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Montana Hope Project grants Helena boy's wish

Eamon's wish was to visit Legoland and Walt Disney World
Posted at 8:31 AM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 10:42:49-04

HELENA — The Montana Hope Project grants wishes to children living with critical illnesses, and on Friday, they granted their 477th wish to 7 year-old Eamon Merrill.

Eamon has a neurological disorder which affects his day-to-day life, and the lives of his parents and his four siblings.

Eamon's wish was to visit Legoland and Walt Disney World in Florida. Now he and his entire family will leave next Wednesday for a week-long fully-funded adventure.

It's something Eamon's mother says would never have been possible without the Montana Hope Project.

"Because sometimes with kids with disabilities, the siblings kind of get left without much attention, so I am excited for Eamon for sure, but I am excited for my other kids too, that they get to experience something that we would never be able to do," Nicole Merrill said.

The Montana Hope Project is sponsored by the Association of Montana Troopers; it was started in 1984 by a group of Montana Highway Patrol officers, to help kids with critical illnesses. Click here to visit the website to learn more.