PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – Make-A-Wish Southern Florida made a dream come true for a Pinellas Park teen.
- Make-A-Wish built interactive playground in child's backyard
- Brock Napolitano has special needs
- The playground is designed to help Brock with therapy
Brock Napolitano, 13, has special needs, so the organization built an interactive playground in his backyard to help address those special needs.
"He has a lot of therapy that he goes through," Make-A-Wish South Florida COO Richard Kelly said. "And this is here to help him with that therapy and help him have fun. And those two things can still be combined. It doesn't have to be all therapeutic and it doesn't all have to be fun."
The playground is designed to give Brock access to every inch of it. His mother couldn't be happier.
"Like the walking up the ramp" Chrystal Napolitano said. "That'll help him with his therapy. And inside is sensory a lot, so it can help him calm down when he has behavioral issues."
One behavioral change everyone like seeing in Brock is how much playing in the special playground makes him smile.
"You can tell when his eyes light up," Kelly said. "When he sees the swings and he sees the ball pit and he's goes down that slide, he's a kid again and that's what we're in the business of doing."