Zayne started showing symptoms of his illness on his 5th birthday. He was throwing up and frequently using the restroom. In a short time span, he lost a significant amount of weight. His symptoms continued to get more severe. Zayne was taken to the hospital, and it was discovered that his blood sugar levels were dangerously high… he became unconscious. He was treated for dehydration, and tests also revealed Zayne had a lifelong autoimmune disease. He uses an insulin pump, and takes medication for his thyroid.
Zayne has an adventurous spirit. He loves being outside in nature – especially camping and being on the water. For his wish, he wanted equipment for exploring the great outdoors. Kids Wish Network gave Zayne a gift card for Field & Stream so he could select items for enjoying his happy place. He plans on getting a new kayak and additional outdoor gear.