From a young age, Sienna has had a difficult journey with her heart. Her weakened heart stopped her from participating in typical kid actives, and she spent a great deal of time in bed. Then, in September of 2015, everything changed for Sienna. She received a heart transplant and has been doing well ever since. During her time in recovery, Sienna spent many hours pretending she was touring Hawaii through a computer screen. It is a place she never believed she would have the chance to visit.
When the wish granting volunteers met with her, Sienna knew her wish was to go to Maui and experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip with her family. She is an avid YouTube watcher and knew exactly the activities she wanted to experience! Sienna was thrilled and filled with hope to know her wish to have this trip with her family would be fulfilled.
For the next seven days, Sienna was able to experience Maui’s beauty with her own eyes and not through a screen. When they arrived, they settled into their amazing resort with a swimming pool, which Sienna spent many hours enjoying. Not only did Sienna get to relax at the beautiful resort, but she also went on several excursions with her family. First up… a snorkeling tour! Sienna saw many beautiful fish that she had admired from YouTube videos. Wanting to be a bit more adventurous, Sienna and her family completed an exhilarating ziplining course. Her family took it to the next level and wore a GoPro while zipping down the lines. They ended the trip with a sunset dinner cruise, amazing ocean views and delicious food.
Sienna’s memories of her trip to Maui will last a lifetime! She no longer has to admire Hawaii from the perspectives of others but now finds joy in her own memories.