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Simón wishes to go to Hawaii for his once in a lifetime wish experience

Simón, 14, "I wish to go to Hawaii" Photos courtesy of Simón and his family

“ I really enjoyed surfing with my brother and dad ”


- Wish kid, Simón

Imagine exploring the reefs and marine life of Hawaii in a glass submarine...

Imagine going on a whale watch with certified marine naturalists and marine biologists to witness humpback whales in their natural habitat...

Imagine spending a day learning how to surf in the beautiful aquamarine waters off the coast of Maui...

Each of these would awesome to experience in and of itself but to experience all three on one trip would simply be amazing - amazing is exactly what Simón wished to experience with his family.  Simón’s Hawaiian Wish included all three activities and it was an experience of a lifetime. 

For Simon, his older brother, Camilo, and his parents, Bridgit and Mario the wish was an opportunity to relax and enjoy each other without any schedules or treatment. 

Early on during the wish process, Simón expressed his interest in geology and how he enjoyed collecting rocks during his travels. He thought that a trip to Hawaii would be interesting from a geologic perspective especially since he'd never been to Hawaii before. Simón certainly had time to examine the rich geologic environment of the Hawaiian Islands however; he did have to squeeze his exploring in between his Submarine Tour, Surf Lessons and Whale Watching. 

Simón said that his favorite experience was learning how to surf; his mother Bridgit was amazed at how well he did considering he had never been on a surfboard before. 

Simón and his family said that the wish was an experience of a lifetime and that the memories will always be with them forever. They are so very grateful to the Make-A-Wish organization for making Simón’s most heartfelt wish come true.


I really enjoyed surfing with my brother and dad ”

— Wish kid, Simón

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