Leesville cancer patient receives dream tree house

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LEESVILLE, La. (KALB) - Fourteen-year-old Gregory Brown is a fighter with an incredible story. It was a car accident that led doctors to the discovery of cancer in Gregory's body.

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"We actually were shocked,” said Gregory’s mother, Theresa Brown. “Because the doctor came back and said that Gregory had lymphoma.”

He immediately began chemotherapy, and now, people are working to give back to the young man who has shown joy and gratefulness in even the hardest times.

"Gregory is so appreciative,” said Dreams Come True Executive Director Becky Prejean. “I keep telling people you could give him a brown box, and this kid would be so appreciative and make the best of it.”

The Dreams Come True organization works to give kids something they've always wished for. Gregory's one wish was a tree house.

"I interviewed him asking him what he wanted for his dream and he told me a treehouse with electricity,” said Prejean.

The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program rallied troops to build the house in just a few days. Thanks to Walmart, it was stocked with his favorite things, and the snacks were all thanks to a local church.

"If there's a project we can take, we'll take it,” said BOSS President Devon Douglas. “And I told my team this is a priority."

Those who knew about the project kept it a secret, and after a day of an exclusive tour of Fort Polk, Gregory was surprised with his new personal space, a tree house.

"I saw the treehouse and I was like ‘wow,’ and I saw like this huge crowd of people,” said Dreams Come True recipient Gregory Brown. “I’m just looking around recognizing faces and I’m like ‘Wow, everybody is here-my martial arts instructor, people I actually go to church with, even the soldiers I just met today."

Those who know him say no one is more deserving or more appreciative of a dream come true than Gregory.

For more information on how to apply or volunteer for Dreams Come True visit dctofla.com

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