Autumn was at day care and didn’t know it, but her wish had started when her play set installation began at 9:00 a.m. The seven-year-old from Rock Valley, Iowa has a genetic disorder that qualified her for a wish.
Blue Bunny employees arrived on a bus from their headquarters in Le Mars, Iowa at 3:30 p.m. and started preparing for the back yard celebration, blowing up balloons and making signs. They also helped set up tables, chairs and a tent for the celebration!
At 5:15, everyone was ready for the big reveal. Autumn came outside and was greeted by 160 cheering guests, all there to help celebrate Autumn’s wish day. Friends, family and Blue Bunny employees lined the path from the house to her wish come true: a new play set. The crowd cheered as Autumn immediately climbed the gang plank and went down the slide.
A backyard barbecue followed, complete with Blue Bunny ice cream, which everyone enjoyed. Autumn and her friends explored her play set and also enjoyed a bouncy slide, a bouncy house, tattoos and a water balloon fight! At least half of the Blue Bunny employees went home wet!
“The day was perfect! I am amazed by the Blue Bunny employees and their willingness to help,” shared Autumn’s mom, Nickkie. “Autumn’s wish couldn’t have been better!”