Aaron loves Transformers, and wished to meet the Grinch. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, gave him a transformative bedroom makeover from his sweetest dreams.
Aaron suffers from hydrocephalus and a traumatic brain injury. He’s endured 18 surgeries, and will undergo more. Aaron’s heartfelt wish took place on his 11th birthday. After school, he and his mom were chauffeured in a 2019 Chevrolet Camaro by Hamilton Chevrolet. They also gifted him a remote control Camaro and a collection of Matchbox cars.
Aaron was welcomed home by the Lincoln High School Band who arrived on a charter bus provided by Top Notch Party Bus & Limousine, and by school staff members who came to celebrate. Aaron was then greeted by his favorite character, The Grinch, and was overjoyed with excitement. The Grinch had just finished unloading his sack full of toys in Aaron’s room, and had one more surprise for Aaron – an Optimus Prime action figure.
“I loved seeing his face after he got home,” said Aaron’s mom Christina.
He was amazed by his transformed bedroom. He had a new bunk bed, dresser and desk provided by Value City Furniture. Through Walmart and Sam’s Club grants, Kids Wish Network purchased an Xbox One, a new TV, leather gaming chair, and Transformers merchandise including a five movie collection set, comforters, curtain rods, wall decals and action figures. Kroger added to the festivities, providing a massive Transformers themed cake, and Markie’s Pizza delivered discounted pizzas for the celebration. He loved playing with all his new toys and sleeping in his new bunk bed. “I had the best sleep of my life!” said Aaron. To top it all off, Kids Wish Network also purchased a generous gift card for Aaron, so he could shop for even more of his favorite things.
“It was such a fun and creative wish incorporating all of the things that bring Aaron joy,” 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.