Growing up, Sebastian used to love going outside in the yard to play. There was a couple of young girls around the same age as Sebastian that lived nearby, and the three of them used to spend a lot of the afternoons playing together as a group. Even with Sebastian’s health limitations, the two little girls were always very inclusive. Despite young Sebastian having health issues, they always included him in any playing they did! Well, sadly one-day those young girls moved away, leaving Sebastian with no one to play with or do activities with that made him feel like a normal kid. It really left Sebastian with not a whole lot of other options for playing and doing normal 9-year-old kid activities. It was sad for me to see how Sebastian had two good friends one-day, then the next no one to play with or do regular young kid activities alongside!
Well, this entire wish was amazing for young Sebastian, making him feel like a normal kid and allowing him to do normal kid activities, things where he did not feel limited in any way! Being on his wish was just like when he used to play outside with the neighbor girls. Sebastian felt like a normal kid again, doing normal kid things and not worrying about his health limitations or what may or may not happen to him! The whole entire trip, Sebastian felt equal to everyone else he came across and he felt like he was able to do anything that anyone else his age was able to do!
No matter what aspect of the wish we were on at any given moment, Sebastian was very-well taken care of! All the great hospitality that every wish sponsor showed us really allowed Sebastian to feel just like any other typical 9-year-old on a dream vacation! He was not limited in any way, and the thought of being limited never even crossed his mind, as those who helped with the wish were just simply put, THAT AMAZING!! He brought me back to the good old days of Sebastian smiling ear to ear while playing with the neighbor girls doing normal kid stuff, so for that, I want to thank everyone over at Kids Wish Network for making this happen for Sebastian and myself!
This entire Wish trip was more than I could have ever wished for Sebastian myself!! He was treated like a Prince from everyone we met. Violet from the Sheraton Park Hotel went above and beyond by checking on us every day to make sure we had everything we needed. Mark from WWE was also very kind and kept checking in on us several times Saturday. We also appreciate Kimberly from KWN who organized this wish and was always willing to talk to me to make sure I knew what was going on. I can’t thank everyone enough for making this vacation so magical for Sebastian!
- Much Gratitude, Sebastian’s Grandma Kathleen Bowman