Jacksonville boy gets a dream come true

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A child's dream comes true! Caleb Wood, 7, has a brand new play-set all to himself thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Caleb cannot walk or talk, but every time his mother brings him outside, she says his expression changes. So now, with the help of Make-A-Wish he has a brand new play-set all to himself.

Callie Strickland from Make-A-Wish of Northeast Florida says, "It's a blessing to be able to come out and do this for a child who needs it. I mean, a play-set is nothing to some people, almost everyone has one in their backyard, but you don't know what this can do for him."

Caleb was born with a genetic immune deficiency. He got a bone marrow transplant in 2008, but suffered a brain injury during that surgery. Caleb's mother tells First Coast News he has the mind of a 1-year-old and the journey has been tough.

"We can't go to a park because of all of the germs, so this is like having our own park and its awesome," said Christina Wood.

The play-set is awesome for Caleb's 1-year-old brother, Caden, too! Caden also suffers from a genetic immune deficiency. However, the brothers share a bond together, and now they will get to enjoy the play-set from Creative Play, together, as well.


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