JAKOB’S WISH – To Go to Atlantis
Jakob, 7 years old wished to go to Atlantis, the fun-filled family resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.
For the past 4 years, Jakob, who has Portal Vein Thrombosis has had to endure some tough times. The wish trip became a turning point for Jakob and his brother and a trip that the family will celebrate for years to come.
“Wow what a gift we received! I don’t even know how to begin to thank you for this amazing wish trip. Jakob was ecstatic the entire time and he seemed larger than life. From early in the morning when he woke up to the night before we left, he was smiling.
From Dolphin Cay to the Marine Habitat – sea life (his most favourite thing) surrounded him at this amazing place. Jumping waves, snorkeling, swimming, sliding…. and dolphins. What more could anyone ask for?
Not only was this a wish for Jakob but also for his older brother Jaidin. When Jakob was sick I had to spend so much time with just him and when he had his operation I had to stay with him in Chicago for over a month. This was what we needed to do; but without realizing the stress and hurt it caused our older son even though he understood what was going on. In Jaidin’s words “he needed mommy too”! This has caused a lot of brotherly fighting and it has been very hard to watch as parents.
Until Atlantis! What this trip has done for our boys is simply amazing! They became friends. They laughed and played and got along. Jaidin was also healed on this wish – so much so that Jakob and his brother want to move to Atlantis!
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for this amazing gift celebrating our son’s health and our family’s love for one another. We would not have been able to share this incredible family experience without Make-A-Wish.” – Jen, Jakob’s Mom.
Thank you to everyone from the 2013 Lucas Legacy Golf Tournament for adopting Jakob’s wish.