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Dalton Wishes For a Braves Clubhouse

Dalton with his family

“ This has sure helped him in a way no one could understand… ”

- Angela, wish mom

Eleven-year-old Dalton has common variable immune disorder. This condition frequently keeps him home because his immune system can’t afford to be compromised.

For this reason, this boy dreamed of a big tree house retreat – his own sanctuary where he could hangout, read and “do stuff!" He loves to play basketball and baseball and is a huge fan of the Atlanta Braves which is exactly why Dalton wished for his very own Braves-themed tree house.

Designed by architect R W Designs & Contracting and built by DPR Construction, the crew built Dalton a blue and red club house, complete with suspension bridge and crow’s nest. 

The Atlanta Braves graciously donated an actual stadium seat for the tree house, lots of bats, pictures of Braves members and baseballs to complete the theme.  Dalton even helped out on the build by putting his handprints in the cement.

This was a truly magical team effort all round.  Dalton’s dream tree house construction took several months to complete and it gave him something else to focus on – he could hardly contain his containment!  Dalton came home every day with a smile on his face to see what the DPR crew had done – a smile that his mother had not seen in a long time.

  • Dalton with his family

  • Dalton's Braves-themed club house

  • A signed baseball bat for Dalton

  • Dalton and wish coordinator Abbey

  • Dalton inside his new club house

  • Dalton playing in his Braves club house

“This has sure helped him in a way no one could understand… the things he been going through and things he will have to deal with for the rest of his life. This tree house will always give him something to have and enjoy, to forget the medical stuff…There are no amounts of words to say how grateful we are. Since this journey Dalton has looked at life so much differently, he has something so positive to look forward to than always medical, hospital and doctors’ appointments.” ”

— Angela, Dalton’s mom

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