5-Y-O Benjamin Murray shares his pool with friends Ashly and Cori Atkinson, Alicia Murray, and Nina and Tim Schwarz.
5-Y-O Benjamin Murray shares his pool with friends Ashly and Cori Atkinson, Alicia Murray, and Nina and Tim Schwarz.

A wish comes true

TIMES are happier for five-year-old Benjamin Murray and his family.

The brave youngster, who is in remission following a battle with a brain tumour, made a wish for his own pool in the backyard of his family's Elanora home.

And a pool party last week with Benjamin's friends and family celebrated the Make-A-Wish Foundation granting Benjamin his ultimate wish.

Bejamin's father Cameron said the news that Benjamin had cancer at the tender age of 14 months was the "worst thing a parent could hear".

"He has had a really good run with all of the treatment and now he is well and it has got to stay that way," Cameron said.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants children under 18 years with a life-threatening illness their most cherished wish.

It has more than 850 volunteers and 46 volunteer branches, and is a non-profit charity that does not receive government funding.

Cameron said his wish would be for there to be no business for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

"It would be nice for them to go out of business because of a lack of business ? there are always kids that fulfil their business because they are sick but it would be nice if they didn't have to do this job."



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