When he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, many of his days revolved around doctors visits. Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee reminded him what being a kid was truly about: uninterrupted family time, no worries, just fun.
While in Mexico, Jonathan visited family, snorkeled with sharks, hung poolside and even slipped in time to play Bingo with other teens. Pure family time!
The highlight of his wish was visiting XCARET, an eco-archeological park that combines the culture of Mexico with ancient traditions of the Mayan people hidden deep in the tropical jungle. No wonder Jonathan was so excited! He was able to experience natural wildlife in the midst of entertaining performances and rides. In the heart of Mexico, Jonathan explored his heritage, and remembered how being 15 years old was supposed to feel.
Jonathan's wish gave him the strength needed to go another day. Plus the joy in being simply a kid and just brother. In his wish Jonathan found hope.