While lying in her hospital bed, 7-year-old Eileen passed the time by watching some of her favorite shows. In between episodes, she would frequently see commercials for a tropical island with crystal clear water, and it became the place to where her mind drifted off to. These daydreams became a reality when Eileen's wish to go to Atlantis Resorts® was granted.
As Eileen and her family arrived at their hotel, she was awestruck, "It looks like we are in a dream," she said.
Eileen and her sisters spent nearly every waking moment playing in the water. From splashing in the ocean to racing each other to the waterslides, the girls never wanted to leave. Eileen’s parents also took the opportunity to reflect on everything their family had been through while relaxing on the beach.
The most unforgettable experience was when Eileen swam with the dolphins. There was an instant bond between her and her new aquatic friends. "She has always had unwavering strength, but to see her experience joy again, after everything she has been through is something I will never forget," Rosio, Eileen’s mom shared.