Aldon Melton of Bryan saw his wish come true when he laid eyes on his new Avengers-themed backyard fort designed by him. Aldon’s fort was provided by Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to kids with chronic illnesses. Make-A-Wish, along with sponsors Miller LaPoint Construction and Powers Brown Architecture officially revealed his new fort during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
Miller LaPoint and Powers Brown are part of Make-A-Wish’s Builders of Hope committee which formed in 2022 to complete children’s wishes regarding backyard playsets, room makeovers and other requested improvements to wish kids’ homes.
Aldon, 7, was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia, or ALL, in September 2021.ALL is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and mostly occurs in children, according to the American Cancer Society. Treatment often requires Aldon to stay close to home, so he wanted a space to play and enjoy the sunshine.
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