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Pocahontas boy gets new playhouse after 5K

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The 8th Annual Chi Omega Run for a Wish 5K was held at Arkansas State University Saturday and one tiny superhero had one major surprise in store for him.

Over 900 people, including Disney characters, Howl and Scarlet, participated in this year's run for 6-year-old Braxton, of Pocahontas who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Thanks to the money raised by Chi Omega for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Braxton's wish of having his very own custom made playhouse is coming true.

“To have such a humbled wish, for just a place to go in and hang out and park his dune buggy, it is so cool to be a part of that and to make his wish come true,” said Chi Omega Community Service Co-chair Ryann Collins.

“Knowing that he is loved and that no matter what he has to face, that people are supporting him and want to be with him and that we truly care about him, said Chi Omega Co-philanthropy Chair Morgan Todd. “So it has truly inspired me and gives me hope to keep going.”

His parents explained how grateful they are that their little boy's wish is coming true.

“They are amazing,” said Kerry Crawford, Braxton’s mom. “I'd like to thank everyone in our Pocahontas community and all over North East Arkansas for what they've raised for Make a Wish."

"Truly amazing,” his dad, Chuck Hogland added.

“Braxton, you're our hero. We love you. You're very special,” the two said as a message to their son. 

This year Chi Omega raised $38,000 for the Make-A-Wish Mid-South Chapter to grant more wishes like Braxton's.

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