A Green Country boy has had his dream come true. Bill is 12-years old and autistic. He also has some other medical conditions. He asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation for a "clubhouse bus".
The bus was secretly delivered to Bill's Collinsville home for the final touches. Dozens of his friends and family showed up to see the surprise on his face. News on 6 reporter Omar Villafranca has the story on all the work put into making this little boy's dream come true.
Believe it or not, this junked out bus is a little boy's dream. The Make-A-Wish foundation received the request from Bill in Collinsville. He wanted a clubhouse with a round table, a couch, a Playstation and an atomic clock. And he wanted it all inside a bus.
Billâ€™s mom Cindi Campbell: "He has been begging for a bus since my parents, his grandparents have one they turned into a workshop." The bus is old and needed some body work, but a little elbow grease turned this nightmare into a real life dream. The Make-A-Wish Foundation found the bus and the folks at Fox Collision in Tulsa decided to help out.
After gutting it, cleaning the bus little by little, they added the finishing touches. New rims and tires, fresh paint and then the cool stuff. A fancy place to sit and video games to play on the bus. And the bus won't be hot; it's got an air-conditioner that'll freeze you.
And just in case he didn't get his bus, Bill had another dream ready to go. Cindi Campbell: "Well his back up wish was Vegas. He said if I can't have the bus I want to go to Vegas and eat all the food and shop at all the stores."
Goes to show you dream big and anything can happen.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation says this was one of the oddest requests they've ever received. They're thankful local businesses pulled together to make it happen.
Here's an interesting note, Bill knew exactly what he wanted, down to the atomic clock. He even drew up plans just in case he got his wish.