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Community Comes Together To Build A Magical Wish

Date

June 30, 2014

Location

Whispering Pines, NC

Nine-year-old Evie is a bubbly and outgoing little girl with more support than anyone could imagine. After going into kidney failure, her local community began to rally behind her, starting with a kidney transplant from a family-friend at church. When asked what her one true wish was, Evie knew exactly what she wanted. The inspiration for her wish came from her favorite book series, The Magic Club House. Evie explained in full detail what she had envisioned for her own treehouse. She wanted a place above the ground where she and her siblings could play, read, and forget about all of the things that accompany being sick.

Nine-year-old Evie is a bubbly and outgoing little girl with more support than anyone could imagine. After going into kidney failure, her local community began to rally behind her, starting with a kidney transplant from a family-friend at church. When asked what her one true wish was, Evie knew exactly what she wanted. The inspiration for her wish came from her favorite book series, The Magic Club House. Evie explained in full detail what she had envisioned for her own treehouse. She wanted a place above the ground where she and her siblings could play, read, and forget about all of the things that accompany being sick.

 

Once Evie made her wish clear, the community began working to make sure her magical clubhouse would become a reality. Dana Cox funded her wish in memory of her 19-year old-son, Remy who was killed in a tragic bicycle accident. Gann Grading and Hauling quickly stepped up and offered to transport and install Evie’s clubhouse and gazebo. Kim Farmer from Your Silverlinings Co. designed the entire clubhouse and recruited Wheatmore and Southwest High Schools to build the gazebo and two large decks for the clubhouse and gazebo to sit on. Bobby Lucas whose son, Junior, who recently had his very own wish granted, built Evie’s entire treehouse with his father in just a few short weeks.  Many other companies and groups of people came together to donate furniture, weathervanes, swings, slides, rubber mulch so that the area is safe for Evie, and many hours of labor and love.

 

On July 12, Evie will have a wish reveal party where she will be able to cut the ribbon and finally play in the clubhouse of her dreams. The day will be filled with food, fun, and the granting of a magical wish.

 

A Special thank you to these other major contributors: Bailey Furniture, Home Depot Greensboro, Lowe’s Company Asheboro, The Weathervane Shop, Playgrounds of the Carolinas, and Lyf-Tym Building. 


Press Contact

Amy Brindley
President
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC  28204

Phone : (704) 339-0334 x227
Fax : (704) 339-0335
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