Rasheed was allowed to come home for just three weeks for the surgery to remove Jaiyana's kidney and her first round of chemotherapy. Then it was back overseas for dad.
An unlikely group of students from Staten Island Monsignor Farrell High School heard Rasheed was back for good and decided to surprise the Akbars with an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World, along with some cash, for some much needed R-and-R.
Senior Sean Egan said he loves helping heroes and he knows a thing or two about them. His father died on 9/11.
Great things are now happening to these good people. As of July, doctors declared Jaiyana cancer-free.