BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Sunday was World Wish Day, a day celebrating 32 years that the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to sick children.
And on Sunday, a darling little boy in Broomfield got quite a gift.
Make-A-Wish crews spend five weekends constructing a Lego playhouse in the Gintchin family basement for 6-year-old Alexander, who had cancer.
Alexander was bowled over the first time he saw the play house.
The 8 foot by 10 foot house has everything he asked for, including a mailbox, a ladder up to a bed and a TV.
Crews made a wood frame and then began adding the Lego blocks, adding an incredible level of meaningful detail.
Alexander’s mom can’t fight off the tears when she expresses how much the gift means.
“We’ve enjoyed the process seeing it come together and now seeing our son’s reaction. It’s unbelievable,” Tzvetanka Gintchin says.
The family is grateful for the playhouse, and they are grateful because Alexander’s health is improving.
“Now he is considered in remission, like a normal boy, but now we have to go in every three months for the first two years to check his scans because nothing is guaranteed,” says Alexander’s father, Lazar Gintchin.
Seeing their son play in the Make-A-Wish Lego house is quite a moment.
“I think this great that the kids who have been through so much get a day when they feel like a star,” says Tzventanka.
The family says years from now when Alexander no longer plays with the Lego house they hope to donate it to a facility that helps families with sick children.