For 4-year-old Aubrianna, swimming through adversity is a way of life.
Diagnosed with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome; an absence of chromosome 4 which causes mental disorders, poor muscle tone, and loss of mobility, Aubrianna spends most of her time in warm baths and therapy pools. She lives by a motto of resilience as she bravely fights this disease.
It was key for Aubrianna’s family that her wish would be something she could enjoy for years to come. With limited mobility, traveling to see her favorite tropical fish wasn’t an option therefore, the Make-A-Wish® family decided to bring the ocean to Aubrianna.
Thanks to Petland, Aubrianna was granted an all inclusive, 20 gallon aquarium, complete with a coral castle, numerous aquatic silk plants, colored gravel rocks, clown fish deco and of course tropical fish similar to the varieties in her favorite movie Finding Nemo.
The wish was greatly appreciated by Aubrianna and her family, Aubrianna’s grandmother stated, “To see her get her wish and to be treated like the special little girl that she is it’s so very incredible, and she definitely deserves all of it, and more”.
Abrianna’s wish was granted by Macy’s. Macy’s supports Make-A-Wish® through its annual Thanks For Sharing and Believe campaigns and by helping to enhance fashion and shopping wishes through makeover, personal shoppers, and other unique in-store experiences. Macy’s has raised over $52 million for Make-A-Wish® since our relationship began in 2003.