“Caitlyn’s dazzling trip to LEGOLAND meant the world to her”
Caitlyn was diagnosed at birth with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a collection of genetic conditions that limit the adrenal glands’ ability to make certain vital hormones such as cortisol. Insufficient levels of cortisol can cause Caitlin to go into adrenal crisis, which is why her mother carries emergency injections with her at all times. Caitlyn takes two cortisone medications on a daily basis to help replace the hormone that her body naturally lacks. In the past, Caitlyn has been hospitalized for food poisoning and the stomach flu. She has also had seizures in her sleep, causing her blood sugar to drop and making it difficult for her parents to wake her up. Each incident has been directly related to Caitlyn’s condition.
Caitlyn recently started playing on a girl’s soccer team and loves it. The sport has made such an impression on Caitlyn that it is now her dream to become a professional soccer player. To reveal her wish, Kids Wish Network sent United States women’s national soccer team forward and world cup champion, Christen Press, to tell Caitlyn that she was being granted her wish of going to LEGOLAND.
Caitlyn was star-struck after meeting the soccer legend and couldn’t wait to go on the adventure of a lifetime. Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel was the first stop on Caitlyn’s dream trip. The staff left little gifts on her pillow and had an assortment of small cakes waiting upon her arrival. The special treatment continued as the Snow Queen and Princess arrived from Royal Entertainers to dazzle Caitlyn. She was privy to face painting, games, story time, singing, and their undivided attention. Being able to interact with the characters from her favorite movie meant the world to Caitlyn.
Her vacation also included visits to San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, SeaWorld, and LEGOLAND. Between all of the exotic animal sightings, roller coasters, and private tours, Caitlyn had the time of her life.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following Guardian Angel sponsors for participating in Caitlyn’s special wish:
- US Women’s National Soccer Team
- Christen Press
- Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car
- Merlin Entertainment
- Island Fine Burger Restaurant
- Buca Di Beppo
- San Diego Zoo
- San Diego Safari Park
- Hard Rock Café
- Royal Entertainment