Fayetteville Boy Is Granted His Greatest Wish
A Fayetteville family received word that an organization with a mission to grant wishes for children with life-threatening conditions is going to make their son’s wish come true.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending 5-year old Jessie James Payne and his family to Disney World. Jessie James will be joined by his parents and younger brother.
“I’m excited about spending time with them,” said Jessie James’ mom, Krystle Payne. ”No doctors. No hospitals. Not worrying about anything. Just being able to reconnect with the family.”
Jessie James was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 4. His parents initially believed the twitching in his eyes indicated their son needed glasses, but doctors’ tests told another story.
Since his diagnosis, Jessie James must visit his doctors weekly and has been rushed to the hospital numerous times, including once when he was airlifted. His mother is looking forward to spending a worry-free week with her son.
“He won’t have to worry about shots,” said Krystle. ”It’s just blood draws, but he’s deathly scared of them, and he breaks out in hives everytime.”
Jessie James’ grandmother, Janey Payne, said it’s been a stressful year for the family. She said the trip to Florida ”means the world to the family.”
The family leaves for their trip Feb. 17.
The reveal party was held at the Zaxby’s on College Avenue in Fayetteville. Zaxby’s sponsored Jessie James’ Make-A-Wish trip.