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Summer visits with Alaskan wildlife

Summer's wish to go to Alaska

“ No matter which way we looked, the view was beautiful. ”

Sea lions, whales and bears, oh my. Moose and puffins too.

A huge animal lover, 6-year-old Summer of Vero Beach wished to visit Alaska to discover native wildlife. Having only seen a bit of snow on a family trip once before, she welcomed the icy adventure. She encountered all sorts of animals in Alaska . The best part was the dog sled tour (on wheels) that she and her family took together. She saw the kennel where the dogs are raised and trained. She even got to hold a husky pup and learned about the history and equipment used for Iditarod races.

Other fun excursions were a scenic kayak ride in Resurrection Bay and a 6-hour Kenai Fjords cruise to see glaciers, cliffs and whales. Summer laughed when she heard a sea lion was on a diet at the Alaska SeaLife Center. There was a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where she saw a moose mother and her two babies. Summer met some more furry friends at Alaska Wild Berry Products – gigantic cuddly stuffed bears, that is. There was even time to hike the Exit Glacier, one of the most accessible landlocked glaciers in Alaska. It was a beautiful adventure worth bundling up for!

Her mother said, “No matter which way we looked, the view was beautiful. Every day of our trip was filled with smiles for all of us.”

Wish Granters: Ann Lattanzio & Susan Lawrence
Referred by: Maria Rodriguez, her nurse
Wish adopted by: The Lennar Foundation

  • Summer's wish to go to Alaska

  • Summer's wish to go to Alaska

  • Summer's wish to go to Alaska

  • Summer's wish to go to Alaska

  • Summer's wish to go to Alaska

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