Kayveyon has always wanted to swim with dolphins. Kids Wish Network helped make Kayveyon’s wish come true by facilitating a four-day trip to St. Augustine to swim with dolphins at the Marineland Dolphin Adventure Center. Kayveyon and his family drove from Georgia to St. Augustine, Florida for their wish. Kayveyon and his family began their wish at the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium. Kayveyon even got to go on Ripley’s Red Train Tour of St. Augustine. After an exciting day of pirates and whacky oddities Kayveyon and his family spent the night at The World Golf Village Renaissance Resort.
Kayveyon was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition that affects normal blood flow through the heart. Hypoplastic left heart syndrome occurs when the left side of the heart does not develop properly, hampering its ability to pump oxygen rich blood throughout the body.
He was ecstatic about his dolphin encounter experience. He got to spend over thirty minutes in the water interacting with a dolphin under the supervision of a Marineland dolphin trainer. Kayveyon got to swim and play catch with a dolphin and was even taught a few basic commands to give the dolphin. Kayveyon and his family had a wonderful time at the Marineland Dolphin Adventure Center. After their awesome dolphin adventure Kayveyon and his family had a delicious dinner at LongHorn Steakhouse.
His wish trip occurred the weekend of his birthday and he was surprised with two special cakes from The World Golf Village Renaissance Resort and from Crème de la Cocoa, a confectionary shop specializing in gourmet cakes. Kayveyon went to St. Augustine’s Alligator Farm for the final stop of his wish trip and had a blast seeing all the Cretaceous creatures. After an exciting time at the alligator farm Kayveyon and his family had a wonderful dinner at Pizzalley’s.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Kayveyon’s dreams become a reality:
- Marineland Dolphin Adventure
- Augustine Alligator Farm
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not
- Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
- World Golf Village Renaissance
- LongHorn Steakhouse
- Crème de la Cocoa