Osceola County boy fighting liver cancer gets late Christmas gifts from community

VIDEO: Osceola County boy fighting liver cancer gets late Christmas gifts from community

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The Make-A-Wish Foundation is still finding ways to grant wishes even with the challenges of a global pandemic.

The Central and Northern Florida chapter of Make-A-Wish recently gave Adrian Paonessa a memorable day, setting up a parade of cars dropping off every gift he asked for last Christmas. Dozens of cars dropped off video games, clothes, shoes and even a TV. The Kissimmee Fire Department also stopped by with gifts.

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Adrian is a five-year-old boy fighting liver cancer and his parents say they were recently told there is no cure, but they’re looking into other treatment options.

Anne Cuba is the President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida and says they’ve had to postpone about 20 wishes each month during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, she says they do plan to get to all of them using whatever creative means necessary.