I Had a Blast on my Cruise Wish!

Name: Alyssa
Age: 12
State: CT

When she was just a year old, Alyssa’s parents went into her room and found their little girl unconscious on the bed. They rushed her to the hospital where doctors told them that Alyssa had gone into diabetic shock and her brain was swelling; regular blood glucose levels range from 80 to 120, while Alyssa’s was at 2,000. She was in the ICU for some time and had to be rapidly re-hydrated. Alyssa is considered a ‘fragile diabetic’ and she also suffers seizures. She must have her blood glucose levels measured continuously to prevent hyper- and hypoglycemia, as well as the seizures.

Alyssa enjoyed a fabulous Carnival cruise to Cozumel for her wish. Every night, the crew left her surprises in her room and even gave her backstage tours of the cruise’s shows and the kitchens. At each stop, Alyssa and her family enjoyed complimentary excursions and they couldn’t have asked for a better family getaway to end the summer.

“I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was,” said Alyssa’s mom. “Everything was so wonderful. It was way more than we expected. I can’t thank you enough.”

Help Another Child With A Wish
Wish: Cruise
Wish Type: Travel

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