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Miguel Receives His Dream Clubhouse

Wish Kid Miguel Outside His New Clubhouse

“ Find strength and joy ”


- Wish Kid Miguel

“Find strength and joy.” That is the personal motto of 13-year-old wish kid Miguel. Miguel says this mantra daily to himself and his family to remind them to stay positive in the face of his life-threatening medical condition.

Ever since Miguel was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his family has called him “Mighty Miguel” for the strength he shows everyday despite his condition. When wish granters from Make-A-Wish® came to Miguel, he told them he wanted a place made just for him. Miguel wished to have his own dream clubhouse.

The community immediately came together to make Miguel’s wish come true. Local construction company owner Jim Beck, whose daughter goes to school with Miguel, donated his time to build the clubhouse, and local partners donated all of the supplies.

The day of his wish reveal, Miguel was taken out to lunch at his favorite restaurant, Taco Bell, so he wouldn’t see his fully constructed clubhouse being delivered.  He came home to find the one-room cabin, equipped with heat and electricity, waiting for him in his yard. A sign over the front door bears the title “Mighty Miguel’s Mancave.”

I’m 13 and I have my own house,” Miguel proudly told WNDU Channel 16 News with a huge grin on his face. 

He couldn’t stop smiling as he explored all the luxuries in his mancave, including a recliner, a TV and Blu-ray player and a popcorn machine. Miguel is an avid Chicago Bears fan, and he loved the Bears gear that adorned the walls.

This is probably the best day of my life,” Miguel told WNDU.

But Miguel wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the wish reveal.

"I'm excited and happy for my son," Miguel's mom Christy told WNDU. "We've been through a lot. It's been a whirlwind. I'm thinking this (clubhouse) will help lift his spirits and make the next journey easier."

Mighty Miguel is usually the source of strength and joy for others. His personal motto reminds everyone around him to stay positive and resilient in the face of adversity. But now, every time he watches a Bears game or relaxes with friends in his clubhouse, Miguel will be the one filled with the strength and joy of a wish come true.

We've been through a lot. It's been a whirlwind. I'm thinking this (clubhouse) will help lift his spirits and make the next journey easier. ”

— Wish Kid Miguel's Mom

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