Caden’s Splish-Splash Wish

Name: Caden
Age: 9
State: IL

Wish Kid

At fifteen months old, Caden was diagnosed with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction. This is a rare disorder that causes impaired gastrointestinal motility and is caused by several different nerve and muscle abnormalities in the digestive system. For Caden, having this disorder has meant four intestinal surgeries, constant intestinal problems and he has to be fed via feeding tube.

“He is so excited to have the pool,” said Caden’s father of his son’s wish. “He even went into the pool right after it was filled, even though the water was only 66 degrees! It only lasted for a few minutes though” before Caden got back out. “Now all we need is the Chicago weather to warm back up and he will be in nonstop!”

While waiting on a warmer climate, Caden and his siblings are planning out what sorts of toys they want to get to enjoy in the pool. For Caden, it’s a real wish-come-true!

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