Six-year old Reese from Grasonville, MD, loves everything about the water. She won’t let her diagnosis with leukemia keep her from diving right in and absolutely loves the beach and the pool. She was mesmerized when she first saw a commercial featuring the Aulani Resort in Ha-waii—a resort right on the ocean! It was no surprise when Reese revealed her one true wish was to go to the Aulani Resort in Hawaii. With the help of Make-A-Wish®
Mid-Atlantic she was on her way to the aquatic adventure of a lifetime.
The trip got off to a great start as Reese and her family were greeted in Hawaii with leis. For the next week, Reese tirelessly enjoyed many activities that in and around water, putting the days of her disease’s limitations far in the past. Reese enjoyed paddle boarding and swimming in the clear, blue ocean. She discovered brightly colored fish and coral beneath the surface, snor-keling in the Rainbow Reef. She even got to interact with sea animals as she participated in a sting-ray feeding.
Reese and her family had the opportunity to put their worries aside and enjoy the relaxing at-mosphere of the resort. Now back at home, the family can reminisce on the sun, the sand and especially the water! It was a trip they will never forget.