I Want to Enjoy a Penguin Encounter!

Name: Kelsey
Age: 18
State: AZ

Kelsey is a bright teen with a creative streak. She loves painting with acrylics and her favorite subject in school, besides math, is art. Kelsey also enjoys listening to all sorts of music and cheering for the Notre Dame football team.

Two years ago, Kelsey underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. However, she began experiencing post-operative complications including severe headaches and short term memory loss; she was diagnosed with a granulomatous infection of the brain. She underwent several more surgeries and has had 5 in total so far. Kelsey was also treated with a high dose of steroids – the only thing known with the ability to control the infection. This illness has almost killed Kelsey several times, but she is certainly fighting it. She is currently receiving medication to deal with secondary illnesses that are attacking her immune system, which has been severely weakened with her treatments.

For her wish, Kelsey was able to visit some “cool” new penguin friends at the San Diego Zoo. Kelsey enjoyed her wish and loved meeting her favorite animals face-to-face.

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Wish: Penguin Encounter
Wish Type: Travel

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