ALBERTA, Canada (March 2019): Daniel Panaro loves science and adventurous destinations. He especially enjoys winter wonderlands, and hoped to see the Northern Lights. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, sent Daniel on a snow-filled adventure to the Great White North – majestic Canada!
Kids Wish Network flew Daniel and his mom to Alberta, Canada. They stayed at the wondrous and cozy Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, perched atop Tunnel Mountain with sweeping views of Alberta’s Rockies. “Wherever I looked there were mountains,” said Daniel. “We also saw some Elk and Bighorn Sheep.”
During the wish, Daniel and his mom enjoyed a toured excursion with Discover Banff Tours, seeing more breathtaking scenery and learning history about the mountainous terrain. They also ventured to Banff’s quaint downtown nestled in the mountains.
Daniel has an autoimmune condition and severe food allergies. He’s very limited in what he can eat, making it difficult for him to dine at restaurants. During their stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, the chef at the resort’s Sleeping Buffalo restaurant went above and beyond in accommodating all of Daniel’s food restrictions. “The chef made dinner and dessert most phenomenal,” said his mom Gail.
“Everyone throughout the trip was really nice and we appreciate the wish so much,” said Daniel. His mom was also thankful and said, “It was wonderful spending time together and having a new experience that we’d otherwise never get to do.”
“It’s heartwarming to provide such an awe-inspiring adventure for Daniel to share with his mom,” 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.