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Send-off party under way for Bert's Big Adventure

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There's a big party going on right now near the airport.

Radio station Q100 is having a special send-off celebration for some lucky kids at the Sheraton Gateway.

Bert's Big Adventure is sending 13 kids and their families, who wouldn't otherwise have the financial ability, to Disney World later Thursday morning.

BBA is a non-profit organization, started in 2002 by Bert and Stacey Weiss, to provide a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.

The Chandler family from Atlanta is one of the families going on the trip this year.

Jenna, one of their twin daughters, has cerebral palsy. Tomorrow is the twins' sixth birthday, which they'll be celebrating at Disney.

Their mom, Tammy Chandler, said she can't believe they got chosen.

"It means the world because it would be difficult to do this on your own without help, finances, everything, and with all the extra help," said Chandler. "It's a little bit harder, you know, with a physical disability, so yeah, it's great. It's wonderful. I'm overwhelmed. I'm going to stay overwhelmed probably for the whole trip," said Chandler.

One of the sponsors of BBA gave the Chandler family a free home remodeling to make it easier for their daughter to get around in her walker.

For more information about BBA, or how you can donate time or money, click here.

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