“The wish was amazing for Triston… It’s something that we never would have been able to do on our own.”
Triston became noticeably tall and started developing acne at an earlier age than normal. His pediatrician ran blood tests, and there was a cause for concern. The family was directed to the Mayo Clinic for genetic testing, and it was revealed that Triston had congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a group of inherited genetic disorders that affect the adrenal glands. A person with CAH lacks one of the enzymes the adrenal glands use to produce hormones that help regulate metabolism, the immune system, blood pressure and other essential functions. Triston has to take hydrocortisone 4 times a day, and carries and injectable med in case of an emergency. He also recently received a hormonal implant to help control his condition. Triston shared with Kids Wish Network that he loves snowboarding and wished for an adventure-filled getaway in the great outdoors. Triston’s wish was going to be cooler than he ever imagined… he would be going to Vail, Colorado for his snowy adventure.
Kids Wish Network flew Triston and his family from Minnesota to Colorado for his wish in Vail’s Winter Wonderland. They were indulged with first-class accommodations, staying just minutes from the slopes at the charming and picturesque Lodge at Vail.
Triston and his family also received lift tickets, all the necessary rental gear, private snowboard lessons and tubing at Adventure Ridge. “The snowboarding instructor went above and beyond for Triston,” said his mom Tiffany. “He took his time and showed Triston some secret spots on the trails, and that really meant a lot to him.”
During the wish, the family also enjoyed memorable mountainside dining at Vail Chophouse.
“The wish was amazing for Triston,” said his mom. “It’s something that we never would have been able to do on our own. It was wonderful for our family being able to experience something like this.”
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Triston’s dreams become a reality:
- The Lodge at Vail
- Vail Chophouse