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Giana's Wish to Go to the San Diego Zoo

Giana's wish to go to the San Diego Zoo

“ The trip was perfect! ”


- Giana's dad

  • Giana , 3

    • cancer
    • I wish to go...to the San Diego Zoo
  • I wish to go

While many three-year-old girls are playing with dolls or enjoying tea parties, Giana from Linthicum, MD, was bravely battling cancer. Despite her ongoing battle with leukemia, Giana harbors a love of the colors pink and purple, the movie Frozen and her pets. Giana is a true animal-lover and although she enjoys playing with her cats and dog, she is fascinated by the bigger animals at the zoo. When Giana found out Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic would be grating her one true wish, she wished to go to the San Diego Zoo with her family.

Giana was ecstatic when she found out her wish was being granted. Not only was she excited to see the animals at the zoo, but she couldn’t believe she got to ride in an airplane! The animals she was most looking forward to seeing upon arriving in San Diego were the lions and pandas. She was also excited to enjoy a trip to the beach with her family. She had been to the beach once before and had loved playing in the water and sand.

When Giana arrived in San Diego, her wish was everything she had hoped for and more. She was captivated by the penguins and enjoyed chasing them around like they were her friends! Giana’s parents even shared that her wish trip was a “dream come true…the trip was perfect.” 

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