Wishes do come true.
When the Make-A-Wish Foundation learned a child in Marysville, requested a pool heater, they turned to members of the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council to help grant the wish.
While Make-A-Wish often works to grant children with life-threatening medical conditions wishes such as a vacation to Disneyland or Hawaii, they also get simple wishes such as wanting a puppy or experiencing what it is like to do a certain job.
In this particular instance, the request was to be able to swim in the family pool, which was cold because it did not have a heater.
Officials with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Central Ohio Region Chapter learned of the request and contacted the area’s building trades.
Volunteers from Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 189 and IBEW Local 683 jumped at the opportunity to make a difference.
They worked to install the pool heater and grant the well-deserved wish.
Now, thanks to the area’s building trades, the child can swim in the family pool.
According to their website, Make-A-Wish grants a wish, on average, every 34 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
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