Reagan was only three months old when her parents got the news that would shape their daughter’s life forever. Her diagnosis of a congenital skeletal disorder meant that she would never walk, never turn a cartwheel, and never jump rope. Reagan’s childhood wouldn’t look the way her parents had envisioned it would look with bike rides at the park, hop scotch and skinned knees. Instead Reagan’s childhood has been filled with countless trips to the hospital for X-rays and daily medical treatments that affect her entire family.
Now nine years old, Reagan is wheelchair dependent. And while her lack of mobility has prevented her from going on physical adventures, her imagination has been taking her on safaris and deep sea voyages for years.
After Reagan was referred to Make-A-Wish® Alabama, her Wish Granters learned quickly that her love of animals and the years she’d spent daydreaming of wildlife adventures made a trip to the San Diego Zoo her one true, heartfelt wish.
Reagan’s wish adventure started at the airport. Reagan and her family boarded the plane and got to hear the roar of jet engines as the plane flew them all closer to all of the animals Reagan had been longing to see.