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It Takes a Community to Grant a Wish


“ Vicente enjoys his backyard wish year-round! ”

Adopt-A-Wish® Cox Charities
  • Vicente , 2 1/2

    • congenital heart condition
    • I wish to have a play space in my backyard
  • Cox Charities

Vicente is like any other boy his age who loves to play outside and ride in a toy car, but unlike most other kids, Vicente had to overcome many challenges due to his congenital heart condition, along with a genetic disorder—conditions that have affected his heart, bone structure, and mobility. Because of his weakened immune system, he is unable to go to public parks or outdoor play areas for fear of developing an infection. He is also allergic to grass, making some of his favorite activities more dangerous than joyful. For his wish, he wanted a play space that would bring the joy of playing outside to his own backyard…anytime he wants. His backyard makeover was made possible thanks to his wish adopter COX Charities and their team of volunteers, complete with a play structure, turf, and a track where he can ride in his new Power Wheels Jeep all day long.

“The joy he gets from his wish every day— words just can’t describe,” shared Vicente’s Mom.

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