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Jonathon's Incredible Aquatic Encounter

Having never been on a vacation before, Jonathon wanted a pleasurable and action-packed getaway, so he wished for a trip to Discovery Cove® to swim with dolphins!

Eleven-year-old Jonathon is a big fan of the color green, tacos, “Spy Kids,” and the Georgia Bulldogs.  When he was approached by volunteers from Make-A-Wish® Georgia, Jonathon knew exactly what he wanted to wish for. Jonathon had been recently diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma of the liver, with an ongoing treatment schedule that could last up to five years. Having never been on a vacation before, Jonathon wanted a pleasurable and action-packed getaway, so he wished for a trip to Discovery Cove® to swim with dolphins! Accompanied by his brothers and parents, Jonathon flew to Orland for an unforgettable six days. Along with his time at Discovery Cove,  where he interacted one-on-one with a bottlenose dolphin, snorkeled with sting rays and tropical fish, met a penguin, fed animals and rode special rides at the water theme park Aquatica, Jonathon was also able to visit Animal Kingdom at nearby Disney World®! Jonathon’s first vacation ever was surely a memorable one and a perfect, therapeutic escape from his constant treatments.

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