Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SLCC and Make-A-Wish Utah surprise boy at 'project house'

A new home built in Herriman Towne Center was more than a project to help construction trades students from Salt Lake Community College gain valuable experience. It has been fully furnished during a staging to show off the home, which is currently for sale.

But one of the rooms in the home was decorated in honor of a 6-year-old boy who has muscular dystrophy. Make-A-Wish Utah previously sent the boy and his family to Disney World. Dovetailing off of that experience, one of the bedrooms on the main level was outfitted with toys and decorations with a Disney theme.

That room was revealed to the boy, named Max, on Aug. 12. Max was allowed to keep several items in the room as gifts, among them a small guitar that he held on to and played with while looking wide-eyed around a room full of toys. He was also given a few items bearing the SLCC and Bruins logos.