Catherine has always had a unique passion for exploring the world. She has dreams of travelling to far off places and experiencing so many different cultures. Unlike other eighteen-year-olds, Catherine battles a life-threatening medical condition. And even though life has not been easy, she continues to dream big!
Catherine has always wanted to see The Great Blue Hole that lies across the Great Barrier Reef of Belize, so when Make-A-Wish asked her what her one true wish was she knew exactly what to say. She knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and had already thought about exactly where she wanted to stay in Belize and what she wanted to accomplish while there.
Catherine, her mom and sister were whisked away in a limo and taken to Hampton Inn at La Guardia Airport to enjoy a nice, relaxing night, including dinner at Pavilion Grill, before their big adventure began. Bright and early the next morning, they were off to Belize City for the first part of her wish, a three-night stay at Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. Catherine’s first day consisted of the River of Caves and zip-lining. The next day followed with a list of activities that she could pick from to make her own adventure.
After those three amazing days, Catherine could not believe what was still ahead of her; a three night stay at Banyan Bay. Here they would enjoy San Pedro/Ambergris Caye and a day aboard the Caye Caulker Catamaran! Sadly this marked the end of her trip but Catherine’s fun did not stop when she got off the airplane as she was brought home in style in a limo!
Catherine’s wish was a chance for her, her mom and her sister to spend quality time together without the worry and stress of doctor visits. They were able to relax and escape it all while experiencing something they will never forget!
A special thank you to our partners at Jewelers for Children for making Catherine's wish come true!