Students fulfill wish for boy confined to wheelchair | KOB 4

Students fulfill wish for boy confined to wheelchair Web Staff
April 16, 2018 10:28 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 5-year-old Albuquerque boy, bound to a wheelchair, made a wish for a new place to play. A group of high school students took it upon themselves to grant that wish.


Kiko suffers from a neurological illness and is confined to a wheelchair. He asked Make-A-Wish New Mexico to create a place for him to play. The group worked with students from La Cueva High School to create a backyard racetrack for Kiko to play on.

"The Make-A-Wish Foundation went above and beyond his wish, actually," Haley Hughes said. "They also gave him an adaptive swing in his backyard. They gave him some wood chips throughout the backyard and they even painted the racetrack with his favorite colors. He wanted a backyard to play with his cousins but they went the extra mile with it."

La Cueva is just one of the many schools within the Albuquerque Public Schools district taking part in the kids for wish kids program. It's designed to allow students to make a difference in the lives of other kids.

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