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Kacer's Cabin


“ Thank you, Make-A-Wish, for caring about a three-year-old boy who just wants to play outside…without an IV pole attached. ”

- Danielle, Kacer's Mom

Kacer's CabinOn a sunny Saturday this May, Make-A-Wish volunteers, and many community members came together to grant the heartfelt wish of three-year- old Kacer, a rambunctious and outdoor loving tyke from Chillicothe.

“Our son can only be described as a man’s man,” Kacer’s mom Danielle says, describing that he is most content outside digging, pushing a wheelbarrow, biking, or killing bugs.

“If he can build it, break it, climb it, or pretend to hunt it...he loves it.”

Diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor his left kidney was removed and he began a 35-week treatment plan including chemotherapy and radiation. Six weeks after he started treatment, the cancer had aggressively spread to both his lungs. But now, a year later, Kacer’s family is very thankful to say that he is now in remission.

Kacer's CabinA social worker at the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria referred Kacer to Make-A-Wish, where he expressed his desire for a playhouse cabin in which he could camp.

As part of his wish, Make-A-Wish volunteers included some important accessories for fun. Kacer also greatly enjoyed the toys, and especially likes to catch spiders in his new bug catcher and carry around his new s’mores making kit, in hopes of a good opportunity to make s’mores.

After construction was complete, Kacer’s volunteer wish granters hosted a celebration at his new playhouse cabin.

As they left the cabin for the day, Kacer’s mom said he looked back and said: “I love you cabin.”

“Thank you, Make-A-Wish, for caring about a three-year-old boy who just wants to play outside…without an IV pole attached,” Danielle shared.

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