His parents said that even during his medical treatments for leukemia, he never slowed down – Cross would continue to chase his siblings in the backyard.
When Make-A-Wish® met with Cross, he wanted to combine his love of the outdoors with his passion for rodeo – and he had plenty of his own ideas that he wanted to incorporate: swings, big windows, a slide and a big barn room for his sleeping bag!
“When we talked about his treehouse, the one thing Cross was most excited about was sleeping in it,” said his mom Megan.
On construction day, his community of Yuma, Colo., came together to build his barn-themed treehouse. Cross even chipped in, telling the crew, “Maybe you can all come play rodeo with me when we’re done!”
Thanks to Bristol-Myers Squib, Cross now has a place where cancer can’t touch him. He can be anyone he wants – an astronaut, a spy and even a cowboy. He can spend the night in his barn treehouse and imagine any future. For his family, it’s healing to watch their son to focus on fun and adventure – just being a kid. That’s the transformational power of a wish.