In 2007, two days before his third birthday, Nathan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. Since that day, Nathan has had to endure chemotherapy treatments every day, infusions every month and a spinal tap every 3 months, which is an awful lot for anyone, adult or child.
What Nathan wanted more than anything else was to swim with dolphins in the ocean, and that is exactly what happened on his wish trip to Florida. At Dolphin Cove in beautiful Key Largo, Nathan made a new aquatic friend with whom he got to swim; Nathan even gave his dolphin friend a few kisses! In addition, Nathan got to take a Duck boat tour in Miami and was able to visit the Miami Seaquarium to see some of his favorite sea creatures face to face!