SAN DIEGO, Calif. (December 2018): Gavin Bullington loves dinosaurs and has always wanted to visit San Diego. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses, made his dream come true with a trip to San Diego to visit Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and Jurassic Quest. Gavin couldn’t wait to go on his Jurassic safari adventure.
Gavin had to have surgery to remove a brain tumor when he was only six years old. While the operation was successful, Gavin had issues with recovery and was later diagnosed with Posterior Fossa Syndrome. Gavin’s conditions affect his ability to speak, walk, and eat.
Gavin and his family went to Safari Park for their first adventure. Afterward, they arrived at Hotel Republic in San Diego. Gavin and his sister Rhea were surprised with Christmas presents given to them by the hotel staff. The family stayed in the presidential suite and had a second room for extra space.
The next day, they went to Sea World where they had a whale of a time watching the various marine animal shows and exploring all the different exhibits. A delicious dinner was enjoyed at Juniper and Ivy.
After his first day at Sea World, Gavin and his family went to the San Diego Zoo for an adventurous day exploring all the habitats. After their safari adventure, they had a wonderful meal at Searsucker. Gavin and his family also experienced Jurassic Quest. Gavin dug up fossils, rode dinosaur themed rides, and saw dozens of realistic dinosaur animatronics. Gavin loved his time at Jurassic Quest, an exciting adventure to end his exciting wish.
“We design our wishes around a child’s interests to give them a chance to explore their favorite things,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.