Thomas - 5 years old
Thomas, who is a bright and bubbly young man with retinoblastoma, wished for his bed to be made out of his favourite Tonka Truck! A lot of people rallied together to make this special young man's wish come true.
Thomas's wish came true in his hometown of Kaitaia. A few local truck drivers picked Thomas up and took him to the local quarry where Thomas got to see behind the scenes and all the staff made a fuss of him. They even made him his own high-vis vest with his name on it! Thomas returned home in the local Police car with all sirens blaring to be surprised by his bed and all his goodies. Thomas was so excited, he couldn't believe they were all for him.
Thomas's parents commented that "everything was overwhelming and just awesome, a lifelong memory for Thomas. Everyone in the local community were so happy and humbled to be part of it all".
Huge thanks to Farmers, Mitre 10, Placemakers, Hire-A-Hubby Bay of Islands, Toyworld, Tonka NZ, the NZ Police, Pukenui Excavators, the Pukepoto Quarry, Hunting and Fishing, The Warehouse and Make-A-Wish volunteers Jennie and Shona.