Friday, November 01, 2013
What's your Wish?
And We're Off!
Yes, after months of planning and the requisite extra fun that comes with a girl with some extra considerations, we are finally off to fulfill Ellie's Make-A-Wish wish: to swim with sea turtles and dolphins, see a volcano and go to a luau.
Yes, if your deduction is up and running, we are off to Hawaii! Tomorrow morning to be exact, and we couldn't be more excited.
We have known for a long time that Ellie would likely qualify for a wish and almost a year ago we started the process to apply. As we expected she was quickly approved and then it was just a question of timing and the coming week is just perfect.
So at 5:30 tomorrow morning the magic limo arrives and we (Abby, Ellie, Will, myself and Ellie's nurse, Erin) are off to Oahu. Ellie is armed with a sleeve of tegaderm to waterproof her CVL, a fresh snorkel to keep up her skills from the pool this summer and a new underwater camera. She has learned her Hawaiian fish names and even used Humuhumunukunukapuaa as a special second grade spelling word this week.
We will be sure to take lots of pictures and are going to dust off this old blog to make updates along the way.
It should be quite an adventure. And if we get more than we bargained for, a doctor that used be with the Children's Short Bowel Program works in Honolulu.