FORT LAUDERDALE - A Palm Beach County girl is getting a rock star send-off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport today as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida sends her to meet rock star and outdoorsman Ted Nugent.
Brianna Curry, 6, of Jupiter, is battling a brain tumor and became of fan of Nugent by watching his reality show "Spirit of the Wild" on the Outdoor Channel.
Make-A-Wish Foundation officials say Brianna even enjoys the rocker's music.
During her wish vacation, Brianna, her parents and 4-year-old brother will spend four days in Texas during which she'll meet Nugent on the set of his program at the Spirit Wild Ranch in China Spring.
However, before the flight this afternoon, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Airlines, the Broward County Aviation Department and the Broward Sheriff's Office have some special plans for Brianna.
Brianna and her family will arrive for their flight in a chauffeur-driven limousine and then be escorted by sheriff's patrol cars with lights flashing and sirens blaring.
Once inside the terminal, Scribbles the clown and sheriff's deputies on lighted scooters will take Brianna and her family to their gate to enjoy cake and balloons before the flight.
Additionally, the Sheriff's Office Airport Rescue Fire Fighting team will celebrate the flight's departure with a water cannon salute.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world with 67 chapters in the U.S. and its territories
Image Information: Rocker Ted Nugent at a Michigan hunting rally in 2003 (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Sources: South Florida Sun Sentinel, TCPalm.com
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