Kaylie Bremser and her family received a welcome home party on Feb. 23 in Rockville after the family returned from a trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas courtesy of UnitedHealthcare and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic.
The 8-year-old from Derwood lives with a congenital heart defect.
Rockville-based UnitedHealthcare sponsored Kaylie’s wish as part of a renewed, three-year, $3 million national alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and its 62 chapters. UnitedHealth Group, whose employees threw the party for Kaylie, has funded more than 1,250 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions beginning with its initial three-year, $4.5 million alliance in 2007.
Kaylie told wish granters that she chose to visit Atlantis because “it has dolphins, a big water slide and other rides, a beach, and kids’ place with crafts.”
Kaylie and her parents Leslie and Robert traveled to the Bahamas in mid-February.
While there, they met dolphins and seals, The Gazette reported.
Click here to read more from The Gazette about the Bremsers' journey to Atlantis and their journey to get medical care for Kaylie.