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Make-A-Wish Family Declines Barefoot Contessa's Invite to Visit Food Network

Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, finally says yes to cancer kid.

The tables have turned, it seems, in the story of 6-year-old Enzo, a cancer patient who wanted nothing more than to visit Ina Garten on the set of her Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa.  As you probably know by now, the celebrity chef turned down the boy’s request to meet her — twice — and then decided to call his family Monday evening to invite them to her set.

According to TMZ, while Enzo’s family doesn’t hold a grudge against the star, they have politely declined her offer.  Enzo’s Dad told TMZ, “I don’t want to put my son through all these emotions.  We’re better off just leaving everything the way it is.”

Enzo’s new wish?  To swim with dolphins.  His wish will be fulfilled in August.  In the meantime, Enzo’s so excited he’s learning how to swim and wearing his bathing suit to bed at night.  Enzo’s family has asked fans to have sympathy for Garten, but many viewers are irate over the cooking diva’s gaffe.  After all, Garten is all about living a high society life in the Hamptons; she should know there are just certain invitations you don’t say no to.

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