I Loved the San Diego Zoo!

Name: Anthony
Age: 5
State: CA

In December of last year, Anthony began suffering what his parents thought were allergic reactions. His legs began to swell and he was taken to the hospital. There, he began experiencing seizures and was diagnosed with having nephrotic syndrome. This condition is caused by damaged kidneys leaking large amounts of protein into the body. Doctors also discovered that Anthony was suffering from a swelling of the brain’s protective membranes called meningitis. This condition also causes severe headaches and earaches for Anthony.

For his wish, Anthony visited the world famous San Diego Zoo and he had a blast! He was also able to visit the San Diego Safari Park and Sea World.

In addition to the zoo visits and the trip to Sea World, Kids Wish Network also arranged for top-notch accommodations at the San Diego Marriott – Gaslamp Quarter, a rental car from MidWay Car Rental and even special dinners at The Hard Rock Café, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and the Elephant Bar.

“Everything was just phenomenal,” said Anthony’s dad. “It was a too-good-to-be-true vacation and Anthony had a blast. It was a great experience for all of us. Thank you.”

Help Another Child with a Wish
Wish: Visit San Diego Zoo
Wish Type: Travel

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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.