Springfield boy has Make-A-Wish dream come true

8-year-old Daniel's dream of a Bowser-inspired playhouse was made a reality thanks to Make-A-Wish Oregon.

Posted: Nov 30, 2018 12:05 AM
Updated: Nov 30, 2018 11:29 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A Springfield boy's wish has come true thanks to Make-A-Wish Oregon and Rainbow Valley Design and Construction.

Daniel, 8, is battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

His biggest wish is to have his own Bowser-inspired playhouse on his family's Springfield property, and that's now a reality.

He was surprised with the playhouse when he came home from school Thursday afternoon.

His parents said they're so happy his wish could come true.

"After receiving diagnosis, things like that sort of split your life into before and after, and the after sometimes can be really hard," Daniel's mom Hannah Cain said. "It's filled with a lot of painful moments, and it's nice to have a hopeful, positive moment for Daniel because he deserves it more than anybody."

Rainbow Valley constructed the entire playhouse in their shop, disassembled it, and reassembled it in the family's backyard.

Their employees also made it a family affair.

When their lead carpenter's sister, who is a set designer, found out about what they were building, she and their parents stepped up and painted the entire playhouse in about seven hours.

Rainbow Valley will come back at a later date and create a concrete pathway for Daniel to use, so he can continue to play when he's eventually confined to a wheelchair.

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