Brookfield girl with bone cancer gets her own treehouse

A Brookfield girl diagnosed with cancer had a wish come true on Monday, April 12 when she got her very own treehouse.

Lucy Spada,10, was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2019. Her wish during this time of being cooped up at home was to have a treehouse. 

GRG Playscapes partnered with Make-A-Wish Wisconsin to build the masterpiece in just one week, keeping it entirely secret from Spada and her family. 

"The mission of self-discovery in children, and to see it play out with Lucy in a time of her life that is really challenging is really inspiring for us, and I know my team will be inspired for a long time because of this project," said John LaPointe, founder/co-owner.

As cancer gradually becomes a part of the past for the family, the treehouse now represents how far they’ve really come. 

"To have something really permanent, and a sign of hope and joy and truly captures the essence of being a kid, we can't say more," said Spada's parents, Maggie and Piero. "We’re just very humbled and very grateful."

Spada's backyard has become the talk of the town.

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"I can tell everybody loves it," said Spada. "I do, too. "Thank you. You are all awesome. I don’t even know how to say it. Just thank you."