Marquail was born with a congenital condition called Pierre-Robin syndrome. This condition causes a number of facial deformities that can affect speech, eating, and breathing. He has a cleft palate and will soon have a surgery to correct it, and he cannot breathe without a trach tube, which also affects his ability to eat. Marquail has a difficult time with speech and he recently had a feeding tube installed. Because of his condition, he has endured a number of surgeries and hospitalizations, and will continue to endure more as time goes on.
For his wish, Marquail visited Orlando, Florida, where Marquail and his family visited Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom, as well as Universal Studios.
Even on the plane ride, Marquail was treated like a VIP when the pilots asked him up to the cockpit to “fly” the plane and take pictures and look around. He loved all of the attention. Another fun experience for this outgoing teen was when he was called up onstage to participate during the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Theater in Orlando. As soon as they called his name, Marquail lit up, took off running to the stage and waved to the crowds, who cheered for him.
Wish Type: Theme Parks