Isaac's Wish: "I wish to have a castle in my backyard"

7-year-old Isaac's face lit up when he came home from school to find a 3m-high castle in his backyard. It was constructed by a team of local Dunedin tradesmen and had to be lifted by crane into Isaac's backyard.

He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last year and has undergone a short term of chemotherapy. The treatment has gone well and Issac is now in remission. 

Isaac wished for a "kid-sized" castle, an idea that was inspired by a birthday present he received when he was 5-years-old. He loved to play 'toy soldiers' games with his grandfather, who built him a toy castle to stage battles around.

Castle getting craned in

Make A Wish helped Issac design his own large scale castle, including solar powered lighting, Nerf guns, a slide for quick escapes and a bucket on a pulley system that allowed his parents to deliver snacks without having to climb the stairs to the top level.

Isaac in front castle

Mico Dunedin contributed to the construction of the castle along with a team of local tradesmen. 


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