Diagnosed with cancer at only four years old, wish kid Claire relied on her vivid imagination to distract herself from surgeries, chemotherapy, proton radiation therapy and what seemed like endless days spent in the hospital. One of her favorite games of make-believe involved pretending to be a mermaid and daydreaming about life in the sea with a sparkly pink tail and collecting sea shells. When Claire had the chance to share her one true wish with wish granters from Make-A-Wish®
Mid-Atlantic, she was eager to welcome her new friends into her favorite fantasy.
When the time for Claire’s wish arrived, she couldn’t have imagined the magical day she was about to experience. Her wish started off with a VIP mermaid makeover in her hotel room. After her makeover, Claire and her family enjoyed a trip to the beach where she met real live mermaids on the shore! While spending time with the mermaids, they invited Claire to join them in the pool where she could transform into a mermaid herself. Claire tried on her very own mermaid tail, had a blast swimming around with the mermaids and even enjoyed a mermaid-themed pool party!
During Claire’s day as a mermaid, she was able to live out her dream after a tough fight with cancer. Check out the video of Claire’s wish come true!
Special thanks to Boca Beach Club, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Mermaid Academy, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Green Buzz Agency, Claude Debussy, Michael Dulin & Equity Digital Music for helping to grant & capture Claire’s wish come true.