Fayette tree house a dream come true

The crew takes a break from work on Ryan Carle’s tree house.

Make-A-Wish Georgia, HBA of Midwest Georgia team up to fulfill wish


“Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.” It’s the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and recently the Home Builders Association of Midwest Georgia and Make-A-Wish Georgia teamed up to make a dream come true for one special Fayette resident.

The HBA of Midwest Georgia was approached late last year to help with a project for a young Fayette resident battling cancer. The young patient hoped for a tree house and he got his wish over the summer.

Though they could not make all of the fantastical request come true, like the roller coaster or the water cannons, so many people stepped up to help make a dream come true.

“We reached out to some of our supplier members to see if they would be willing to help us make this wish come true, and they came through in a big way,” said Paige Hughes, Executive Officer of HBA of Midwest Georgia. “Almost all of the materials were donated free.”

Among the many helpers, she specially singled out Greg Love with Greg Love Homes, Inc., who volunteered to oversee the project and did the camouflage paint job by hand.

The finished product.

Ryan Carle battled leukemia and is now cancer free. He wished for a treehouse in his backyard so he would have an awesome spot to hang out with his friends.

“Luckily Ryan is in remission, and we hope he has many years of fun in his new tree house,” said Hughes.

They wasted no time putting it to good use. Ryan and his buddies were already planning their first camp out at the ribbon cutting.

Hughes was also quick to thank Scott Barnett of Barnett Cheeves Building Materials, Greg Adamek of Drain Right Gutters,  Craig Carter w/Sherwin Williams Fayetteville, Will Duncan of Willpower Electrical, Ryan Hutcheson with Custom Glass Atlanta, Terry Sords with Greenscapes Lawn Service, Joe Cook with JDC Homes, Inc., Dorrie Love with Harry Norman Realtors, Eddie Aguilar, Edd Bernhard, Ricardo Ochoa, and Brett Tillman.

There are so many ways to get involved and help Make-A-Wish Georgia make dreams come true, from contributing financially, to volunteering, or even paying for the cost of a child’s wish in full with Adopt-A-Wish. To find out how to get involved, visit www.georgia.wish.org.




Christopher Dunn has been the sports editor for Fayette Newspapers since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Game Day magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.

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