Rock’s Swim with Dolphins Dream Comes True!

Name: Rock
Age: 17
State: TX

Wish Kid

Rock has spina bifida. Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that occurs when the spinal column fails to close completely before birth. The condition has left Rock paralyzed from the knees down and wheelchair dependent. Rock also has only one kidney. He requires careful daily medical attention.

Rock has always thought it would be the coolest thing ever to swim with dolphins, so that’s what he asked to do for his wish. Before he knew it, Rock was on his way to beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the adventure of a lifetime! During his time in the water, Rock bonded with his two new dolphin friends, Bella and Fiji. Rock’s grandmother, Elaine, said he had an absolute blast on his trip. “The trip was fabulous! He keeps talking about going back to see Bella. It was fantastic!”

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