Dominic is a three year old boy who loves the outdoors. His favorite animal is a shark, he loves to eat chicken and his favorite color is green. One day, his parents noticed he kept having nosebleeds. The nosebleeds started to get more frequent and severe. His parents noticed a growth in his nose that was growing. Dominic had surgery to remove the tumor. He also had a pathology test that revealed he had cancer. Dominic needed three more surgeries to remove the cancer from his nose and upper lip. After the surgeries, he began chemotherapy which was followed by radiation. Currently Dominic has finished chemo and now he just has regular follow-up visits to the doctor.
“I want to stay on here forever!” – Wish Child Dominic
When Make-A-Wish was introduced to Dominic, he was asked what he wanted as his wish. He had several thoughts about seeing dolphins, sharks and riding on a boat. What he ultimately decided to choose was riding on a boat in San Francisco. He chose this wish because he loves boats and the outdoors. When he got on the boat he was ecstatic. He got to ride on the boat in the San Francisco bay, and even got to drive it! He got to see AT&T Park from the bay and drive under the Bay Bridge. What Dominic enjoyed most about his wish was the boat ride, the limo, seeing dolphins and sharks and riding on a cable car in San Francisco. This is a unique experience that Dominic will remember for a lifetime.