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Tanner Sets Sail on a Cruise

  • Tanner and his family pose with Freedom of the Seas.

  • Tanner is ready for dinner with the captain.

  • The captain poses with Tanner and his family.

  • All the brothers are ready to cruise.

  • Hitting the water slide was a highlight for Tanner.

“Tanner finds escape from his illness in the Caribbean.”

Tanner knows he isn’t alone in facing his medical condition. The same disease afflicts his brothers. They face it together, through all the challenges and worry. But Tanner’s cruise was his chance to step away from the constant treatment and hospital visits.

When Tanner set sail on his Royal Caribbean cruise, his thoughts turned to all the great places he will visit … Mexico, Haiti, Florida, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. This photo slideshow from his voyage aboard Freedom of the Seas will give you an inside look at how Make-A-Wish and Royal Caribbean International gave Tanner a chance to experience life at its best.

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Sha'nia R.

Hello Tanner I am 14 years-old going on 15 I read your story and it just makes me have hope in something that I can't even explain. I may not understand up what your going through but I'm a child with Health conditions too , your right your not alone. But one thing I used to do when I was in the hospital is wirite anything I wanted down & saved it in a journal so when I went home or anywhere I'll tape and on a a bloom and let it fly way so that one day it may come true cause miracles do happen. But keep your headed up and have faith your in my prayers. One day I may even meet you I hope my words helped you a little.

July 14, 2014 - 10:05 AM

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