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Hayden at Atlantis

Hayden Hero

“ You don’t realize how much you need that break until you actually get away. ”


- Hayden's family

When Hayden was given an opportunity to have his wish granted, he knew he wanted to go on a vacation with his family. It did not take Hayden long to decide on a trip to Atlantis Paradise Island® in the Bahamas, a place he had wanted to visit for as long as he could remember.

Hayden is an eleven-year-old from Blythewood, South Carolina, who was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma. When Hayden was given an opportunity to have his wish granted, he knew he wanted to go on a vacation with his family. It did not take Hayden long to decide on a trip to Atlantis Paradise Island® in the Bahamas, a place he had wanted to visit for as long as he could remember.

After Hayden and his family flew to the Bahamas and got settled at Royal Towers hotel, Hayden wasted little time before he started exploring the resort. Hayden spent most of the vacation going on the rapids and tube waterslides at the water park. Taking in the sight of the ocean was also a highlight of his trip. One of Hayden’s favorite activities at Atlantis Paradise Island® was being able to build his own race car and then race it. He also enjoyed snorkeling and seeing all of the fish.

Overall, the trip to Atlantis Paradise Island® was packed with fun activities for Hayden and his family. He left the Bahamas with exciting souvenirs including a t-shirt, pottery he hand-made, and a Build-A-Bear Workshop® stuffed toy. Hayden looked forward to returning home and telling his friends exciting stories about his vacation. He was so grateful that Make-A-Wish® South Carolina was able to turn his dream vacation into a reality and help his family create memories to last a lifetime. “We had a great time, and Hayden had a blast! It was such a blessing to be able to get away. You don’t realize how much you need that break until you actually get away,” the family said.

 

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