Four-year-old Antonio loves water. Antonio, who spends most of his time in a wheelchair due to spinal muscular atrophy, loves the soothing effect of water. His love for relaxing in warm water inspired his wish for his very own hot tub at home.
Courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Minnesota and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Antonio’s wish came true recently when a crew of more than 20 volunteers from Blue Cross, Home Depot Brooklyn Park and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota helped build and install Antonio’s hot tub complete with a gorgeous gazebo! Antonio’s hot tub wish will help Antonio and his family enjoy hours and hours of quality time together at home and give Antonio moments to be a carefree kid, without the worries of his illness.
Antonio’s wish is made possible with support from Blue Cross. Additional in-kind support was generously provided by Home Depot Brooklyn Park as part of their Team Depot Charitable Grant program for the donation of the gazebo, labor and supplies, Valley Pools and Spa, Chipotle, BG Coffee House, Party Crashers, volunteers and the city of Robbinsdale. Antonio’s hot tub is part of the national In the Spirit of a Wish program, created by Marquis Spas to benefit Make-A-Wish® chapters across the country.
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