Written by Binny Shah

Thanks for all the Fish

10 year old Dennis has Downs Syndrome and has difficulty speaking. He gets very frustrated when trying to communicate which can result in difficult behaviour for his parents.

Music and water are something that Dennis enjoys and so his parents requested a dolphin swim as his dream.

We were absolutely thrilled to help make his dream come true in September this year, and we sent Dennis and his family to Zoomarine in Portugal, a water theme park which has dolphin pools, amusements and a water park.

The family stayed in a local apartment that overlooked the beach and spent a week playing in the sea and enjoying the local sights.

Dennis also had a day to walk around  Zoomarine and enjoy the water theme park, and he was able to have the dolphin experience, which was for 30 minutes, and which Dennis absolutely loved.

Thank you message

Meeting the dolphins at Zoomarine Portugal, was a big opportunity to see my son happy, comfortable and really confident!!” A big difference!!! We forgot about our daily problems and we were all engaged every single second with my son activities!! Laura is an amazing and professional lady! She offered us full support!!! Thank you Laura!!!”
To make more dreams like Dennis' come true, please donate here
Zoomarine Algarve is One of Only Four Institutions in Europe to Earn Certification through Worldwide American Humane Conservation Program https://www.americanhumane.org/press-release/zoomarine-algarve-achieves-humane-certification-for-animal-welfare/