MOBILE, Ala. (September 2019): Alexandra Stuart is a devoted dog lover and wanted to attend a professional dog show. She suffers from a life-threatening condition, and Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses made her dream come true with an exclusive personalized experience at the prestigious Gulf Coast Classic Dog Show.
When she arrived at the competition, she had a personal liaison who guided her throughout the event. Alexandra had an amazing time touring the venue and meeting all the different handlers and their prize pups. “I loved walking around and seeing all the different breeds of dogs, some of which I didn’t even know existed,” said Alexandra.
Her favorite event was the dock diving event, where dogs compete in jumping for distance from a dock into a body of water. Alexandra even got to present the “Best in show” to the winning dog, a gold and white Whippet. After a fun-filled day with all the cute canines, Alexandra had a delicious meal at PF Chang’s China Bistro. Her family enjoyed accommodations at the Mobile Marriot Hotel, just a short drive from the dog show venue.
“Alexandra’s wish immersed her in what she loves and gave her a special experience that she’ll always remember,” 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 for 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 refer a child now.