A seven-year-old's Make-A-Wish dream finally comes true
UPDATED: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 8:29pm
Kempner — On Friday, June 25, we told you an inspirational story about a boy who was diagnosed with a rare syndrome of Rapid-Onset-Obesity known as ROHHAD. It was that boy's simple wish to become a gardener.
On June 28, with help of community members and through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Antonio's Laguna's dream of growing exotic fruits and vegetables came true.
With about seventy-five people in attendance for the big reveal, the excitement and anticipation throughout those attending, grew stronger.
"I'm really excited, Its finally here," Said Antonio Laguna.
His reason for wanting such a unique gift, to eat healthy and to help feed others.
" I want to share some with people who don't have any food."
A Superman hat covered the sever-year-old's eyes, while a three, two, one countdown was chanted.
The wide-eyed boy let out a giggle and a smile, along with the simple words of "my green house."
Antonio still has a long journey ahead of him, being one of about 75 kids worldwide diagnosed with ROHHAD since the 1960s.
For now the seven-year-old can walk just outside the steps on his home and enjoy what he has dreamed of for so long.
The wish was made possible through the help of the community, Fort Hood Bravo Company BSB, Backbone Valley Nursery, Ben Atkinson Homes, Hope Golf Classic at Escondido Golf and through the Lake Club in Horseshoe Bay.