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Make-A-Wish, Blue Bunny help grant wish to South Dakota girl

LE MARS, Iowa (KTIV) -

Blue Bunny may be best-know for the ice cream it makes. But, the Le Mars, Iowa company is quickly gaining a reputation in the wish-granting business

15-year-old Ariyanna Miller from Alcester, South Dakota was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia last June.

This past May, Blue Bunny and Make a Wish teamed up to send Ariyanna and her family to Paris.

Ariyanna was Diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in June 2013.

"So I kind of expected it, but I don't know, I just wasn't prepared." said Ariyanna.

Monday was a brighter day for Ariyanna. She celebrated her trip to Paris in May with her parents and two younger brothers.

"I didn't expect what happened. That was pretty crazy. They were all screaming and wearing those little mustaches and stuff. That was exciting. It's cool," said Ariyanna.

Ariyanna's parents say the people who came out to support her, have been their all along.

"This is our support system that's here. Our neighbors, our friends, family. They been through us through thick and thin. Did a lot of the work when we couldn't. Whenever we needed something they've been there," Loren Miller, Ariyanna's Father.

The trip was made possible by Blue Bunny and Make a Wish, a foundation that grants wishes to kids with life threatening medical conditions.

"Probably going to Paris is a lot of our wishes along with candy and all the confections that go along with Paris. Perfect to go on ice cream. Perfect to go in Ice cream. So, it was a great wish for us to be part of." Lesley Bartholomew

After studying French History in school, Ariyanna says she wanted to go to Paris to experience the culture first hand.

"I've always wanted to travel and that meant a lot to me, and I like to paint so, seeing the Mona Lisa and the paintings were really cool," Lesley Bartholomew, Wells Enterprise.

Her favorite part:

"The eiffel tower," said Ariyanna.

Not only did Ariyanna get to celebrate her trip to Paris with her family and friends Monday. She got to dive into one Blue Bunny's forty different ice cream flavors. A day she'll never forget.

Last year, Blue Bunny helped grant 100 wishes and this year they plan on granting 20 more.

The average cost of a wish is 7,000 dollars.

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