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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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31.

oscarpopcan    

i wouldn't have even pushed the issue after one try. This is Make-A Wish not Beg-A-Low-Rate Star

1255 days ago
32.

3xdad    

The contessa should still fly Enzo to see her and the studios at her expense. Give the kid both wishes...

1255 days ago
33.

bring back recent posts    

...TMZ...maybe you can get the people at Atlantis to give him and his family a awesome trip..they have dolphins there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1255 days ago
34.

big mouth vato    

boycott c.u.n.t. ry gal.....MAW IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW bigfoot c..tessa has egg on her face.....i love it...now she got snubbed..and hopefully now the karma will wilterdown to her losing fans...(all 3 of them) and the court of public opinion.....go enzo FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!!!! GIVE GIVE GIVE TO MAKE A WISH....GOOD FOR THE SOUL NOT THE *******

1255 days ago
35.

Sabinal    

Seeing folks like you all take such joy at the pr destruction of a cook and the issues of a dying child that you will not remember (much less care about) by Tax Day just leaves me with a warm feeling for humanity and Western Civilization (sarcasm).

Prove me wrong? Donate to Make A Wish right now!

By the way, Ina (whom I've grown to not trust thanks to this) will still have her biggest fans support her. If Robert Irving can lie about cooking for the White House and still keep his job, Garten will keep hers. She'll make money from the syndication anyway.

I would love for Enzo to take up Ina's offer
1) if it will really make him happy
2) piss you haters up

1255 days ago
36.

SaraBellum    

His focus is elsewhere and he's apparently happy about it. The too little too late cook should leave him out of her PR problem at this point.

1255 days ago
37.

Superman    

I agree with another commenter that said getting a chef for the 'Make-A-Wish' was the mother's idea, not the child's. Because no 3-year old would be clamoring for a TV chef if they could have chosen anything!

1255 days ago
38.

Jinko    

I am delighted that the selfish, self-serving piggy (only after being put to shame) managed to carve out a little of her very, very precious time to bring a little happiness to a child who is ill.

Shame, shame Ina. May your milk curdle, your souffles fall, and your cakes burn!

1255 days ago
39.

anony    

GO, KID! STICK WITH THE DOLPHINS!
SCREW INA GARTEN!!!

1255 days ago
40.

CountryGal    

Yo momma be rich now Enzo! She be partying In Arizona in fancy resorts and now she be swimming with dolphins.

1255 days ago
41.

CountryGal    

BOYCOTT MAKE A WISH aka MAKE Rich and Famous Do Things For You.c

1255 days ago
42.

Anna S    

Enzo inspires me to give. If you can't donate money, donate blood or platelets. They are very much needed.

1255 days ago
43.

christi    

You are such idiots. Why boycott make a wish. Boycott Ina, and food network.

1255 days ago
44.

weird al yankovich    

what's sad about this world is she'll move on and even benefit from this negative media attention. Only in this horrible world

1255 days ago
45.

Jenny    

Well the dolphins are more intelligent than that horrid woman anyways.

1255 days ago
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