LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two Kosair Kids are now homeowners – playhouse owners to be exact!
Caden Mills, 6, and Samuel Joseph Harris, 3, got to see their new digs Monday night as The Building Industry Charitable Foundation, YouthBuild & Kosair Charities unveiled the houses.
Caden , who was born with Spina Bifida, a clubfoot and hydrocephalus, was surprised with a lake house themed home, complete with a ship wheel he got to try out. His father, Tony Mills, explained how grateful they were, "This playhouse means everything to Caden, because he's always wanted to have a jungle gym, but with his spinal bifida, he couldn't crawl up to the jungle gym to get to the ladders, to get to the second level, so we have to keep putting off the jungle gym. So I thought what can I do for this little boy?"
"When we first heard of this a few months back that this was going to be made possible, that he was going to be a receipt of one of these lavish playhouses it was like hitting a lottery. It's priceless," Mills said.
Samuel, who was diagnosed with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. His mother, Nancy Harris, said the home meant Samuel, "Could have a place to go where he's safe, and quiet and designed just for him where he can play and learn skills and get to be a little boy."
The playhouses will be on display at the Homearama sites at Rock Springs and Locust Creek from July 13 to the 28 before making their way to Caden and Samuel's homes.