CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WPRI) – A Cumberland boy became the proud owner of a new ADA-accessible log cabin Sunday, thanks in part to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
A “wish reveal” party took place Sunday morning for 6-year-old Evan Vaudry, who has been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy.
The cabin was custom-designed for Vaudry, with personal touches from a sign on the front door reading “Evan’s Cabin,” to a front porch with two rocking chairs, and a chalkboard so Vaudry can show off his creative side.
The inspiration for the cabin came from a camping trip Vaudry took with his dad to the Cape.
“It’s very exciting to see this come together– and know that my first campout is coming soon!” said Steve Vaudry, Evan’s father.
The Vaudrys said they were very grateful to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“They told us that he qualified for a wish,” said Lynn Vaudry, Evan’s mother. “He was two years old at the time. They asked us if we had thought about a wish at the time — and we said that we really hadn’t and that we were going to think about it, and really wait until it was the right time.”
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island volunteers were on hand for the unveiling, as well as Vaudry’s family, friends, and wish sponsor “Jewelers for Children.”
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island is celebrating its 30th anniversary of giving in 2017. The organization has granted close to 8,000 wishes for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
Eyewitness News Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello is a board member of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island