Helping Make-A-Wish Grant a Treehouse Wish for a Special 10-Year-Old Boy
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island recently hosted a very special treehouse ribbon cutting ceremony recently for 10-year old Jaiden Mohan-Monestere of Burlington, MA who has been diagnosed with severe aplastic anemia and underwent a bone marrow transplant. Drummey, Rosane Anderson (DRA) partnered with the local wish granting organization, along with Nauset Construction Corp., to make this life-changing wish possible.
Jaiden loves the outdoors and chose a treehouse for his wish, so he would have his own private sanctuary to play, reflect and explore. Jaiden participated in the design of the treehouse, incorporating a trap door, “secret” room and sleeping area. He even got to help with location scouting, measurements and layout of the treehouse, all while proudly wearing his very own hard hat. Jaiden was diagnosed in 2016 and, according to Jaiden’s mom Julie Mohan who also grew up in Burlington, the planning and anticipation of his wish gave him something positive to focus on during his treatment and the finished structure now serves as a celebration of his remission.
The wish reveal and party included an official ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Jaiden and his family, as well as by representatives from our wish-granting partners who helped make Jaiden’s wish a reality: Vladimir Lyubetsky, Principal of DRA and Benjamin Goldfarb, Vice President and Mark Williams, Project Manager of Nauset Construction Corp. In addition, the event was attended by Julie Abel, Director of Outreach at Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. DRA team members, Sarah Carda, Associate and Project Manager, and Alan Johnson, Designer, also contributed to this special treehouse wish project.