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Sam's Wish to Go to His Favorite Theme Parks

“ The wish experience helped Sam become more mindful of others and their struggles. ”


- Sam's Mom

Like any other 15-year-old boy, Sam loves video games. He is outgoing and has a great sense of humor, despite undergoing treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma. Sam is a huge fan of Marvel Comics, Harry Potter, and other video game characters; so, it was no surprise that when given the opportunity to make a wish, he chose to take his family on a vacation to his favorite theme parks.

Sam found out his wish was being granted by being inducted into The Avengers. Sam’s wish granters arranged for all of his favorite characters to attend his wish reveal, where they welcomed him into the superhero group and assigned him his first mission—to observe the theme parks in Orlando!

In Florida, Sam and his family visited several parks and met all of his favorite characters. They particularly enjoyed staying at Give Kids the World Village and meeting Mayor Clayton. Sam and his parents enjoyed the time they had together during the trip and his mom particularly loved how happy Sam seemed throughout the journey. His favorite part was visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios where he received his very own wand at Olivander’s Wand Shop.

Sam’s mom said that the wish experience helped Sam become more mindful of others and the struggles they endure. Since his wish, Sam has developed a drive to help others as much as he can. 

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