Cowabunga! 4-year-old Jayden from North Lauderdale got to experience “Pizza Time” first hand alongside his favorite crime-fighting reptiles when he wished to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Summer of Shell Celebration at the Nickelodeon Suites Hotel.
Much like his idols Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael and Donatello, Jayden exhibits extraordinary bravery every day, but instead of taking down villains, he uses his turtle power to battle retinoblastoma. On his wish day, Jayden had a totally rad time shelling out his best ninja moves during a private meet-and-greet with his favorite turtle, Raphael. “We loved it, we appreciate it, and he had a blast.” Jayden’s father said. “This foundation is the best I can think of.”
The hotel provided a complimentary pizza dinner with the turtles called Antonio’s Pizza-Rama dinner, where Jayden, clad in his new ninja turtle eye mask, dove into turtle favorites like Chicken Alfredo, pepperoni pizza, and cannolis. While Jayden and his family chowed down, the ninja turtles taught ninjutsu during a floor show. The weekend was complete with poolside ninja turtle themed games and episode screenings.
While in Orlando, Jayden and his family also got to visit SeaWorld and Walt Disney World®, with front-of-the-line access to every attraction. After all the action, our very own ninja turtle got to kick back and relax at a home base much nicer than the TMNT New York City storm sewers. He had a whole day to explore the Nickelodeon hotel, where he was free to play mini golf, basketball and arcade games, swim in the two water parks, enjoy live entertainment and shop.
Wish granters: Julie Halpern & Roni Komie
Referred by Noeline Lewis, nurse practitioner
Wish adopted by Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Amie Swan