Destinee catches the first glimpse of her home for the next week. It’s nestled against a pier, a floating city that looms over every nearby building. Soon, she’ll board the ship and sail away from all the worries that are part of living with her blood disorder.
The anticipation builds as Destinee, her parents and her brother find their staterooms and discover all the activities aboard. Destinee knows her trip will only get better once the ship is underway. She imagines the ports of call, the chance to swim with dolphins, the beach visits, the tours of sunny islands.
As she sails the Caribbean, Destinee will meet new friends and enjoy activities she never thought she’d experience. Every moment Destinee spends on the ship’s rock-climbing wall or diving into the pool transports her from her medical condition. She feels like any regular 12-year-old on vacation, no different from the other kids she befriends.
Destinee and her family discover that this Make-A-Wish experience will change their lives. It becomes more than just the vacation of their dreams. The wish-come-true becomes a turning point that unites the family, strengthens them and leaves them renewed. And it offers Destinee a chance to see beyond the challenge of her illness and to imagine the promise of her future.
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