In 2009, Wish Kid Colin was only two years old when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Colin was cancer-free for over four years before he relapsed early in 2015. After months of treatment, it was finally time for Colin’s wish to come true: a trip to paradise on a Hawaiian Cruise! With a fascination of the sun and the warmth and comfort it brings, Colin’s travel to four of Hawaii’s most mystical islands was the perfect wish!
The power of the sun isn’t the only thing that attracted Colin to Hawaii. This magical island has a special place in Colin’s heart as it has ties to his part-Japanese ancestry. Not to mention it is also the set of his favorite movie, “Lilo and Stitch”!
Wish Kid Colin got to travel to the gorgeous islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai with his mother, father, and brother. This Hawaiian cruise was the perfect trip for the family to share lasting memories together. In Oahu, Colin got to go to Hanauma Bay which was voted the #1 beach in the United States for 2016! The next couple days, Colin traveled to Maui where he got to snorkel on a submarine trip and experience sunrise at the summit of Mt. Haleakala. The next stop was the island of Hawaii. This is where Colin and his family were immersed in Hawaiian culture and got to encounter the wonderful “aloha” spirit of the people. Finally, the last destination was the island of Kauai where Colin and his family experienced waterfalls, beaches and luaus!
“Going to Hawaii, we placed our concerns in a box and left them behind,” Colin’s mother said. Colin’s wish turned out to not only be for him but for the entire family!
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