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4-year-old Md. girl battling cancer attends magical princess wish party

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There are no more hospital stays for this little girl. She has been sick, but had a spectacular day Wednesday.

She was riding in style in a stretch limousine that was like “a big choo-choo train!”

And that was just the beginning. 4-year-old Katelyn was greeted by her hero.

“I saw Rapunzel!” she said.

Rapunzel is her favorite Disney princess.

On this day, Katelyn's wish came true. A princess party was put on for her by Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Baldwin Homes.

Last year, doctors discovered a malignant tumor behind Katelyn's eye.

“It was pretty hard while she was going through her treatment,” said her mother. “But now that she's done, it's nice to see her having fun and having the energy and just feeling well enough to play and be like every other kid.”

The place where they hosted Katelyn's party was at the Maryland Green Designer Show Home. This house is on the market and when it is sold, some of the proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“This is probably the greenest home in the state of Maryland,” said Michael Baldwin, President of Baldwin Homes.

One of the green features starts once you step into the home.

“As you walk in, this sensor catches the movement and it turns a hot water pump on and it starts circulating hot water throughout the house,” Baldwin said.

There is another chapter to Katelyn's fairy tale. With an active duty military father, Katelyn’s family moves around a lot. She wants someplace that always feels like home. On Skype, she saw her bedroom back at home in Waldorf, Md., being transformed.

The great part about Katelyn’s new room is it will be set up so she can take her room as is and set it up in any home they live in.

“It makes it even more special because it really brings the human aspect into charity,” said Baldwin. “Giving charity and not knowing where it goes is one thing, but to really have a focus and a family that are in need is very humbling.”

The family has also been blessed with what they wished for most: Katelyn is now in remission.


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