Arturo loves hanging out with his friends, listening to music and playing video games! During treatment for a broken leg, the doctors discovered Arturo had bone cancer. When Arturo learned about Make-A-Wish, he knew exactly what he would wish for. Arturo wanted to go to Hawaii to see the ocean, go diving, and explore the aquatic life. The thought of this trip excited Arturo, as he expressed that he always had believed aquatic life only existed on in aquariums.
Arturo didn’t take anything for granted, he absolutely loved every single second of his trip. One of his favorite parts was the ocean. His mom recalls that on the last day he didn’t sleep because he didn’t want to separate himself from his hotel balcony, where he would sit and watch the ocean all day. While on his wish trip, Arturo and his family had the chance to go to a luau, spend time together on the beach and even meet the captains of the planes he flew on! Arturo was treated like true royalty while on his trip. Although, Arturo’s trip has come to an end, the memories he created will carry him through even the most difficult times.