WARNER ROBINS — Sarah Kinsaul started having pain in her knee last November. By the time March rolled around, an answer to her pain hadn’t been found.
Her parents, Michael and Paula Kinsaul, took their youngest daughter, then 5 and a kindergartner at Westside Baptist Church, to see a visiting specialist who gave them the news: Sarah had cancer.
Sarah’s cancer is Ewing’s sarcoma, which is a type of bone and soft tissue cancer.
Part of her upper femur had to be removed and replaced with a metal piece to fight the cancer.
She also had to have several bouts of chemotherapy, which she is currently undergoing.
According to her father, Sarah was nominated to be a candidate for Kids Wish Network.
The charity started in 1997 with the goal of granting wishes to children who are suffering from life threatening conditions, according to its website.
Sarah’s first wish was to meet pop star Justin Bieber.
Even for Kids Wish, it was going to be difficult to pull off, so Sarah chose to go to Walt Disney World as her second choice.
The family has never been to the resort in Orlando.
Now, Kids Wish will host a breakfast fundraiser at Fatz Café in Warner Robins Saturday in cooperation with the Warner Robins Police Department and the Houston County Sheriff’s Department to raise money for the wish.
The organization goes to each town where the child who has the wish is and raises money there.
Anything extra will be put back into the program, and if the costs aren’t met, the charity will take the extra from another fundraiser to make sure each child’s wish is granted.
“No money comes to the family,” said Michael Kinsaul.
Kinsaul plans to be at the breakfast Saturday but is unsure whether Sarah will be able to make it. She is undergoing chemotherapy this week in Atlanta and might not feel up to attending.
Her family, though, is thankful for Kids Wish as well as everyone who is making this wish a reality.
“We’re just overwhelmed with the generosity of strangers,” he said. “They just come out of no where.”
The breakfast at Fatz Café will be from 8-10:30 a.m. and costs $7 a ticket.
For more information about the fundraiser, visit www.wrpolice.org or call 293-1087.
Tickets are available at the door and Byron United Methodist Church, where the family is a member, and Westside Baptist Church, where Sarah attended kindergarten.