Seven-year-old Brody has always been the ultimate LEGO®
fan. He is happiest when surrounded by mounds and mounds of colorful LEGO®
bricks, spending countless hours in his playroom building and creating LEGO®
However, life changed for this little builder when he was diagnosed with leukemia at age four. Instead of building LEGO® cities, Brody’s life revolved around chemo and doctor appointments. The hardship took a toll. Treatments cause Brody to tire so much that he was unable to even play with his beloved LEGO® bricks.
But Brody found joy when he learned his wish to go to LEGOLAND® was coming true. Each time he talked about his upcoming wish trip, he was smiley and happy. He was so proud to tell all his family and friends that he will be going to LEGOLAND®. The promise of his wish kept him going.
Last fall, Brody left behind the stress from chemotherapy treatments and doctors’ appointments when his wish came true. He had the chance to spend a week doing what he loves most – playing with LEGO® toys at LEGOLAND® Florida.
His parents and older brother delighted in seeing how happy Brody was as he explored LEGOLAND®. “Brody’s wish was a bright spot for him and our family,” said his mom, Carla. “After more than three years of chemo, his wish trip was something fun to look forward to!”
Brody and his family are grateful for the welcome escape they found in his wish. “Make-A-Wish allows families to focus on fun. It means spending time together. We can focus on each other and not on doctor appointments or chemo medications,” Carla said. “Wish trips mean a ton to families.”
We cannot grant wishes to kids like Brody without help from people like you. To find out how you can help, visit mn.wish.org/ways-to-help today.