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Make-A-Wish Gives Boy a New Room

Make-A-Wish Gives Boy a New Room

Posted - Nov. 24, 2004 at 5:14 p.m.



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Kimberly Houk ReportingThe community came together today to make a wish come true for a 10-year old South Jordan boy. Mason McMillian has Cystic Fibrosis, and what he's always wanted is a room of his own. Today he got it.

An unfinished basement-- what a world of possibilities for a young boy; oh the things he could do with it. And 10-year old Mason McMillian dreamed of it turning into his very own bedroom. No longer wanting to share with his older brother in a cramped bedroom upstairs, Mason made a wish.

And in they came, one by one -- an army of volunteers from the Make A Wish Foundation and the local company Love Sac. Together they turned a room of unpainted walls and cement into an army zone for the little boy with Cystic Fibrosis.

Organizing into troops, they went to work. Up went the green paint and in came the new bedroom furniture, some of it still needing to be assembled. Soon the empty unfinished basement room became a place Mason could call his very own.

Jan McMillian, Mother: “I just couldn’t’ believe it. It’s just overwhelming. It’s been so wonderful. Our family has been through some hard times lately, the last few years, and it has just lifted our spirits. And people are so generous and so kind to do this for us.”

Within just a few hours the room of plain white walls was quickly turned into an army haven, complete with furniture -- Love Sacs and a television. The only thing left to do is lay down some carpet, put up the baseboards, and it will finally be exactly how mason wants it.

Mason can't wait to get started living in his own room. This wish would not have been possible without the generosity of the volunteers, who spent hours creating the room and making sure they made this little boy's dream come true.

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