Ethan's wish was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation

Ethan loves gym class, science fiction movies and pepperoni pizza. He’s a lot like other kids his age, except that he lives with a rare neuromuscular disorder that has affected him all his life. Ethan has endured more medical procedures than most people will experience in a lifetime and he struggles with the emotional and physical effects of his medical condition. He needed to experience the uplifting joy of having his most cherished wish granted.

Ethan has always wanted to see the Caribbean and his wish to go on a Caribbean cruise with his family was the perfect combination of excitement and relaxation that Ethan wanted for his vacation.

Ethan had an amazing time on his wish trip; he loved being on the ship and exploring the ports they visited. One of his favourite moments was visiting Costa Maya, Mexico where he went on a bird tour and saw macaws. Ethan has a pet bird at home and loved seeing the colourful birds on the tour.

Ethan felt like a celebrity throughout the trip. He enjoyed VIP status on the cruise ship; he was given a private tour of the galley and met the entertainers on board. His favourite meals during the cruise were the sea food and the turkey served on American Thanksgiving. The wish experience left him feeling special and everything about his wish was more than he ever could have dreamed of.

Thanks to WestJet and Royal Caribbean International for their hospitality during Ethan's wish.

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