Seven-year-old Andrew was born with cerebral palsy and lives with many physical challenges including being non-verbal, blind, and dependent on a feeding tube. He is a joyful child nonetheless, and loves to laugh.
Andrew’s favorite thing in the world is to swim in warm water. He has a twin sister and a younger sister and brother. For his wish, his whole family make the trip to the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island to soak up the sun and enjoy the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean.
Andrew’s mom reports that the family had a magical time. “Andrew, especially, had the greatest week EVER. He spent hours and hours in the pool each day. He would even let out a big sigh of happiness each time we went into the pool. The trip was memorable and meaningful on so many levels,” she shared.
When a child and family is dealing with a critical illness, having something positive to focus on can make a difference in all of their lives. Wishes give children renewed energy and resilience and bring families closer together. That’s the true power of a wish.