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The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota and St. Philip’s School teamed up Monday to throw Ben Frauenholtz, 7, a party to mark the end of his three-year chemotherapy treatments. Ben and his classmates had a lunchtime pizza party, preceded by a pretend airplane flight from Minnesota to Orlando, Fla. — Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Prelude to a wish: First-grader takes imaginary flight to Disney World before the real trip

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BEMIDJI — Flight 429 left St. Philip’s School at 12:45 p.m. Monday, landing in Orlando, Fla., about a half-hour later.

Its passengers — all first-graders with first-class seats — were escorted off the plane by princesses, who welcomed them to Disney World with magical coins.


It was a dream come true.

Or a wish.

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