“Kaleb lives and breathes Lego,” explains wish mom Jecca. “He gets the Lego magazine, he plays Lego video games. All he talks about is Lego. You could say Lego is his obsession.”
So it wasn’t a large stretch for 11-year-old Kaleb to choose visiting the Lego Factory in Denmark as his heartfelt wish.
Kaleb was diagnosed with Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by slowly progressive muscle weakness of the legs and pelvis, when he was just four-years-old.
The first year of diagnoses was a whirlwind of hospital visits. Besides the neurologist, Kaleb also saw a kidney specialist, a heart specialist as well as a physical therapist and an occupational therapist.
“There was lots of blood work,” remembers Jecca. ”Our family doctor was not familiar with the condition. We made a lot of phone calls to the specialists the first year, for small issues.”
Determining what to wish for is only the beginning of the joy of a wish. The anticipation can also be great fun.
“It doesn’t quite seem real yet,” notes Jecca, “the kids had fun getting passport photos taken. “
An excited Kaleb adds, “I get to fly in a plane over the ocean. I get to see the Lego creators too. I really want to see the old Lego archives!”