Christian was born with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 that causes tumors to grow in the body’s nerve tissues. He was also born with an enlarged kidney, which was surgically corrected when he was only 10 months old. After he turned 2, Christian’s doctors discovered a tumor, called an optic glioma, in his brain that can cause vision loss. He also has an tumor on his right hip for which he has endured surgery. In addition, Christian was recently diagnosed with weak bones after he began walking differently than normal – a typical side effect of neurofibromatosis – and he must now wear a back brace when performing strenuous tasks like riding a bicycle. Because of his condition, Christian must check in with various doctors and specialists on regular schedules to ensure that nothing is worsening.
Christian loved hanging out with his mom and dad on his enchanting cruise wish to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. He was treated like a VIP wherever he went and he loved every second of it. Out of everything he got to experience, his favorite was seeing a real, live nurse shark swimming in its natural habitat during his submarine ride.
Wish Type: Travel