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Cancer patients go to SeaWorld

27 kids taken behind the scenes at SeaWorld San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - A group of children diagnosed with cancer took a trip to SeaWorld San Antonio.

The 27 children expected a fun day in the sun on Monday, but when they arrived, the received something different.

"Obviously, the thought we were just coming to SeaWorld just to have fun and hang out, so to be able to come behind the scenes is just a great experience for them," said Adrian Brooks with the Sunshine Kids Foundation.

Sunshine Kids, a non-profit group founded in Houston, sponsored the trip.

"It's great that it's away from home and no family. No hospitals, no doctors, no nothing. It's just fun," said Yvonne Escobar, a nurse.

The children got to see beluga whales up close. The experience was great for them, but also for the SeaWorld trainers.

"It's always great to see how the kids react to the animals," said Shirley Crandle, a trainer. "It's one thing that keeps us doing what we do is seeing how everybody connect with the animals."

On Tuesday, the group is going to Schlitterbahn.


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