Conrad Dixon, a 6-year-old from Wynnewood, Okla., asked for a treehouse. But not just any treehouse. He wanted one where he could stay cool and safe.
Conrad has a life-threatening blood disorder that was discovered after he had a stroke. He has to stay inside a lot, and Oklahoma summers can be brutally hot.
Make-A-Wish Oklahoma marshaled its forces to build its first electrically outfitted, insulated treehouse. Less than two weeks after the boy submitted his wish, the treehouse was up. Construction took just three days, and the finished product even has an air conditioner, Make-A-Wish Oklahoma CEO Jeff Summers told The Huffington Post on Wednesday.
"The community helped grant the wish by their support and love for Conrad," Summers said.
Fleming Building Company, M&M Lumber, Lowe's and Frigidaire were among the companies that pitched in.
The boy first entered his treehouse on Wednesday, telling local outlet News 9 in the segment above that his new digs are "really awesome."
Summers told HuffPost that he continues to hear rave reviews for the treehouse. He said Conrad's parents, Erin and Clay Dixon, told him the boy has shown more energy and smiled more than he has in months.
"He's ecstatic," Summers said.
Conrad is scheduled to travel to Denver for a bone marrow transplant soon, according to Summers.NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |