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Make-A-Wish Foundation sends San Antonio girl to Comic-Con

Francey Childress, 11, is heart transplant recipient

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Make-A-Wish Foundation has put a smile on another face. 

Francey Childress is headed to the San Diego Comic-Con next week.

“I think it’s the greatest thing that has ever happened to me besides my heart," said Francey Childress, an 11-year-old heart transplant recipient.

After being sick for several weeks, Childress received a new heart in October.

The announcement that she is headed to San Diego was made in the lobby of the Weston Center Building.

The lobby was full of superheroes and other comic book characters when Francey arrived.

“It's really, really, really cool,” Childress said. "(It's) just so amazing that I got to see all these people come out for me."

“This is what she loves. She never gave up on her heroes and we wanted to show he that we do have heroes working with us," said Alfredo De La Fuenta, the founder of Alamo City Comic Con.

Childress will spend nearly a week in San Diego -- a week that her mom hopes will have a changing effect.

"Just the other day, she said she didn't believe in magic because if there was magic, then she wouldn't have had the transplant, but maybe this will bring the magic back," said Sandy Childress, Francey’s mom.

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