Two heart warriors receive free trip to NYC

Posted at 11:35 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 23:35:10-05

It's the gift that keeps on giving... literally. Going to New York City has always been a dream for 11-year-old Piper Francis, who has a very rare heart condition. 

Once the organization Berardi Immigration gave her a free trip there, she was all smiles. As we told you last week, Piper gave that trip to her 8-year-old friend, Grant Domogala, who's also fighting to keep his heart beating. But this week, Piper's wishes to go to the Big Apple are coming true, yet again.

Berardi Immigration gave her another trip to The City, so that she's able to fulfill her life-long wish while Grant is also able to go.

"It was amazing because she's 11 and most kids that age are only thinking of themselves," said Rosanna Berardi, who works for the organization. "She got this trip of a lifetime, something she's always wanted... she has a huge heart! So when I hear she wanted to give the trip to Grant, I was thrilled but we want to make sure she gets there as well."

"Thank you guys, you really didn't have to do that," said Piper. "I was trying to help somebody else who really needed this, and I hope he's doing okay."

Piper is one step closer to checking this off her bucket list. She says she hopes to go to the Big Apple some time in the fall. 

The trip includes an all-expense trip, travel fair, two night accommodation, and $500 for the heart warriors to spend on whatever they want.