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Yosemite. It’s the quintessential national park and to 8-year-old Gabriel it’s the perfect place for a wish. This past summer, Make-A-Wish (Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida and Make-A-Wish Central California) and the National Park Service granted Gabriel’s wish to be a park ranger in Yosemite National Park. Gabriel, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – a sometimes life-threatening connective tissue disorder that impacts the strength of skin, joints, and in Gabe’s case, blood vessel walls and the heart – took part in an action packed, unforgettable day. Watch as Gabriel fights forests fires, rescues a stranded hiker, and is sworn in as a full-fledged park ranger. For him, it’s all in a day’s work.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
Learn more about how you can help grant wishes at wish.org