Marcus's Wish: The story of the Little Merman in California





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Published on Jan 24, 2014

Little Marcus Smith was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia at age five. During the week of his 7th birthday, his wish to become a merman and meet a real mermaid came true with Make-A-Wish of Orange County, CA! In this heartwarming video, watch Marcus and his family as they embark on an unforgettable day at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Marcus receives a custom merman tail of his dreams from Eric Ducharme, the Mertailor, and is surprised by a meeting with Mermaid Linden at the Tropical Reef Habitat and Shark Lagoon!

Poem and Video created by Linden Wolbert and www.MermaidsinMotion.com

Wish granted by: Make-A-Wish of Orange County and the Inland Empire

Make-A-Wish Fairies: Kelly Moran & Rachel Dyer

Wish Hosted by: Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

Still Photographs by Mystic Lake Photography: Johné Johnson & Duane Terkildsen

Underwater and Topside Videographer/ Safety Diver: Josef Prola

Special thanks to EVERYONE at the Aquarium of the Pacific who helped make this wish so fun and magical for Marcus! An ocean of thanks to: Adrian Samora, Paul Dimeo, Stacey Koupal, Nicole Leier, Michele Sousa, Marilyn Padilla, Cecile Fisher, Claire Atkinson, and everyone at Cafe Scuba and SAVOR.

Custom Merman tail created by Eric Ducharme the Mertailor

The Mermaid's Tale book written by Laura S. & William L.B. Wharton

And most of all to Marcus: You make us all realize that wishes DO come true :)

~Mermaid Linden
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