Jay's Juniors kicks off annual trip to Walt Disney World

Jay Towers is out on special assignment for the next couple of days. Tuesday, Dec. 4 kicked off his annual Jay's Juniors trip.

Every year, Jay's Juniors takes kids with chronic or terminal illnesses and their entire families on an all-expense paid vacation to Walt Disney World. This is the fifth year for the trip, and Jay's Juniors was able to raise $250,000 to allow 25 families the unforgettable experience. Two families were unable to get away, unfortunately, though. 

We caught up with Jay at Metro Detroit Airport Tuesday morning before the flight left. You can watch the excitement in the video player above. 

For so many of these kids, this may be the only chance to get away from doctors and hospitals -- and get out of the cold weather.

Applications for Jay's Juniors are collected around August each year. You can meet all of this year's Jay's Juniors here.

To make the trip even more special this year, the National Council of Jewish Women Michigan Chapter donated 25 beautiful Disney-themed blankets to the children through their Wrapped in Love project. 

For more information on their Wrapped in Love project, click here