'No way we would've been able to do it without Make-a-Wish'

'No way we would've been able to do it without Make-a-Wish' »Play Video
Landen Stiner

EUGENE, Ore. - Landen Stiner is a happy and active 7-year-old.

You might never guess he had the "C" word.

"Cancer," he says.

KVAL News met Landen and his mom Micko two years ago during his chemotherapy treatments at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.

"Seeing him so sick and helpless, just laying there so skinny and fragile, it was really hard," Micko Stiner said.

During his stay at the hospital, the family was introduced to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

"We told him it was his wish, he could wish for whatever he wanted," Micko said.

For Landen, it was an easy decision: Disney World.

"I wanted to go on a family vacation where we could all go on roller coasters have have fun," he said.

The Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Oregon raised enough money to send Landen and his family to Florida last March.

His favorite ride? Space Mountain.

"It was pitch black and when you were going it went really fast and then dropped and went up and went down in pitch black," Landen said.

Micko said it was a once in a lifetime experience that the family will remember forever.

"There's no way we would've been able to do it without Make-a-Wish," she said. "It was really special to us."