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Family with ill child goes on dream vacation [Towson]

Family with ill child goes on dream vacation [Towson]

Simon Hatcher, of West Towson, set off on a weeklong dream vacation with his family Sept. 22. With the help of the Casey Cares Foundation and American Airlines' Something mAAgic Foundation, Simon, 8, was selected for an all-expenses-paid family trip to the Give the Kids the World Resort and Walt Disney World and other Florida theme parks.

Simon is a tough little dude, battling cerebral palsy and epilepsy like a champ. Recently, he has been losing some of his sight and hearing, and mobility is difficult.

His parents, Brian and Laura Hatcher, found out in August that the family had been selected to make the trip to Give Kids the World, which...