KAUKAUNA (NBC 26) — Sophia Skrede, 10, from Kaukauna, was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, giving her a backyard playhouse that allows her to safely play outside.
"I really like it," Sophia said. "It's really special to me."
Living with a serious liver disorder, Sophia can not be in direct sunlight. Her life has been filled with hospitals, procedures, medications and a required liver transplant.
"I said, 'if there was anything I could do to help a little baby be able to live their life, sign me up,'" Sophia's donor and family friend Kayla Fink said.
When learning she qualified for a wish, Sophia decided her greatest wish was to have a playhouse in her backyard that was filled with flower boxes, screens, a concrete floor to use chalk on and fairy lights that will allow her to play outside safely.
"Because it would be fun," Sophia said. "And, I could go outside really easily in this."
On April 10, Sophia and her family along with a crew from Consolidated Construction Co., Inc., Kaukauna Mayor Penterman and volunteer Wish Granters held a groundbreaking ceremony for the playhouse.
By Friday, April 14, Sophia's dream playhouse was revealed and ready for play.
Sophia's wish was granted by Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, who help children fight critical illness every day. To learn more about Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, visit wish.org/wisconsin.