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Malaq wishes to to go to Discovery Cove to swim with dolphins

Malaq, 7, "I wish to swim with dolphins"

“ it was more than perfect ”


- Wish mom,

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Malaq thought a lot about her wish and because she loved dolphins so much, she decided her wish would be “to go to Discovery Cove to swim with the dolphins.”

When Wish Granters Marianne and Rachel met Wish Child Malaq, she had recently finished a round of chemotherapy and wasn’t feeling 100%. She was a little shy, so when asked what her one true, heartfelt wish would be, she softly whispered her ideas into her sister’s ear. When her sister began to share Malaq’s dreams with her Wish Granters, Malaq’s face lit up. Soon after, she began to open up and chatted about a few of her wish choices: a red toy car, a trip to Disney World, swimming with the dolphins or possibly meeting the US President. 

Since Malaq had so many wonderful ideas for her wish, her Wish Granters let her think them over for a little while. 

After some time, Malaq’s Wish Granters met with her again, where they were delighted to see she was feeling better and her spunky personality shone through. Malaq had thought a lot about her wish and because she loved dolphins so much, she decided her wish would be “to go to Discovery Cove to swim with the dolphins.” 

Malaq and her family flew to Orlando, FL, for five nights of sun, fun and dolphins!  

In moms words "it was more than perfect!"

Malaq wore her Make-A-Wish T-shirt every day of the wish up until the final day because after feeding the sting rays it reeked of shrimp...she simply told her mom "I think just the Make-A-Wish pin will be ok for today" 

Upon returning home from Orlando, Malaq hurried back to school and could not stop rattling off facts and showing everyone pictures from her Make-A-Wish experience.

Mom shared that "if it was up to Malaq she would show every single person in the world the pictures of her swimming with the dolphins"
  • Malaq, 7, "I wish to swim with dolphins"

  • Malaq, 7, "I wish to swim with dolphins"

  • Malaq with her family

if it was up to Malaq she would show every single person in the world the pictures of her swimming with the dolphins ”

— Wish mom,

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