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Make-a-Wish Michigan helps boy spend time with family outdoors

Posted: 3:59 PM, Sep 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-26 19:59:56Z

A 13-year-old boy wished he could join his brothers on his family’s backyard chicken coop, and Make-A-Wish Michigan helped him do so.

Isaac, of Charlotte, has a life-threatening genetic disorder. He made his wish for a paved wheelchair path to allow him to get around the family’s property, according to a release from Make-A-Wish.

With Carol’s Excavating and Reith-Riley Construction, a wheelchair path was constructed to stretch from the house to the barn, to the chicken coup, to the mailbox and down to a fire pit where the family has bonfires.

Make-A-Wish Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1984, it has granted more than 8,500 wishes, and the organization expects to grant wishes to more than 450 Michigan children this year.