Birthday boy with cancer gets bedroom makeover wish


Mason Mazzuca is a little boy with a big heart and an even bigger love of wild animals.

However, Mason also has acute lymphoblastic leukemia from which he is currently recovering.

That is why Mason’s parents partnered with the Make-A-Wish foundation to turn his bedroom into a safari adventure play land.   

“He’s so interested in animals and pretend play and so forth so this tree house just sort of evolved into all the animals and all the components thereof,” said Mason’s mother Keli Mazzuca   

The Make-A-Wish-foundation who worked on the project for about a year alongside several construction and architecture firms.

Mason himself was included in the design process and his vision was helped along by Make-A-Wish-volunteers.

“Mason drew out the sketch on his own and at Make-A-Wish, we were able to recruit some wonderful partners to help make this come true,” said Kellie Wyatt.

Finally, the big moment came when the doors were opened and the birthday boy got to see his dream come true.

That dream comes complete with a supply pulley, mailbox, telescope, television, a lounge area and all the stuffed wild animals he could ever want.

For the first time since his diagnosis last year, Mason was truly happy.

“Now he can enjoy things that he couldn’t before,” said mason’s grandfather Gary Golkiewicz. “He can just have fun again. He gets to be a 6 year old.”

This dream does have a happy ending and although two years of treatment remain, Mason is expected to win this fight for his life.

Since 1983, the Make-A-Wish foundation has helped over 8,800 kids across the country.

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