Cambridge boy receives his wish, a new pool
DENTON — Denton business Waterboy Pool Water Ser vice and Towers Concrete teamed up to building a pool for a Cambridge boy diagnosed with leukemia.
When six-year-old Max of Cambridge found out that he would be receiving a wish from Make-AWish Mid-Atlantic, he wished to have a swimming pool because he and his brother love to swim.
Max was excited to get an aboveground pool because he loves being outside and can enjoy the pool for years to come.
Towers Concrete and Waterboy Pool Water Service made donations and participated in making Max’s wish for an above-ground pool become a reality.
“Never in my life have I been involved in anything as rewarding as making Max’s wish come true,” said Vinnie Arnwine of Sparkle Pools. “I will never forget the feeling of joy and excitement experienced by Max and his family. It is amazing what Make-A-Wish is able to do for these kids. ”
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic serves children who reside in central and southern Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia.
Founded in 1983, the Mid-Atlantic chapter has granted more than 8,500 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. Wish kids face any number of life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, kidney and heart disease.
This year alone, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. However, for every wish granted, at least two more local children are waiting.
The community has the opportunity to make an impact today by helping Make-A-Wish to reach hundreds of kids whose wishes would go other wise unanswered this year. For more information, visit www.midatlantic.wish.org.
Six-year-old Max of Cambridge, left, received a pool from Denton businesses Waterboy Pool Water Service and Towers Concrete as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.