Disney wish comes true for North Carolina boy mauled by dogs

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WAKE COUNTY, NC (WTVD) — A wish is coming true for a young boy who has been through a life-altering struggle after getting attacked by two dogs in Raleigh.

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina is sending 4-year-old Ryder Wells and his family to Walt Disney World.

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“We are extremely grateful and appreciative super, super, super, super, excited,” said Ryder’s mom, Brittany Wells. “It doesn’t feel real yet.”

Ryder’s struggle began when he was 22-months-old on a Thanksgiving visit with family friends in Raleigh. Two Rotweillers attacked Ryder.

“He almost lost his life,” said Wells. “But he completely lost the left side of his face along with many other injuries and so over the past three years we’ve completely worked on reconstructing his face and get his skin back on.”

The local Make-A-Wish chapter has granted 3,600 wishes to children dealing with a critical illness.

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