Mia is battling Medulloblastoma – a life-threatening brain tumor. Mia has undergone multiple surgeries and tough medical treatments like chemotherapy, but her spirit soars when she finds out she could have her fondest wish granted by Make-A-Wish® Arizona.
She wanted to swim with the dolphins because “they are like real mermaids.”
Mia spent a fun-filled week with her little brother Charlie, her mother, and her uncle in sunny Orlando, Florida at Discovery Cove®. Mia enjoyed her very first dolphin encounter in the marine park. She loved touching the dolphins’ rubbery skin as they smiled back at her, or holding onto their dorsal fin for a fun ride in the water.
At Discovery Cove, Mia relaxes on the beach. She swims in the clear blue ocean water watching the beautiful tropical fish. She felt like a real mermaid. Mia even feeds the stingrays and floats down the tropical lazy river.
Mia had an unforgettable wish trip, free from the stress and worry of her medical condition and filled with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
"It was especially healing because we all got the opportunity to do this together as a family," said Sandra, Mia's mom. "Mia and Charlie spent enough time apart during Mia’s time in the hospital so it was very important to all of us that we could enjoy the experience together.”
Make-A-Wish Arizona thanks Jewelers for Children for sponsoring Mia’s wish!