Ten-year-old Eric is definitely a “people person.” He loves to smile and show off his happiness and everyone just adores being around such a bright child. Eric is also quite a sports fan and really enjoys watching his favorite team, the Detroit Lions, on television.
Eric was born with a neural tube defect called spina bifida that occurs when the spinal column fails to close completely, resulting in spinal cord nerve damage. The condition has left Eric confined to a wheelchair. In addition, he has hydrocephalus, which causes fluid to build up around his brain. He has had to endure a procedure to relieve the pressure in his skull caused by excess fluid, in addition to other major surgeries he must soon undergo. Eric also suffers from chiari malformation, a neurological condition that causes compression of the spinal cord and brainstem at the base of the skull.
Once in Orlando, Eric and his family enjoyed a real action-packed time; their itinerary was booked with fantastic activities to do and awesome places to visit. Even their dinners were planned out! Kids Wish Network had thought of everything and Eric had the time of his life on his wish trip. Eric’s wish was finally fulfilled and he arrived home with a smile to last for a very long time.