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Tyler's Hawaii Wish

Tyler, 15
Cardiomyopathy
Cranberry Township, PA

I wish to go to Hawaii!


  • Remembering our country's fallen heroes

  • Pirates fan in Hawaii

  • Tyler at Crossroads of the Pacific

  • Tyler, his dad and sister on the boat

  • Tyler and his sister at the controls.

  • Tyler and his sister enjoying the waters off of Hawaii.

  • Tyler and his sister on boat

  • Souvenir shopping at the beach

  • Tour guide

  • USS Arizona

  • USS Arizona

  • USS Missouri gauges

  • Tyler and his sister at the USS Missouri.

  • Tyler on Target

  • Waterfalls

  • Hawaiian waterfalls

  • Tyler and his sister enjoy the view from their hotel.

  • Tyler and his sister enjoying the Hawaiian sites.

  • Tyler at the beach.

  • Thank you, Make-A-Wish, from Hawaii!

Thank you so much for organizing Tyler’s wish to Hawaii. This was a special trip for Tyler to relax and enjoy time with his family. He was treated like a star from the hotel where we stayed with its beautiful ocean view to the three fabulous tour guides at Pearl Harbor – Kathy Cook, Charles Hinman and Darryl on the USS Missouri. Tyler truly appreciated the behind the scenes tour of the USS Bowfin and USS Missouri and sitting in the seats where some of the bravest men of our country sat. He also enjoyed touring all the beautiful beaches and swimming at the Waimea Waterfalls with his sister. On the day we went to Diamond Head, Tyler led the way to the top and loved the amazing views of the island that could be seen from there. Another stop Tyler wanted to see was where Troy Polamalu played in the Pro Bowl so we made a stop at Aloha Stadium and took pictures. I would just like to say how much Tyler and our whole family appreciate the opportunity to experience a week in paradise. ”

— Tyler's family

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