When we asked Gabriel how his wish was, he was quick to share that the whole experience of traveling to the Bahamas and staying at The Atlantis was “surreal”! Gabriel even said that if there was anything he would change about his experience, that would be to simply make it longer!
Gabriel’s trip started off just right - when he was picked up at home in a limousine – he felt so “important” and spoiled. And once Gabriel arrived in the Bahamas, he realized that the special treatment had only just begun. Atlantis was, in his words, “Magical.”
One of Gabriel’s favorite moments, was definitely swimming with the dolphins. Having such wonderful experience was unbelievable to him. He also loved going down the Mayan Slide, Rock Climbing, the clear tunnel slide inside a shark-filled lagoon, and so many other activities…it was truly an incredible trip!
Most importantly, being able to celebrate his life close to his family in a wonderful place was very meaningful to Gabriel. It was a wonderful closing of a difficult chapter in his life and the opening of a new, bright and exciting one looking to the future.
A special thank you to United Healthcare, whose support of Make-A-Wish Connecticut made Gabriel’s wish come true!
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