I wish to go on a cruise

The sea as far as the eye can see, the sun shining, the warmth of the tropics, that's what Florian needed to escape from his daily life and create wonderful memories with his parents. This 16-year-old teenager saw his greatest wish granted during his summer vacation. He flew to Florida with his parents to depart on a cruise on the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

First stop: Saint-Thomas! Florian was able to enjoy the paradisiacal landscapes that this island of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands of the United States offers. Next, the ship headed to Tortola to finally make its way to Nassau in the Bahamas. On top of visiting these dream destinations, Florian and his family got off the cruise ship to explore Porto Rico. Once they returned, they told the Make-A-Wish Quebec team that this was the most memorable part of their trip.

« This trip permitted Florian to live a special moment that was just for him » said his mom. She adds, “It has been a long time that I’m trying to find a word to describe our experience. I would say that life gave us this wonderful gift. I am not only talking about the generosity, but also about the passionate people who have participated in making this wish come true.”

Despite the obstacles this teen must overcome because of his hematological disease, the wish experience gave him moments of pure happiness. He was able to put aside all his pain during a trip at sea! Thank you to our partners, Norwegian Cruiseline, Sony Canada Charitable Foundation and TuGo for helping make Florian’s wish come true!

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