Indianapolis girl, 11, appears on FOX’s ‘Red Band Society’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 26, 2014)-- An Indianapolis girl appeared as an extra on Wednesday night's episode of Red Band Society on FOX.

Dallas Wright, 11, said the experience was great.

"My scene is with Jordi, and I'm in the infusion room. Which is cool.  When I was in the hospital, I just got really interested with diseases and stuff," explained Wright.

Wright got to be on the set last month thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"It was really cathartic for her," said her mother, Cari Wright.

Wright was diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA). SAA is a disease in which the bone marrow does not make enough blood cells for the body.

Wright can relate to the show because she's spent a lot of time at Riley Hospital for Children battling a life-threatening medical condition.

"The show kinda shows what she went through. So, it was kinda putting a happier spin on watching other people go through what we went through - on a lighter note," said Cari Wright.

Dallas Wright now wants to turn her 15 minutes of fame into a lifetime of helping others. Wright wants to be a virologist.

"A virologist. It is someone who works with the CDC and researches bad diseases," explained Dallas Wright.

"The more pain she went through the more she wanted to fix it and make it better on kids," added her mother.

Click here to learn more about the Make-A-Wish Organization.

FOX59 will be a part of next week's WZPL Request-A-Thon to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

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