Austin firefighter, family off to Disney World thanks to Texas organizations

An Austin firefighter and his family are on their way to Walt Disney World thanks to some Texas organizations.

AFD firefighter Ryan Watson's daughter Samara, or Sam, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma two years ago at the age of 8 and began the fight of her life.

Sam is now in remission, and she, Ryan, her mom Carmen, brother Cohen, and sister Jessie are doing something they weren't sure they'd get to do again: take a vacation as a family.

Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas, American Airlines, and the Something mAAgic Foundation are sending the Watson family to Walt Disney World. The park is hosting the family for Mickey's "Not So Scary Halloween Party."

AFD shared photos of the family's send-off party on Facebook: