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South Charleston student with heart defect surprised with trip to Disney World

Julia Wisser, a student at Bridgeview Elementary who family members say will be having open heart surgery in June, will be jetting off to Disney World Thursday. (WCHS/WVAH)

A girl who has a heart defect received a very big surprise Thursday afternoon at school.

Julia Wisser, a student at Bridgeview Elementary who family members say will be having open heart surgery in June, will be jetting off to Disney World Thursday thanks to Make-A-Wish.

Eyewitness News spoke with Julia right after she found out about the surprise trip. She said she was most excited to see Stitch, a character from the Disney film "Lilo and Stitch."

Eyewitness News will have much more on this story later tonight.

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