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I wish to go to Hawaii

  • Swimming with dolphins

  • Leaving for their big trip to Hawaii

  • Getting a tour of the cockpit of the plane

  • Aloha from Madison and family

  • Spending time with the Hawaiian wildlife

  • Visiting the beach

  • Enjoying the zoo

  • Brother and sister time on the beach

  • Madison with one of her Adopt-A-Wish partners Angels With A Dream

“ My favorite part of my wish was swimming with the dolphins and rays. ”


- Wish Kid Madison

Adopted By: Adopt-A-Wish

Madison looks like your typical ten-year-old, but in her ten short years she has faced surgery, hospitalization and various medical appointments and procedures. Madison doesn’t let facing a congenital heart defect, the condition that qualified her for a wish, slow her down.

Her wish to go to Hawaii came true the end of November when she and her family left South Dakota for Honolulu, Hawaii. Accompanied by her parents, Dave and Anne, sister Shelby, and brothers Riley and Clayton, Madison was all smiles during her wish trip to the Aloha State.

During her time in Hawaii, Madison enjoyed a luau, a dolphin and sting ray encounter and time at the Wet n’ Wild Hawaii Water Park. The family also enjoyed a couple of free days where they went to a zoo, visited Pearl Harbor, enjoyed time at the beach and saw other sights. Madison said one of the highlights of her trip was swimming with the dolphin and touching the rays.

Madison’s wish was made possible by Adopt-A-Wish Partner Angels With A Dream from Sioux Falls and an anonymous donor. Special thanks to Make-A-Wish® Hawaii for their assistance.

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