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Kids Wish Network made 8-year-old Peekskill native Angelina Rios’ dream a reality by arranging for her to meet her favorite actors and gospel music sensations, David and Tamela Mann.

The “It’s a Manns World” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” television stars spent the afternoon with Angelina at the Doubletree by Hilton in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

The Manns took a break from the production schedule for their television show to spend quality time with Angelina. The couple, accompanied by their daughter Tia, shared stories from their everyday lives as well as their path to success through hope and determination.

“We were excited to spend some time with Angelina – she’s such a joy!” said Tamela and David. “Kids Wish Network is a great organization, and we were honored to help fulfill Angelina’s wish,” the Manns continued.

Angelina’s health issues became evident at a very young age. When Angelina was only 3 years old, doctors discovered that she had Chiari 1 malformation, a tethered spinal cord, and a seizure disorder.

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