Keanu’s story is one of resilience. At three years old, he has to make trips to see his doctor more than he would like to due to his battle with congestive heart failure.
Keanu from Hauula, has a sweet yet lively spirit and loves playing outside. Despite his battle with Congestive Heart Failure, he loves to run around the neighborhood, play basketball with his cousins and bodyboard at the beach. Looking at him, you would never know that he has a condition that most young boys his age haven’t even heard of.
Although it has been a struggle to watch their little boy battle with a heart condition, Keanu’s loving parents know exactly how to cheer him up. His smile simply lights up when he sees any and all kinds of animals. From marine life like dolphins and whales, to land animals like giraffes, elephants and lions, Keanu loves them all. It’s hard to choose, but if you ask him what his absolute favorite animal is, he’ll probably growl “Tigerrr” – the king of the jungle! His passion for animals led him to wish on the wild side – Keanu’s greatest wish is to get up-close with his favorite wild animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Together, with the help of our supporters, Make-A-Wish Hawaii revealed his wish come true at our 4th annual gala, Wish! By the Sea. His wish to go to Disney's Animal Kingdom was presented to him on-stage in front of all our attendees who cheered and celebrated this magical moment with both him and his family.
Keanu is currently enjoying his wish at the majestic Animal Kingdom. Stay tuned to learn more about his exciting adventure!