Make-A-Wish teen gets surprise of a lifetime

Since the age of 5, Reagan Thomas has been battling Chronic Hereditary Pancreatitis.

In February, she was flown to Minnesota for a risky surgery that only about 600 other people have received. 

The surgery removed 3 of her organs, including her pancreas. Now, the senior in high school has made major improvements in her day to day life.

“We didn’t sleep much because she was hurting so badly and she was getting so frail and tiny and it’s just sad to see a vibrant little girl waste away, and then to see her now it’s just amazing.” Dana Thomas, Reagan’s mom, said.

Thanks to Wingate University and the Make-a-Wish foundation, the Thomas family will be celebrating her success on a Caribbean cruise.

"I was just completely overwhelmed, completely shocked and any thought in my mind just went to what.” Reagan Thomas, said.

Wingate University presented Reagan with a full four-year scholarship to the school.

Reagan says now she will be able to fulfill her dreams of becoming a doctor.

The Thomas family will take their Make-A-Wish cruise in June.

Reagan will be a freshman next fall.