Tommy was born with osteogenesis imperfecta – a condition that causes extremely fragile bones, also known as brittle bone disease. Tommy has dealt with many broken and fractured bones caused by even seemingly harmless injuries and has suffered through so many surgeries that he’s lost count. He’s had rods surgically implanted in both of his legs, his arms, and his spine; he also recently underwent a surgery on his spine for a curvature called scoliosis, during which he lost a lot of blood. Tommy’s doctors have tried experimental IV infusions to help treat his condition, to no avail. Because of his condition, Tommy is confined to a wheelchair and is homeschooled most of the time.
For his wish, Tommy received a bedroom makeover to turn his room into a comfortable oasis where he can relax without too much pain.
“The first thing I’m going to do is sleep,” said Tommy of his new room. “I haven’t slept on a good bed in years. I used to sleep on a good mattress, but ever since I had so many surgeries I couldn’t get on them because they were too high, but this bed is good for me…I like my new room a lot. They gave me everything I wanted. I wished for a room because in my condition it’s not really fun riding on rides (at an amusement park), so I decided a room would be better and it will last longer.”
Wish Type: Commodity