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.

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

Isaac in front castle


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