Will was born with congenital heart disease and doctors told his parents that he would require on-going treatment and quite a few surgeries as he grew. Now at the age of 12, he’s become more aware of the gravity of his condition and, not surprising, he has suffered ongoing anxiety and fear surrounding his checkups and procedures.  His most recent surgery happened at the beginning of the pandemic and happily, it was very successful. Will is very active and he loves to play sports and video games, and, as an only child, he is very close to his parents and they all love spending time together. When he knew he could receive a wish from Wishes & More, he became very thoughtful about what his priority wish would be – in fact we’ve heard about quite a few #1 wishes through his wish process; including, a Basketball Court, a Hot Tub, a Putting Green, Sport Court or a Swimming Pool.  But what he ultimately landed on was a trip to go Snorkeling in California!  The dates were set to go in mid-October, which is right at the end of beach season and in fact, we learned that snorkeling conditions were not ideal just a few days before they went. Nevertheless, the family was excited to spend time at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis club and while they were there they enjoyed a campfire on the beach, golf every day on the resort’s executive course, pickleball, LEGOLAND, and the San Diego Zoo.  Luckily the weather calmed enough, and the sun came out for their snorkeling day in the Bay with a special guide from La Jolla Kayak.  He took them out to La Jolla Cove made sure they saw the sea lions, explored the caves and snorkeled in the Bay. Dad told us that “The entire experience, from beginning to end, could not have gone any better.  We cannot thank you for all you did to make this trip so special and we are grateful to Wishes & More for the awesome work done to support kids and their families.”

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