Mackenzie is like many sixteen-year-olds. She loves going on adventures and chasing adrenaline. Despite living with an endocrine disorder, Mackenzie knows no limits and lets nothing limit her. When Mackenzie was given a wish, she wished for a trip that would broaden her horizons and give her the rush of excitement she loves. She wished to go scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia!
Her trip began with a visit to the Daintree Rainforest, the world’s oldest rainforest. She was able to witness a rainfall, which she and her mom said was breathtaking. In true Australian fashion, she fed kangaroos and wallabies and even held a koala. The fun did not stop with holding and feeding exotic animals—Mackenzie showed how brave she was with a bungee-jumping excursion!
The true adventure began when she boarded a boat and rode two hours into the deep, blue sea to start her scuba mission. The Great Barrier Reef is world-renowned for its beauty and seemingly endless variety of sea life, and Mackenzie came face-to-face with it. She found Nemo and the biggest clam she had ever seen. Mackenzie had always known that she wanted to work in marine science, but this experience re-affirmed that dream and gave her the courage she needs to pursue it.