Like most other 17-year-old boys, Kyle loves cars, trucks, sleeping, eating and, of course, playing video games. His life, however, doesn't always look like that of other kids his age. When Kyle was born, he was diagnosed with Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy. He is wheelchair dependent, but he has not let his condition hold him back. He wants to live life to the fullest and as always dreamed of traveling, even though his wheelchair has made that more of a daunting task.
Kyle did a lot of research before deciding on his one, true wish. Most wishes fall into one of four categories: to have, to go, to be or to meet, and he spent time thinking about each of these possibilities. He thought about meeting a famous family in Louisiana who is known for making duck calls. He discussed the electronics he would like to have, everything from a big screen TV to an iPhone. He even mentioned wanting to be a four wheeler mechanic. But his one true wish was undeniable--Kyle wished to go on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas.
When speaking with Wendy, a Make-A-Wish Alabama Wish Granter, Kyle said the most important part of his trip would be cruising on a ship to a new place, being with other teenagers, and as a typical, teenage boy would say, seeing all the girls!
Kyle, his mom, dad, and little brother boarded the cruise ship in Port Canaveral, and after a week of ocean views and Caribbean adventures, they docked with a renewed sense of joy and appreciation.
"We had the time of our lives," Kyle's mom, Gayle, said.