BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – A nine-year-old Medora girl can think of herself as an owner of sorts.
Thanks to Make-A-Wish North Dakota, Laynie Simons’ dream of having a life-size performance hall has come true.
Laynie couldn’t believe what she saw as she walked back to her family ranch on Tuesday morning.
“I saw it when we pulled up right there,” said Laynie Simons, Medora.
Her big and beautiful white gambling house that she only dreamed of owning was waiting for her.
We showed you Make-A-Wish North Dakota building the house last Friday while Laynie was away. The young girl is living with a genetic condition called Hurler syndrome.
Laynie said it was the best surprise.
“I didn’t know it was going to be that,” Laynie said.
The playhouse has electricity, heat and air, and of course, a slide. Laynie and her sisters have already moved in with them.
“We’re going to play here, sleep here, turn on my lights and maybe have a little Christmas tree,” Laynie said.
One wish-granting says it was worth it to see Laynie’s face light up at the sight of her new gambling den.
“To be able to show up here and watch them play, watch their smiles, all, Laynie and all of her siblings are having so much fun, it’s amazing,” said Kelly Braun, Make-A-Wish volunteer. .
She has a house rule. No boys allowed.
“No boys, only girls,” Laynie said.
Bakken BBQ is a Laynie Wish Sponsor and the Make-A-Wish team would like to thank the community for their support.
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