When a Canadian cruise ship company canceled their plans to charter a cruise and then have a floating hotel for the Olympics, they screwed over more than their customers who paid their hard-earned money. They screwed over children with life-threatening medical conditions, but now an Olympic hospitality company has stepped in to assist.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation had booked several rooms with the cruise ship for 54 families from Australia, Canada and the U.S. When word came that the cruise and hotel weren't going to happen, Make-a-Wish thought they had to cancel the dreams of all 54 families.
That's when Jet Set Sports, a company that provides corporate hospitality at the Olympics, offered to help. They provided lodging for the stranded families, allowing the children's Olympic dreams to come true.
One child, Matthew Vocino, who has congenital muscular dystrophy, is a fanatic for Team Canada hockey. His father calls him a "rink rat," and was devastated when he thought he couldn't go to the Olympics. Now, he will get to see his favorite team play.