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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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kk md    

Haha
Good for ENZO!
Hopefully they aren't holding their breath for that phone call.

1203 days ago
92.

buck    

#CountryGal change your name to #GhettoGal 'cause ladies from the south don't use ebonics.

1203 days ago
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bostondonkey    

***Enzo chooses to swim with the dolphins...Leaving Barefoot Contessa's career to swim with the fishes...

1203 days ago
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Darlene    

I hope Enzo takes Michael Simon up on his offer and forgets abut Ina's insincere offer that came after bad pubicity. Ina lost more than one fan today.

1203 days ago
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kingborg    

maw is not bullying anyone. if anyone is its the media. amy u got mad at someone else making unfounded claims but your the one doing it.

1203 days ago
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LaxFlow    

Mary, here's where I kind of side with Ina. I have to think it's true about her schedule. If she were interested in promoting herself, she would have done this in a heartbeat. Think of the press, the tears, etc that the episode would bring. No one has cooked with a terminal kid. Ratings blockbuster. Maudlin? Sure. But that's the way TV is.
It's never easy when any of us face life challenges. I hope he is ignorant of all the controversy and his family can just focus on themselves. Because the truth is none of us, Ina, TMZ, or anyone else will ever be important in this kids life as the time he spends with his family.

1203 days ago
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Amy    

TMZ did not just tumble upon this mom's blog...she or someone close to her went to the media. I did not say MAW did anything...they are most likely embarrassed by this bad press

1203 days ago
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Amy    

opps that is stumble not tumble lol

1203 days ago
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Bee1    

***Enzo chooses to swim with the dolphins...Leaving Barefoot Contessa's career to swim with the fishes...

Posted at 3:43 PM on Mar 28, 2011 by bostondonkey


LOL good one bostondonkey

1203 days ago
100.

John Jameson    

Please everyone BOYCOTT EVIL INA

That boy is so cute and he is very sick.
The least Ina could do is cook a meal with him.

Thank you TMZ for bringin this to us.

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1203 days ago
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Amy    

Wow John Jameson someone has a little too much time on their hands huh?

1203 days ago
102.

Hisjules    

test

1203 days ago
103.

Bee1    

Just like you huh Amy
You spend enough time here critising everyone elses posts

1203 days ago
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Davey Boy    

askina@pacific.uk.com

That's Ina's "ask Ina" email address if you wish to voice your opinion on what a worthless low-life she is.

1203 days ago
105.

Ralph    

My whole family swam with dolphins while vacationing in The Cayman Islands. My daughters still remember it like it was yesterday. They even remember the name of the dolphin. He will cheerish that moment forever. Wish you well little man.

1203 days ago
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