Franklin sees experiencing new hotels as an adventure. He has tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart condition occurring in a combination of four defects in the structure of the heart. Franklin has undergone over five surgeries for his heart and other issues, and will need more to correct a missing pulmonary valve. For his wish, he hoped to “sleep in a new place and swim.” Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, made Franklin’s dream come true, purchasing a generous Hotels.com gift card and offering suggestions of hotels in his area with fun water slides for a memorable getaway when his family is able to travel.
Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai said, “Franklin’s wish gives him new experiences with his family and time away from the stresses of his condition.”