Lake Forest Park boy is granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Milo - thoroughly enjoying his new trampoline

The Make-a-Wish Foundation is known for its spectacular wishes granted to children with life-threatening diseases - meeting and spending time with a famous sports star - headlining a parade - being mayor for a day.

But they also grant smaller wishes which bring just as much joy, as one Lake Forest Park family can attest.

Eight year old Milo Lawson was recently diagnosed with a life-threatening form of epilepsy.

As part of his Wish Day through the Make a Wish foundation, Milo wished for a trampoline jumping birthday party with his closest family and friends. Just last week, Milo’s wish came true and he was surprised with a Springfree Trampoline, the world’s safest trampoline, so he could enjoy jumping whenever his heart desires with his family and friends. Springfree Trampolines eliminate 90 percent of product-related injuries associated with trampolines. 

The Lawson family: dad and mom Erik and Kim
Milo and brother Sam

Milo’s trampoline was revealed to him on his birthday with a themed celebration complete with music, a bubble machine, and Milo’s favorite food and drinks. SpringfreeTM donated Milo’s new trampoline, and local wish-granting volunteers put on the party. (Link to video).

Milo and his brother will have hours of bouncing without worrying about safety.

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,400 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant 320 wishes. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit the webpage or Facebook page.


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