“In that moment, we weren’t battling cancer. We were a normal family on vacation. God, we needed that. We would get up early in the morning and walk on the beach. He loved it.” – Chrissy, Anthony’s Mom
17-year-old, Anthony was recently given months to live because of a tumor found on his brain. He did not want let life pass him by without seeing the ocean. When asked what his wish would be he said that he wanted to go deep sea fishing in Panama City, Florida!
Anthony and his family got to enjoy an airboat tour, dolphins, and of course, the beach! Not only did the Make-A-Wish team create an incredible trip for their family, the residents and business owners in Panama City made sure to make their visit a memorable one! Anthony and his family were greeted at Gulf Coast Burger Co. with a welcome sign, reserved table, personal servers, and their meals were provided for free. This owner and employees of this restaurant were inspired by Anthony’s story and wanted to do something small to put a smile on his face. Little did they know, they created an experience that gave Anthony’s entire family something to smile about and remember forever.
Anthony is remaining positive in his battle against cancer. His family is thankful for the quality time they were able to spend together away from treatments and the hustle and bustle! We are proud of you, Anthony!