KEY LARGO (CBSMiami) – Make-A-Wish Southern Florida made another wish come true on Friday when it granted a 12-year-old girl her wish to swim with dolphins.
Giovanna Camarotti Daldalto, who suffers from a nervous system disorder, spent the day with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins from Dolphins Plus Bayside in Key Largo.READ MORE: CBS4 Nat Moore Trophy Profile: St. Thomas Aquinas Quarterback Zion Turner
Despite her disease, the young Boca Raton resident loves surfing with her dad and being outdoors.
She loved getting nose-to-nose with dolphins from a platform that was lowered into the water. They performed tricks for her and gave her a ride in the lagoon.READ MORE: Three Teens Accused In Murder Of Miramar Teen Dwight Grant Will Be Charged As Adults
This exciting and memorable mammal encounter is part of a five-day, Florida Keys adventure that will provide the young girl and her family a respite from the disease that threatens her life.
In addition to her dolphin encounter, Giovanna will enjoy feeding sharks and painting with sea lions.MORE NEWS: Halloween Is Back, But Make Sure To Celebrate With Proper Precautions
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida has granted nearly 13,000 life-changing wishes since 1983 for children who have critical illnesses.