On Wednesday, June 22, six-year-old Rhett Makamson was granted a wish that was probably bigger than anything he had imagined, as Make-A-Wish Mississippi, partnering with Winston Plywood & Veneer, presented him with a brand new Coleman camper trailer, a Huffy bicycle, and lots of toys and games. The event took place at Lake Tiak-O'Khata with many WPV team members on hand, as were family members, friends, and Lake employees.
Rhett was diagnosed with cancer just before turning two and underwent many chemotherapy treatments and hospital stays, yet always remained cheerful and positive. His parents, Obie and Kristen Makamson, stated that Rhett goes to St. Jude's every six months, and his last scan looked good. The Makamsons are very grateful to Make-A-Wish and WPV for granting Rhett's wish.
Rachael Keyes, senior director of development at Make-A-Wish Mississippi, said, "I get the privilege of working with a great organization that grants wishes like Rhett's, and we are so thankful to all of you at Winston Plywood," adding that this is the third wish granted by WPV this year.
WPV Vice-President Ken Carter said they are really proud to partner with Make-A-Wish Mississippi and give back to the community.
Keyes stated that without partners such as Winston Plywood & Veneer, it would be impossible to do what they do. However, anyone who wishes to donate can via their website at www.wish.org/ms.
WPV provided Rhett's favorite foods, and when he was asked what he thought about his new camper trailer, he simply replied, "It's good."