• Make-A-Wish Foundation sending NC boy attacked by dog on Disney trip


    WAKE COUNTY, N.C. - The Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending a toddler who used to live in Statesville to Disney World.

    [ALSO READ: Statesville boy starts pre-K while recovering from vicious dog attack]

    In 2015, Ryder Wells was a year old when he was seriously injured during a dog attack.

    He suffered a punctured lung, a broken jaw and damage to his face, and has had a respiratory disorder since the attack.

    Ryder, who currently lives in Wake County, got the good news at a Chick-fil-A in Garner.

    His mother is grateful for the much-needed break.

    [Toddler returns home from hospital after vicious dog attack]

    “I think I said 'really' a lot, and I was just so happy 'cause he's been through so much, and I just hope this is his once-in-a-lifetime trip and, you know, he really has a fun time" she said.

    Ryder is scheduled for surgery on his cheek this summer.

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