Stephanie's Wish

Stephanie is 17 years old and lives with a rare genetic disorder. Since childhood, Stephanie has always wanted to be a marine biologist! When the opportunity to have a wish granted arose, she knew she would wish to visit the Great Barrier Reef. 

Stephanie and her dad traveled to Queensland, Australia for the opportunity of a lifetime to swim and snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef: One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

They went on an amazing tour that included Sydney, Melbourne, Bondi Beach, and Port Douglas where they snorkeled at the Reef. They had an absolutely amazing experience and were so excited to share all the new facts they learned on their tour. It didn’t sound like they had much time for sleep or rest, but being on the go was a blast for the pair of them!

Both Stephanie and her dad admitted to being incredibly emotional after they visited the Reef. They had long conversations about the impact of the wish and their trip, as well as what comes next for Stephanie’s journey now that her wish has been granted.

“This trip gave us glorious memories and gave faith that memories are still possible to achieve instead of the future being a dead-end street. Let’s live today and make all the memories we can while looking forward to the next. There is still some quality of life yet to live,” said Stephanie's dad.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Stephanie's wish unforgettable. The memories Stephanie and her dad share will last a lifetime. 

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