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Toddler receives camper from Make-A-Wish


 Bloomer (WQOW) - A young boy from Woodville who's battling a serious illness got quite a surprise Thursday, thanks to the Wisconsin Make-A-Wish foundation and a local business.

Meet Brayden. He's two and a half years old and like any boy his age, he is full of energy.

The only difference is that Brayden was diagnosed with stage three Neuroblastoma when he was only one month old. Make-A-Wish Wisconsin agreed to grant him one wish.

"He enjoys being outdoors he enjoys animals, he enjoys fishing and that's when we had the idea of the camper and it's something that we can have with us forever and make lifetime memories with," said Jackie Brorson, Brayden's mom.

So Thursday, Make-A-Wish teamed up with Willie's RV in Bloomer to make it happen.

"We took the consideration of the weight they needed to pull how many people it needed to sleep and this is an expandable or a highbred they call it where the two bunks ends come out," said Jim Lien, General Manager of Willie's RV.

Willie's RV contributed $7,000 toward Brayden's new camper. And by the looks of it, Brayden is pleased.

Brayden's parents hope this camper will help take his mind off of his medical condition.

"There's still a chunk in his spine. We don't know how long it will be there. It could be there his whole life," said Jackie.

The future is uncertain, but for now, Brayden and his family are taking it one day at a time.

"We have thoughts of going to Yellowstone and even taking it to the dells and just being able to pack up and go when we want where we want we're just very excited about those opportunities," Jackie said.

As an added bonus, Brayden was able to celebrate with cake and ice cream.

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