TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A family that's staying brave for their boy who is battling a life-threatening illness is getting a surprise all their kids will never forget.
Baking Memories 4 Kids and Panera Bread are giving them an all-expense paid trip to Orlando.
For the Mallonee family, they treat every day like it's a gift because their son, Lucian, has nephrotic kidney disease that has him in and out of hospitals, but today, they have something to smile about.
Frank Squeo, the founder of Baking Memories 4 Kids, said, "They're going to Disney World, Sea World, Universal and Lego Land."
Jessica Mallonee said, "This is going to be something that we're going to remember forever. It'll be our first family trip together, and it'll be much needed time spent together."
People have been rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. Even if that doesn't seem like a lot, it can go a long way.
Squeo said, "By saying yes and putting those five and ten cents, we put all that money together and that's why this family is going on this life-changing trip."
There's another way you can help, just go to the Baking Memories 4 Kids website and order some cookies. They taste great and go directly to helping a family.
Now, Lucian and his five brothers and sisters get to go see Mickey and all their favorite characters in person.
Joseph Mallonee said, "For somebody to be just as generous to raise money and just a family something like this is truly a miracle and it's great."
To make this all the more special, they get to be in front of any line with special passes.
"No, I didn't really expect it, but I know how God works, and he does miraculous things," Jessica said.
So, the next time you're in a Panera Bread and see a Baking Memories 4 Kids sign, all they want you to do is give just a few cents, and you'll help change lives.