Terminally Ill Man Making Trip Home

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The bags are being packed and they're ready to go.

Within hours Casey Redd, his wife and two young sons will leave on a trip he never expected to make - taking his family to meet his relatives down south.

As the family car was being loaded for the more than 4,000 mile round trip, the excitement was building.
 
Redd suffers from terminal brain cancer.

His doctors have given him between one and three years to live.

When we first brought you his story in December, Redd told us his biggest wish was to take his family to his native state of Texas and Louisiana and introduce them to relatives.

Thanks to the generosity and thousands of dollars in financial donations from countless strangers and friends, his dream is just hours away from coming true.

"First, I'm gonna hug them all. Then, I think I'm gonna take my two year old, Johnny, on a tractor ride," said Redd.
 
The family has been busy packing up for the three-week journey by car waiting patiently for this day to arrive.

"It's been pretty exciting around here," said Redd's wife, Christie.
 
The fact that they may be leaving during a north country snowstorm doesn't bother the family because they say their lives have been blessed by the sunshine of others who made their trip possible.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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