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AJ's Adventure Down Under!

AJ had always wanted to travel to the land of Vegemite and kangaroos, so when he was deciding upon his wish from Make-A-Wish® Colorado, of course he picked an Australian getaway! Days exploring beautiful Australia and spending time together without distraction were exactly what AJ and his family needed after their long battle fighting his leukemia. 
During the trip, AJ was able to tour the Australia Zoo, a 1,000-acre zoo packed to the brim with exotic animals and boasts itself as the home of the infamous crocodile-hunting family themselves, the Irwin’s! This was his favorite part of the trip; he loved learning about the animals interacting with them like a zookeeper!
For AJ’s family, the true essence of the wish was just getting time to spend together that was free from the weight of illness, a week away from leukemia. “There is nothing we would change,” AJ’s mom said.


  • AJ, you're going to Australia!

  • Australia bound!

  • Ready for take-off!

  • Getting a full tour of the cockpit!

  • Plenty of treats packed!

  • Beautiful, sandy beaches!

  • That's one big boat!

  • Checking out all the animals!

  • AJ isn't afraid of any croc!

  • AJ loved the Australia Zoo!

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