7-year-old gets dream wheelchair-accessible tree house

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
7-year-old gets dream wheelchair-accessible tree house
(Make-A-Wish Foundation)
Make-A-Wish Foundation

AUSTIN, Tx. -- A 7-year-old Hayden with both spina bifida and cerebral palsy got his dream wheelchair-accessible tree house thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Hayden Trigg's reliance on a wheelchair meant he had trouble playing alongside his classmates and two siblings.

But all of that changed earlier this month when Hayden, of Austin, Texas, cut the ribbon on the wheelchair-accessible tree house of his dreams.

The tree house was constructed in his family's backyard thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the generosity of a local contractor.

Hayden's mom, Adrienne Trigg, says, "It's leveled the playing field for him. He goes outside but cannot play, but that will change this summer."

When the final nail was added, Hayden's entire first-grade class rode the school bus to his home to join him in playing for the first time in the tree house.

"It was the best day of his life," Adrienne said. "His wish was to share it with his friends. He's got to be the most popular kid in school right now."

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