Father says ailing daughter isn't 'sick enough' for Make-A-Wish trip to Disneyland
POSTED: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 12:38pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — After battling leukemia for two years and beating the disease, 4-year-old McKenna May was finally granted a dream trip to Disney World by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
But McKenna's father refuses to approve the donation saying his daughter is "cured."
Make-A-Wish says that both parents need to approve the trip before final arrangements are made.
"She's now completely cancer-free and I wasn't completely comfortable with the trip that they set up...I feel that Make-A-Wish's money, all the donations made to them should actually go towards terminally ill children, children that won't have the opportunity later in life to experience things like Disney World," William May said.
May adds that he would like to take his daughter to Disney, but when he can pay for the trip himself.
McKenna's mother, Whitney Hughes, says fighting between her and May is what kept him from agreeing to the trip.
Now, McKenna's mother is trying to raise money to fund the Disney World trip on her own.
"Her wish is that she wants to go to Disney I am just trying to get her there," Hughes said.