Four-year-old Trevor has been battling medullablastoma for the last two years. His days have been filled with doctor’s appointments and trips to the hospital for treatment and tests.
However, Trevor doesn’t let this get in the way of doing what he loves most: playing ‘construction’ with his little brother Riley. Pretending to work on a construction site – just like his dad does – is a game that never gets old.
It was no surprise to his family when Trevor wished to be a construction worker for the day so he could play with the big trucks and equipment!
Trevor’s wish took place on World Wish Day, the annual global celebration of the wish that inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish. In 1980, seven-year-old Chris Greicius was battling leukemia when friends and family learned it was his dream to be a police officer. The community sprang into action, giving Chris an unforgettable experience. He received his very own uniform and was made the first and only honorary patrolman in Arizona state history.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of wishes have been granted to children battling life-threatening medical conditions all over the world. Trevor’s wish exemplifies the true meaning of World Wish Day – a community coming together to bring hope, strength and joy to children and their families at a time when it is truly needed.
Local construction companies came together to give Trevor and his family an experience they’ll never forget – a day where they were able to get away from the stress of doctor’s appointments, tests and hospital visits, and focus on the joy of being a family.
For Trevor and his brother, the day was a dream come true. They received Kokosing Construction hats and reflective vests made just for them. Kicking off the construction adventure, they made their very own toolbox sets, which were immediately filled with all kinds of fun ‘tools.’
Fully equipped and dressed for the part, Trevor and Riley visited construction sites around town, where they rode on the equipment and tested some of the controls with the help of their fellow construction workers. Even their dad joined in on the fun, showing them around the equipment he works with on a daily basis. At Ruscilli Construction, the boys were all smiles through their specially-sized safety goggles as they were ‘put to work’ laying brick and mortar.
Trevor’s wish to be a construction worker for the day was everything he hoped it would be and more. It provided him the opportunity to do something special and helped his family ‘build’ memories they’ll never forget.