Make-A-Wish sends Md. girl with heart condition to Hawaii

Lorelei, who has half a heart, her dad Steve Brewer and mom Shelle McIntyre-Brewer wait to board a plane for Hawaii Tuesday morning. Make-A-Wish is sending the family on the trip. (WTOP/Kristi King)

WASHINGTON – A Jefferson, Md., eight-year-old with a life-threatening heart condition is getting her wish for a trip to Hawaii.

Friends and supporters saw Lorelei McIntyre-Brewer and her family off for their trip at Dulles International Airport Tuesday morning, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

The trip took years to plan in part so her dad Steve Brewer could get time off from work in the Army.

Learn more about her trip and her heart condition in the video and audio story below.

Surf lesson, rest await Lorelei in Hawaii


Kristi King, WTOP

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP on Twitter and on Facebook.

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