“I wish to swim with sea lions

Every child deserves a childhood full of joyful memories. There are more children just like Emilio, who are waiting on their wishes to be granted.

Emilio is a big fan of sea lions and has long wished to meet his favorite animals up close. Wearing a wetsuit, he and his two sisters went into the water together with the animals. Afterwards, Emilio and his family stopped by the Sealion Adventure Park for some delicious cake and chocolate donuts, and baked fish sandwiches with chips – yummy! Emilio was given a stuffed sea lion to remember his wish day by, which was a big hit and is already being taken everywhere.


Emilio’s mom told us, “Thank you for letting us experience something so great. We will never forget it, and will draw strength from it for a long time to come. It was exactly what we as a family needed very badly! Emilio is still beaming from ear to ear…”

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Jessica Curran

Jessica Curran

Jessica Curran is Digital Marketing Manager at Make-A-Wish International, having joined the organisation in 2020 after 2.5 years at Make-A-Wish Ireland. Jessica is responsible for planning and executing social media content across all major platforms. Additionally, she oversees Make-A-Wish International’s external website, ensuring its effectiveness and alignment with our mission.