Kids Wish Network Surprises Thomas With the Experience of a Lifetime at the Shark Reef Aquarium

Thomas was born with traumatic injuries to his lungs and kidneys, resulting in a chronic lung disease and a chronic kidney disease. Because of his diseases, Thomas had to have a tracheostomy and needs a ventilator to help him breathe. Thomas has to constantly be monitored, as the apparatus he uses could become dislodged or blocked which can lead to severe injury or even death.

Despite his condition, Thomas is a loving and happy child. He especially likes spending time with his family. Thomas loves fish and other aquatic life. While he can’t go swimming, Thomas still likes to play in shallow water kiddie pools. Thomas had always wanted to go to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, because he loves aquatic life and his mom took his brother while he was in the hospital. Kids Wish Network flew Thomas and his family to Las Vegas to make his dream come true of visiting the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Thomas’s wish began when he and his family arrived at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, where they rested up for his aquarium adventure.

The next day, Thomas and his family drove to the Shark Reef Aquarium and found a special surprise visitor waiting for them. Thomas spent the rest of the day exploring the many exhibits of the Shark Reef Aquarium with his family. They had a wonderful time and made many happy memories. After their fish filled day, Thomas and his family enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Rainforest Café. Thomas and his family were greeted by the manager who had a special gift for Thomas. Thomas and his family were then escorted to a reserved table where they had a wonderful meal. The manager even had a special surprise for Thomas.

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

  • Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
  • The Rainforest Café
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton