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Parker was diagnosed with T-Cell lymphoblastic lymphoma: Stage 4 in May of 2016 and is still going through treatment. He has been through a lot for someone his age; his carefree childhood put on hold as he battles cancer. Parker loves camping, fishing and hiking with his family and what he wanted more than anything was more time spent outdoors doing the things he enjoys. His wish for a pop-up RV was everything he’d hoped for and more.
On the day of his wish, Parker was welcomed at Emerald Lake Trailer Resort and Waterpark and began an adventurous scavenger hunt organized by Make-A-Wish to help him find his way to his new pop-up RV. Parker was smiling the entire time and couldn’t wait to get to his final clue, which led him to the campsite where his family and friends were waiting to show him that his wish had come true. Parker was thrilled to explore his new RV and to discover that he had also been given new superhero camping gear and bedding.
“We were overjoyed and felt so much love from everyone who took part in his wish. I think our favourite part was when he took the blindfold off and was so shocked to see his trailer and so many people there – that really touched our hearts,” says Parker’s parents.
The rest of the evening was spent with family and friends by the campfire, making s’mores and talking about the camping adventures Parker would have this summer. Parker’s parents are excited about what this RV will mean for their family.
“To see Parker run and fish and not have to worry about being sick, and for him to feel like a ‘normal/healthy’ child again, we are so thankful for that. When we are camping, he forgets all about his illness, it makes us so happy.”
Thank you to Go RVing Canada, the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association, the RV Dealers Association of Canada, Edelman Canada, Niagara Trailer Sales, Emerald Lake Trailer Resort and Waterpark, Fish TV, and Forest River Inc. for making Parker’s wish a reality.
When a wish is granted, it does much more than bring joy to a child’s heart. For kids like Parker, who are faced with life-threatening medical conditions, a wish-come-true provides them with strength to battle through darkness and gives them hope for healthier, happier days ahead.
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