I WISH TO HAVE A BLUE CUBBY HOUSE AND CHICKENS

I WISH TO HAVE A BLUE CUBBY HOUSE AND CHICKENS

Archie, 5, Australia
neuroblastoma

A wish

Archie spent a good part of his young life battling neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer.

 

It meant over 18 months of long hospital stays, tests, treatment and side effects – all of which took their toll on Archie and his family.

 

But Archie had something pretty incredible to focus on throughout his illness – knowing his wish would come true! Archie’s imagination really shone through when he made his very specific wish: for a blue cubby house, complete with two new friendly chickens in a coop underneath! Archie’s wish gave him something to look forward to while he went through his treatment. He even chose the names of his chickens months in advance, calling one Rosie after an aunt’s much-loved chook, and the other Nurse Lizzie after his favorite nurse at hospital.

 

The day finally arrived, and Make-A-Wish Australia put the final touches on his exciting backyard addition. Archie was absolutely thrilled when he saw his very own cubby house and new feathery friends! For his family, his wish coming true marked the beginning of a brighter future, full of many more joyful memories.

 

“It’s amazing where he has been and how far he’s come. He’s been through the worst of his disease and treatment and now this is a positive, a celebration,” said Claire, Archie’s mother.