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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Often when kids are granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, they ask for a trip to somewhere fun, such as Disney World, or to meet someone famous. But 8-year-old Amelia Meyer, who is battling brain cancer, says her wish is to 'take care of the world.' Amelia`s wish will be granted by Helzberg Diamonds who has arranged for hundreds of volunteers to assist Amelia with cleaning up KC parks.

Supporters can join in the efforts in-person, and follow along on social media at @MakeAWishMo for photos and updates.  For those who can`t join the local efforts but feel inspired by Amelia`s wish to join the cleanup of their own communities, they can use the hashtag #AmeliasWish.

Amelia is hoping for thousands of people to join her, perhaps all over the world, to make her wish come true. Mayor Sly James also will join volunteers at Swope Park at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 27, to issue a proclamation in honor of Amelia and her efforts.

On Saturday, Feb. 27th, Amelia will be joined by hundreds of volunteers throughout the state of Missouri, who will come together at four Kansas City parks and across the country to start 'taking care of the world' to help make her wish come true.

The four Kansas City parks include: 

  • Romey Hills Park (NE 101 Street, Kansas City, MO 64155).
  • New Mark Subdivision (7820 NW 100th Street, Kansas City, MO 64153).
  • Macken Park (715 East 21st Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64116)
  • 
Swope Park, Pavilion #10 (5650 Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132)