Chris,17, loves to run, dance, and play with animals—he’s an all-around fun-loving guy. He also loves the ocean and being in the water. For Chris’s wish, he wanted to go to Atlantis in the Bahamas to swim with the dolphins, get a massage, and go to under 18 clubs to dance.
“[Chris’s friends] Alex and Nick were with Chris through his illness, surgery, and recovery. They even stayed in a hotel in Rhode Island so they could be with him for his surgery. They stayed at the house constantly while he recovered—even while he slept,” said Cathy.
Although he had a great support system, it was still difficult for Chris, because there were very few people he knew that had been through what he had. The vacation to Atlantis was an escape for Chris, and he was able to just relax and forget about his worries. The entire family loved their dolphin encounter and walking along the beach. Chris’s wish trip came at the perfect time for his family, and they will remember the fun adventures and relaxing times they spent together in Atlantis forever.