Little Rock teenager has his wish granted

Eric Meadors holds up a Make-a-Wish t-shirt (KATV Photo)

A Little Rock teenager faced with a tough diagnosis was surprised with the trip of a lifetime Thursday.

One year ago, 16-year-old Eric Meadors had recurring migraines so much that it sent him to the hospital. He walked out with an unbelievable diagnosis. "That's when they told me it was cancerous, and I had to go through chemo and radiation. And now I'm here," said Meadors. But he wasn't going to let brain cancer get in the way of being a normal teenager. He said, "I just never lost my happiness, just stayed myself, my big, positive, jolly, laughing self. So, I never really got down about it."

Eric tells KATV he's doing well, and now, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Bryant Chick-fil-a, he and his family are going to Disney World. "It makes me feel special. It doesn't really make it seem like what I went through was a really horrible thing anymore. It turned into a really positive situation," he said. His mother, Antionette Meadors added, "he's very deserving of it. He's been positive throughout the entire process. He has kept his faith in God."

This isn't the first time area Chick-fil-a's have partnered with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and it certainly won't be the last. "We like giving back, and that's part of our core and our nature with Chick-fil-a. I know all of the fellow operators in central Arkansas, they all have a heart as big as gold," said the Bryant location operator, Guy Parker.

This will be the first time Eric has ever been to Disney World, and he's just he excited to see what the theme park has to offer.

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