Girl with cancer uses Make-a-Wish to clean trash at parks

A young girl battling brain cancer in Kansas City used her Make-a-Wish to inspire a huge effort to make her city's parks more safe and beautiful.

A manager with the Make-a-Wish Foundation said Amelia Meyer could have wished for anything, but the eight-year-old said she wanted to clean up four parks.



"She could've wished to go on a cruise or go to Europe, and her wish was to take care of the world for the day," Haw said. "I can't tell you how much I wish other children would be this much of an inspiration."

The city police and fire department, mayor, a soccer team and hundreds of volunteers turned out for the effort, helping Amelia pick up trash at Swope Park and other parks in the city.

"I thought there was just going to be some people, not this much," Amelia said.





Click here for Amelia's full Make-a-Wish story.

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