Critically-ill child’s wish comes true to swim with mermaids

Naomi , 8, is struggling with a blood disorder. (WPEC)

Today a brave little girl’s dream came true.

The 8-year-old from South Florida is struggling with a blood disorder and always wanted to swim with mermaids.

Naomi has been in and out of hospitals getting treatment, but her love for mermaids, of all things, helps keep her strong.

Her parents, Leona Guerrier and Philip Hyde said today meant the world to them.

“This day means a lot to see her happy,” Guerrier said.

“This is a hard disease for a child so young to go through,” Hyde said.

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida helped make Naomi’s wish come true, and made sure she experienced a specific request, to swim with mermaids.

A special pink tail was made just for her.

“My hope for her is that she stays better, she stay good, and she keeps living her dream,” Guerrier said.

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