Make-A-Wish Foundation Grants Another Wish

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A 13-year-old girl from Odessa wants to be a dolphin trainer and later this month, her wish will come true.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation will send Crystal Mercado for three days to Marathon, Florida.

On Sunday, Make-A-Wish members threw her a pool party to get her excited about the trip.

She is going to participate in the "Trainer for a Day" program at the Dolphin Research Center.

"It will be a really fun vacation and a time for Crystal to get to work with the dolphins and her whole family will get to go on the trip with her, so it's an opportunity to get away from having to think about her illness, concentrate on joy, to just think about something else," Tina Corbett with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, said.

Donations from members of My Community Federal Credit Union will help to sponsor Crystal's wish which will also give her the chance to have some fun in the Florida Keys.