Kids Wish Network Gives Savannah an Aquatic Adventure at the Georgia Aquarium

 “I had an incredible time!”

Savannah was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease when she was only 8 years old. Savannah also suffers from celiac disease, which prevents her from eating gluten, as it damages her small intestine.

She likes aquatic animals, and has always dreamed of having an up close and personal encounter with dolphins. Kids Wish Network made her dream come true by facilitating a trip to the Georgia Aquarium, complete with a dolphin encounter and show.


Savannah’s wish began when her and her family arrived at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Atlanta. That day Savannah and her family went to The World of Coca-Cola where they had a wonderful time exploring the exhibits and watching the various films about the history of Coca-Cola. After their refreshing time at the World of Coca-Cola Savannah and her family had a delicious dinner at Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse. She loved this part of the wish and the exotic dining experience.

The next day, Savannah and her family headed over to the aquarium to start their fun filled day of aquatic adventures. When they arrived, they met with their dolphin trainer and began their dolphin encounter. Savannah and her family were able to meet, touch and feed one of the dolphins while learning all about the aquatic mammals and the care and dedication that goes into training them. After their dolphin encounter, Savannah and her family headed to their reserved seats for the dolphin show and later a sea lion show. Savannah had a wonderful time at both shows, and was thoroughly ecstatic after meeting and interacting with a dolphin one on one. “I had an incredible time!” said Savannah.

Savannah and her family were treated to lunch at the aquarium’s café. After lunch, they went on a behind the scenes tour of the aquarium and saw how staff cared for the various animals and maintained their exhibits. After the tour, they were free to wander around the rest of the aquarium and go to all the exhibits. After their wonderful time at the aquarium, Savannah and her family had an excellent dinner at The Hard Rock Café. The restaurant even gave Savannah a gift basket and flowers.

The next day it was time to head home, but not before one final stop. Savannah and her family had a delicious lunch at The Southern Gentleman. A delicious treat to end her memorable wish.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Savannah’s dreams become a reality:

  • The Georgia Aquarium
  • Hard Rock Café – Atlanta
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • The Southern Gentleman
  • Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse