Local nonprofit gives sick girl surprise Christmas makeover and photo shoot

ORLANDO, Fla. — Give Kids the World gave one little girl battling more than ten different rare illnesses a Christmas gift she won’t soon forget.

Olivia McCleary, 5, recently got the trip of her life to Orlando where she was surprised with an Elsa photoshoot.


Give Kids the World Village teamed up with local nonprofit group, Majic Messengers, and transformed McCleary into Elsa, helping fulfill her dream of becoming brave like Elsa when she grows up.

“Olivia is a true miracle child. At birth, she weighed only 1 pound, 4 ounces and was given less than a 5% chance of survival. From head to toe, she was just 12 inches long. According to our doctors, she was in the .5 percent size range of kids her age. As far as they know, she’s the smallest child ever born in the state of Indiana to survive. In 23 years working, the doctor who delivered her said he had had never seen a baby cry who was born under those circumstances. Even then, she had sass,” said McCleary’s mother.

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