For seventeen-year-old Ashley, the chance to snorkel and swim with dolphins was more than a dream. When Ashley was fourteen years old she was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on her face, which has kept her in and out of hospitals with appointments, treatments and surgeries. She is known for being an extremely friendly and talkative young lady who loves everything about marine life and swimming. She absolutely loves swimming and has a passion for marine animals.
In October 2013, Ashley got to swim with the dolphins. She and her family made their way to the Florida Keys for five nights of unforgettable fun! Swimming with the dolphins was Ashley’s favorite part but she also got to enjoy soaking up the sun and being away from her usual daily routine. Her mother says, “This has always been my daughters dream. We had a blast and the memories will last forever.” The Smith family was so happy to be able to get away from their usual, hectic, daily routine and spend some much needed time having fun and spending time together.