10 years old Lexi has Down Syndrome as well as diabetes and autism. She doesn’t like playing with toys or watching TV but she does love the sun and sitting and splashing about in warm water. She also loves the smells and sights of the outside and adores animals.
Her parents asked if the dream experience could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience of swimming with dolphins and we were only to happy to make her dream come true.
Once in Florida they headed for Sea World where Lexi spent some time dipping her hand in the water to feed the stingrays which she loved. Likewise, her favourite ride Antarctica had so many different coloured lights, as well as the different sensations of the cold followed by gusts of “wind”.
They also visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom which was a big hit, especially the Lion king show where Lexi was chosen to participate in the show! But most of all, Lexi and her family got to spend precious time together, without thinking about the realities of everyday life, hospital appointments and clinics.
A Thank you message from Lexi's Family
Firstly we would like to say a huge thank you to Siobhan and Dreams Come True on behalf of myself, Lexi, Arron and Travis. Lexi certainly enjoyed every minute and it was a fantastic experience to swim with the Dolphins, the highlight of the holiday! It was such a lovely chilled day, something we will remember for ever. Thank you so, so much.
Love Lexi and Family.
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