SPOKANE, Wa. (January 2018): Six-year-old Camdyn Thompson loves horses, rodeos, boots and cowboy hats. It’s always been a dream of his to become a cowboy, and Kids Wish Network got out their lassos and spurs and planned his fun-filled wish.
Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, set Camdyn and his family up with HAV Famous Texas Boots in Spokane, Washington. When they arrived, his family met with the store manager Vicki to start his special wish. She arranged an entire cowboy ensemble for Camdyn complete with a cowboy hat, belt buckle and two pairs of boots. Along with a great cowboy outfit, Camdyn even received his very own lasso.
After trying on all his new clothes, Camdyn modeled for his family and Vicki. He was incredibly excited about all his new clothing. “My favorite part was watching Camdyn look at his reflection in the mirror,” said Camdyn’s mom Terina. In addition to everything Camdyn received from HAV Famous Texas Boots, he also received two personalized belts from Sattler’s Belt Barn.
After a fantastic time putting together his new cowboy outfit, Camdyn and his family were treated to a delicious dinner fit for a cowboy at Texas Roadhouse. They received 5-star treatment from their server and the store manager. Camdyn even received a Texas Roadhouse belt buckle and enjoyed line-dancing with some of the servers in the restaurant. He felt like a real cowboy at Texas Roadhouse riding the mechanical horse in his cowboy outfit.
Camdyn deals with many challenges from his autoimmune disease. He loves that he can now use his imagination and live out his cowboy dreams. “This was a really fun wish for us that allowed him to live out the life of a true cowboy,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.