Shakur - 13 years old
Aucklander Shakur loves SpongeBob Squarepants and wished to meet SpongeBob himself at SeaWorld!
Shakur has a complex congenital cadiac condition and is the life and soul of the party, raising smiles wherever he goes. Meeting SpongeBob was so important to Shakur and he was so excited about his wish that he counted down the days until he left.
As you can see, Shakur's wish got off to the best possible start when he was greeted by the entire Air New Zealand cabin crew, and he even got to pose for photos in the cockpit with the captain!
Shakur loved every minute of his trip to the Gold Coat, especially meeting SpongeBob, and now has many happy memories to last a lifetime.
Special thanks to Make-A-Wish Australia, Sea World, Air New Zealand, The City Cake Company and Make-A-Wish volunteers Caroline and Debbie for making Shakur's wish come true.