On a sunny spring day in Canton, a brave little cancer patient became a pint-sized Peter Pan. Christopher felt just like his favorite storybook character – able to fly above challenges and embrace the magic of childhood.
But Christopher did not need a sprinkling of pixie dust to achieve his dream. Instead, the three-year-old boy was uplifted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a team of volunteers from the Canton Fire department who worked to fulfill his wish.
Christopher began his battle against neuroblastoma when he was just 18 months old and has endured the rigors of continuous medical treatments. Christopher was too sick at times to play outside with his older sister, Stella, and dreamed of a place where he could escape from his illness. He wished for his very own playhouse—a secret clubhouse for kids only; no adults allowed!
Last week, dozens of friends and family members gathered at Christopher's home for the grand unveiling. Christopher’s eyes widened when he first saw his new forest green clubhouse topped with a loft, window, and lookout telescope—perfect for seeing who might be coming to play! He smiled from ear to ear with happy thoughts of fun-filled days ahead.
Christopher and his friends spent the afternoon climbing, exploring, and concocting games of make-believe. From that day forward, “Christopher’s Clubhouse” will be a place where hope grows, joy lives, and wishes come true – all year long.