Bound to a wheelchair all his life because of spina bifida and cerebral palsy, 7-year-old Hayden Trigg of Austin, Texas had often watched other kids play in the distance because not too many playgrounds and facilities for kids have provisions for those using wheelchairs.
Pitying her son, Adrienne Trigg wrote to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a wheelchair-accessible treehouse to be built in the family’s one-acre property. The foundation responded accordingly. With the generosity of a local contractor, Austin Tree Houses, etc., and the foundation, a special treehouse was built for Hayden.
When it was finally finished, he was so excited that he went up and down the 65-foot-long ramp on his manual wheelchair, essentially “breaking new barriers for himself”. Mommy Adrienne revealed, “He has very low muscle tone, so it’s hard for him to go long distances in his manual chair.”
All his classmates arrived at their house to enjoy a day of play at the new treehouse – and Adrienne felt that Hayden had the best day of his life.
“It was the best day of his life,” she said. “His wish was to share it with his friends. He’s got to be the most popular kid in school right now.”