Here at Kenmore Air, we tend to be pretty private people. But, we’re going to step out of our comfort zone for a second to share something pretty special that’s going on right now. 

Eighteen-year-old Ireland and her parents, Allen and Carrie Jo, are currently aboard a de Havilland Otter. They are headed to the San Juans for a whale watching adventure with San Juan Safaris.

Ireland and family headed to Friday Harbor

What makes this flight so unique?

Ireland. She’s an extraordinary young woman. Since seventh grade she’s been fighting ulcerative colitis. This painful, inflammatory bowel disease causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.

Despite the endless hours of treatments and drug testing, compassionate heart and determined spirit shines through. To say she is full of life is an understatement. This girls smile lights up the room.

We were incredibly honored when Kids Wish Network contacted us about granting her wish. Thank you to all who participated.

 Ireland riding copilot like a boss because its the best seat aboard

About Kids Wish Network

Making dreams come true. That’s Kids Wish Network’s mission. This amazing nonprofit infuses hope and happiness into the lives of children experiencing life-altering situations. 

Founded in 1997, the organization now helps more than 50,000 children a year worldwide. Working with children between the ages of 3-years-old and 18-years-old, the wishes they grant bring joy where there was pain and suffering.

If you would like to learn more about this amazing 501(c)(3) or make a donation, please visit their website.