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Makayla's wish to go to the Bahamas

Makayla and her family in front of Atlantis

“ A birthday to cherish forever ”

  • Makayla , 13

    • Hematologic Disorder
    • To go to the Bahamas

Makayla is a 13-year-old girl who loves spending quality time laughing with her family and friends. Makayla is already passionate about traveling the world. She hopes to engage in the culture and history of each destination she visits. When it was time to choose her wish, Makayla knew that spending time relaxing on beautiful beaches and swimming with dolphins was definitely the right choice. Makayla traveled to Atlantis in the Bahamas where her wish became her reality. 

In mid-November, the evening before Makayla’s wish was originally scheduled; Makayla became incredibly ill and was forced to return to the hospital. She refused to give in to her diagnosis and remained fearless. She was hopeful to regain both her strength and health to have her wish come true. Makayla’s wish was rescheduled around her 13th birthday. On Thursday, April 28, 2016 Makayla along with her mom, dad and brother hopped on a plane to the Bahamas!

Makayla spent her entire wish experience in awe. She fell in love with the aquatic life around her and was able to have lazy days on beautiful beaches.  Not only did her family get to experience the Shallow Dolphin Interaction, but they were given all-day access to Dolphin Cay’s private beach.

Makayla’s unforgettable wish made her 13th birthday one that she will cherish forever. Her journey through the wish granting process, and the experience she was ultimately given, inspired Makayla to refuse to give up on herself, her passions and her dreams.  Makayla is eternally grateful for the once in a lifetime wish she was granted and cannot wait to see where the world of endless possibilities takes her! 

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