Flor was born with rheumatoid arthritis, although she was not diagnosed with it until she was five. rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition that causes extreme pain and swelling in the joints. Flor’s fingers and feet, as well as her joints, have been severly affected to where she is unable to walk because of the pain. Previous to her rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, Flor had been diagnosed with type one diabetes at age three. The diabetes caused her glucose levels to go out of control. She was hospitalized several times before her diabetes was able to be controlled with daily insulin injections. Earlier this year, Flor was hospitalized in the ICU again after developing ketoacidosis, a side effect of low insulin production related to diabetes. In addition to the daily insulin injections, Flor follows a regimen of pain medication to help her handle the severe pain caused by her arthritis.
For her wish, Flor enjoyed a cruise to the Bahamas, where she was treated like a queen on the ship. She was treated to special desserts in her room every night, a visit to the bridge with the Captain, a dolphin swim, and even a trip backstage to the cruise’s dance show! According to her mom, Flor loved every second of it, and the memories and hundreds of pictures will help her get through the worst of her pain episodes.
Wish Type: Travel