Ayden’s wish to go to Rome, Italy was a life-changing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. His wish trip meant more to him than just traveling to another country; visiting Italy was a dream realized! Ayden has contended with a cardiac condition for years. When he was first connected with Make-A-Wish, he was visited by wish-granting volunteers who asked him a special question: “If you could have one wish, what would it be?”
Although answering a question like that can sometimes take a while for a child to answer, Ayden knew exactly what his wish would be!
Inspired by his Italian heritage and his love of history, Ayden chose to travel to Italy. During his eight-day journey, he visited the Colosseum in Rome, saw Michelangelo’s statue of David at the Accademia Gallery in Florence, and took in the breathtaking site of Florence’s Duomo Cathedral.
Traveling through Italy, walking narrow, cobblestone streets with his grandparents, and visiting historic sites he had once read about, provided an experience Ayden will never forget. He hopes one day to return. But for now, he is grateful for his wish-come-true!