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Alan sets sail to Alaska

Alan's wish to go on an Alaskan cruise

“ Words cannot express how happy you’ve made me and my family. ”


- Alan

Dear Make-A-Wish,

Words cannot express how happy you’ve made me and my family. You gave me an opportunity of a lifetime. I know I went through a lot but what your foundation has gone above and beyond to make up for it.

I was told Carnival treats their Make-A-Wish kids like royalty. That is an understatement. Carnival treated uslike gold. They took great care and went out of their way to make us happy especially me. Every night they sent a snack to my room (cookies and milk, chocolate covered strawberries, cake or brownies…it was awesome.) I was able to do all the excursions I wanted, and we have more pictures than we know what to do with. Carnival gave us all the pictures that were taken by their photographers so we have great pictures to remember our Alaskan cruise.

All the excursions were great but one in particular stands out. The 4x4s were not only the funnest but the head tour guide made sure I had a good time. We also went fishing on Father’s Day, although I didn’t catch anything my dad did and that made it worthwhile.

Again I can’t thank you enough for such an opportunity. I’d be honored to help Make-A-Wish in any way possible.

Thank you again,

Alan

Wish Granters: Janine and Ralph Balkin
Referred by: Laurie Sargent, his child life specialist
Wish adopted by: Stanley & Arna Smith Foundation

  • Alan's wish to go on an Alaskan cruise

  • Alan's wish to go on an Alaskan cruise

  • Alan's wish to go on an Alaskan cruise

  • Alan's wish to go on an Alaskan cruise

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