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move along the highways. At home, toy train cars and tracks are never far from reach. A favorite outing for Danny is a visit to Gage Park, where he’ll hop aboard their mini train with older brother, Sam. A family care coordinator at Children’s Mercy Hospital told Make-A-Wish Kansas about Danny, which launched a big idea— what if Danny had his very own train in his back yard to ride whenever he wanted? Dr. April Abernethy, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Kansas, says the process actively began in January. Through contacts she’s made over the years, she found Paul Neudecker, who runs an Illinois-based company called Premier Works. He was selling a mini train and donated a large percentage of the cost to the project, even delivering it to Topeka at no charge. However, time had taken its toll on the train and work was necessary to make Danny’s dream a reality.
Becoming Wish Granters
Lance Smith knows the power of a wish. His son, Isaak, who is now 13 years old, also has Duchenne. Two years ago, Make-A-Wish sent their family to Disney World. “It was one of the best weeks,” Smith said. “For my son, it was perfect.” Smith works as an estimator at Walt’s Autobody CARSTAR. Make-A-Wish reached out to him regarding a train that needed
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The restored train, train station and playground completes Daniel Wood's wish.
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