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“ I just want to travel somewhere far away and see some amazing things! ”

- Wish Child Grayson

  • Grayson , 8

    • leukemia
    • I wish to go to New Zealand to see the Glowworm Caves
  • I wish to go

In the fall of 2013, Grayson fell ill with flu-like symptoms that were later diagnosed and treated as pneumonia. Shortly after, Grayson celebrated his sixth birthday at Disneyland and was still struggling to overcome his symptoms. Grayson was then diagnosed with leukemia.

Like most eight-year-old boys, Grayson is an extreme explorer always looking for the next adventure and a fanatic of all things Lord-of-the-Rings. Having recently heard of a glowworm cave from a family member, he knew instantly that he had to see this cave for himself! Once approached by Make-A-Wish, Grayson made his wish to go to New Zealand to see a glowworm cave.

Grayson learned of his wish trip when he visited Macy’s during the Holiday Believe Campaign. As Northeastern California and Northern Nevada’s Believe Day Ambassador, Grayson was treated to a Lord-of-the-Rings scavenger hunt where he was gifted many items to take with him on his journey to New Zealand!

After his extravagant Wish Reveal, Grayson embarked on his adventure to New Zealand where he was not only able to see real glowworms up close, but he even had the chance to visit Hobbiton, where he was able to see first-hand all of the wonder of the Lord-of-the-Rings movie set! This was truly a unique wish that Grayson will carry with him for a lifetime!

Click here to watch a video of Grayson learning of his wish on National Believe Day.

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