Wish Kid Kalen was appointed king of his new castle with a jeweled crown and royal scepter!
At just 4-years-old, Kalen’s one true wish was to have a treehouse. Inside, he hoped for windows, to be able to play his favorite game of bunko, and for it to look like a castle. For most this request is easily possible, but Kalen’s diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy rendered him wheel-chair bound. To make Kalen’s wish come true, our volunteers and donors were tasked with creating a treehouse that was accessible to all of his needs. Not only was it accommodating, but it had everything that King Kalen wished for!
Approaching his castle on an elegant draw bridge, Kalen could see flags hung from the stone castle walls and a crest with the letter “K” dwelled above his head. Inside his fully-insulated fortress, Kalen could play basketball, draw pictures on his chalkboard, sit by the fireplace playing bunko, or relax on his couch watching a movie. He now had his own accessible sanctuary to enjoy year-round!
Upon his wish reveal, Kalen’s mother assumed that they would take “weeks worth of exploring [the treehouse] to figure out everything that’s in there and all the things that he can do!” Kalen’s family could not be any more excited and grateful for all that you do. Thanks for making wishes like King Kalen’s come true!