"This is something I've looked forward to for a very long time," Jansma told WZZM. "I'm excited because I got a telephone call from my grandson and he said, 'You want to go for a balloon ride on Saturday?' And I said, 'Yes I do; yes I do; yes I do.'"
Jansma, who uses a wheelchair, was lifted into the hot air balloon, which had a seat inside the basket for her to sit on for the 40-minute ride.
"It's just great to be able to give back like this," Visser said. "Seeing her face during that ride was priceless."