Terminally Ill Man Will Get His Wish

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Casey Redd says he is "overwhelmed and truly grateful" for the outpouring of support he has received from friends, family and people he doesn't even know, who all chipped in to help make his wish to return to his native home of Texas to see his family soon come true.
 
"I would shake their hand and maybe hug their neck and just say, 'Thank you,'" said Casey.

It was shortly before Christmas when we first told you about Casey's battle with terminal brain cancer and his wish to introduce his family for the first time to his mother and grandmother thousands of miles away.

Since then the Redd family has received more than $5,000 in donations to make the trip a reality.

Casey and his wife, Christie, have been busy making a list of things to take when they leave next month with their two small sons to visit his relatives in Texas and Louisiana.
 
"I feel like this truly was a miracle," said Casey.
 
An outpouring of generosity and thousands of dollars in donations, many anonymous ones - ranging from $10 to more than $1,500 - poured into the online fundraiser set up by Christie and other supporters at www.giveforward.com 
                                                       
"It's wonderful to see that there are still great people out there willing to help people," said Christie.
 
The Ogdensburg family plans to leave on their trip February 9 and return home March 2.

While Casey is unable to fly because of medical reasons, the trip will have to be made by car - leaving the family to hope someone may be willing to donate a vehicle or rental car for their journey.

Friday, September 19, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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