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Nine-year-old Montreal cancer survivor surprised with Disney World trip at her school

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The school talent show is an exciting day for any fourth grader. But for young cancer survivor Emma Stivaletta, it was a day she'll never forget.

At the end of the show on Friday at Leonardo Da Vinci Academy (LDVA) in Montreal, she was presented with a special surprise: tickets to Disney World.

It's a dream come true for Emma, who was diagnosed with leukemia at four years old.

Now nine, she's been cancer-free for three years.

"When Emma got sick, Emma had made a wish [...] a trip to Disneyland," LDVA principal Nadia Sammarco told the crowd. "She hasn't had her wish come true -- until today."

Sammarco made the announcement right after Emma presented her talent: painting. With the help of her two sisters, the young artist had displayed some of her artwork onstage.

"I started to donate them to the Montreal Children's Hospital hematology/oncology department," she said during her presentation. "Trust me, they need it -- their walls are blah."

Emma's surprise was granted by the Make-A-Wish/Rêves d’enfants Canada Foundation.  

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