Tanner Laird is 10 years old. He lives with his mother, father, sister and brother, and like all children, Tanner dreams of exciting adventures.
In the process of treatment, Tanner underwent two surgeries. Between the first surgery and the second, Tanner was connected with Make-A-Wish® where he told us that his one true wish was to swim with the dolphins.
Tanner’s wish was granted by Harvey Construction Company, a business that believed Tanner’s wish should come true. A wish “reveal” party was held at a local restaurant announcing to Tanner that very soon some exciting news would be revealed to him. When the room was filled with loving family and wish supporters, Tanner was told his truest, heartfelt wish would come true.
July 7, 2012, Tanner and his family flew to Discovery Cove where Tanner did swim with the dolphins. Tanner’s dolphin was named Rascal, and swimming with him was the best part of a trip filled with dozens of wonders.
Soon after he returned to Roxie, Mississippi, Tanner had his second operation to remove his brain tumor. This time they believe that it was a total success and the cancer is removed and we hope that the hope, strength and joy that came from his wish experience will bring him wonderful memories throughout his journey.