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'Make-A-Wish' Kid -- Focused On The Dolphins

3/28/2011 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Make-A-Wish kid snubbed by celeb chef Ina Garten has MOVED ON -- in fact, we're told, Enzo is so excited about his back-up wish to swim with dolphins ... he sleeps in his bathing suit.

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A family member tells TMZ, 6-year-old Enzo -- who suffers from leukemia -- has conquered his initial disappointment and is now focusing on his upcoming swim sesh with real-life dolphins.

We're told Enzo not only sleeps in his bathing suit -- but when he's awake, he spends a huge chunk of his free time learning to swim ... all to make his new wish a reality.

TMZ previously reported, Ina has officially REVERSED her refusal to see the kid ... after twice denying his request for a meet-up -- claiming she plans to call him today.

As of the time this story was published, Enzo's family had not heard anything from Ina.

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226.

HamptonsHarry    

It sounds like the only people winning are the boy and his family. I see they are getting several trips and most likely money from the pukes that hate Ina.

1269 days ago
227.

CountryGal    

Git cho money Enzo momma. She need her bling bling. How much did TMZ pay you gurl?

1269 days ago
228.

CountryGal    

Enzo momma be rolling in her Rolls Royce awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

1269 days ago
229.

TXCinderella    

Too bad, so sad Ina! You had your chance and you blew it. You'd rather spend your time cooking with Goopy. Sad.

1269 days ago
230.

Karla    

That sounds good!

1269 days ago
231.

Ashley    

Wow. thats fantastic.

1269 days ago
232.

Catherine    

Hahahaha!! Priceless!!! I was hoping he'd snub the bitch! That's what she deserves....I'll never understand how she looks at herself in the mirror after telling a dying child no on two occasions. Seriously. What a complete and utter bitch. She will NEVER see one red cent from me. Ever again.

1269 days ago
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sylvie    

Yes, charity is an option..and celebrities are involved in charities to "give back" because they have the means now to do so and also bring attention to issues because they have celebrity power. But Gartner was with MAW, and couldn't oblige to do something that other celebtities are too happy to so.Sorry, no sympathy here. Don't want to contribute? that's okay..that's your choice...just don't put your name with something and then fulfill your obligations.

1269 days ago
234.

Honey    

I will never watch The Bare Foot Contessa again. EVER. What a C*#t!!!

Boycott Ina !!!

1269 days ago
235.

Mik    

Shame on Ina Garten!!!!! I used to watch her show everyday, I will no longer be watching her and think she should be taken off the food network.... Enzo should ask to see anyone of the many cooks on the net work. I'm sure they would take time out their busy $money$ making day to spend some time with a young big hearted boy like Enzo. Hey food Network... why not have Enzo for a taping of another hosts show. I'll be looking for it to happen on another show.

1269 days ago
236.

CountryGal    

Gettin mo checks Enzo momma??

1269 days ago
237.

Maura    

I'm no longer gonna watch Ina....how easy is that?

1269 days ago
238.

CC    

I'll choose not to give a dime to Make-A-Wish until they update their policy to request at least 3 wishes.

1269 days ago
239.

JosephP    

People here are so clueless.

Celebrities are not required to perform at the beck and call of their fans, even if they are sick kids.

She said no politely one time, then when the mother persisted, she said no more firmly. But that wasn't enough for this manipulative mother to let well enough alone.

Besides, I'm sure the mother is the one that actually watches the cooking show (perhaps when her kid was in the hospital). And now she is using her sick kid to extort this cooking person into meeting her. And actually it's more than that--she is expected not merely to meet with them, but also to "cook a meal" with her kid.

I'm quite sure Harvey Levin does not participate in the Make-A-Wish foundation thing.

1269 days ago
240.

Bobo Frog    

If a kid's dying wish is to meet Harvey Levin.....then that kid has more problems than just dying...

1269 days ago
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