When six-year-old cancer patient Ella Joe Schultz was granted a Make-A-Wish, she didn't ask for much. All she wanted was a two-story playhouse with a telephone in her backyard.
While the foundation approved the request — with materials paid for by local construction company J.E. Dunn — the family's local homeowners association decided the playhouse would violate a ban on "outside structures and sheds," KCTV5 reports.
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Suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Ella has undergone multiple surgeries and gets five to seven IV treatments a day. Her family has called hospice twice, and she was once again hospitalized on March 4 with an infection.
When word got out about the situation, people were understandably upset. One commenter wrote, "These people are deeply ignorant and hateful. Very troubling," while another said, "Those guys should feel like complete and utter buffoons."
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The Stonegate Homeowners Association has since released a statement, sharing that they've reconsidered their previous denial.
"Today, we are happy to share that we have reached a positive resolution to ensure Ella's playhouse will be constructed. Our board met with J.E. Dunn Construction and Make-a-Wish to gather additional information, and while we still have a few details and timelines to work out, we collectively reached the conclusion that Ella will get her wish. We couldn't be more pleased to see that happen," the statement read.
We're just happy to hear that Ella will get her playhouse! Her parents have set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses.
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