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4-year-old Lyndhurst girl with hydrocephalus has wish to become a princess granted

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Posted at 9:59 PM, Jan 31, 2021

LYNDHUSRT, Ohio — Many little girls dream of being a princess and for a young girl from Lyndhurst, that dream came true on Sunday.

Four-year-old Olivia has always wanted to be a princess.

“Ever since she was little, she’s been obsessed with dresses, especially princess dresses, and I think for her she just loves feeling beautiful and fancy,” said Olivia’s mother Katie Perez.

When Olivia was just 13 months old she had her first brain surgery to treat an incurable brain condition.

“Olivia has a condition called hydrocephalus. It's an incurable brain condition that causes the buildup of excess fluid in her brain," Perez said. “It's been rough. We do a lot of therapy. We've had a lot of scary close calls in terms of not knowing what was happening."

But on Sunday, thanks to A Special Wish Foundation, Olivia didn’t have to worry about medical appointments or or anything other than her dreams of becoming a princess.

A Special Wish Foundation granted Olivia’s wish, sending a fairy godmother to her house and planning a special princess makeover at Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa in Mentor.

Before her special day was over, Olivia had a tea party with other princesses at Sisters Tea Room.

“To see her happy and carefree means a lot because sometimes we don’t always have those moments, so I feel like this outweighs the bad moments she has, to have something like this so special happening for her,” Perez said.

To learn more about A Special Wish Foundation, click here.