Make-A-Wish Partners with New South Construction to Grant Wish

Powder Springs family to see final product this week

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, a 13-year-old girl, Kayla from Powder Springs, suffering from a brain tumor will be gifted a barn-themed tree house from Make-A-Wish Georgia. In partnership with New South Construction Company, Make-A-Wish constructed a tree house that is 192 square feet and took in excess of 1,000 man-hours to build. It has a front porch, landscaping and an escape slide.

When she was approached by Make-A-Wish, Kayla’s one wish was to have a barn-themed tree house to incorporate her love of owls and horses. She also insisted on a ‘fairy garden’ so her 8-year-old sister could have a place to play. Kayla’s friends and family have worked closely with Make-A-Wish Georgia and New South Construction to surprise Kayla with her dream tree house.

“Our team has thoroughly enjoyed constructing this tree house for Kayla and her family, and we cannot wait to see her reaction at the reveal,” said Dan Smith, CFO of New South Construction. “Make-A-Wish has granted so many amazing wishes over the years, and we’re honored to partner with them to grant Kayla’s wish.”

Make-A-Wish’s main goal is to grant the heartfelt desires of children between the ages of two and a half and 18 suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. The foundation aims to grant any wish the child has, whether they wish to be (e.g., a firefighter), to have (e.g., a tree house), to meet (e.g., a celebrity), or to go (e.g., to Disney World).

Since 1995, the Georgia chapter has granted nearly 7,000 local wishes. Currently, there are 626 eligible children with wishes in the state of Georgia, including 334 in Metro Atlanta. The goal for this fiscal year is to grant 368 wishes. The average cost of a wish is $9,000. Make-A-Wish Georgia does not receive government funding, but rather, relies on the generous support of individuals, local foundations and corporations.

About Make-A-Wish®

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 61 chapters in the United States and its territories.  With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 220,000 wishes in the United States since inception.  For more information about the Make-A-Wish® Georgia, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

About New South Construction Company

Founded by Doug Davidson in 1990, New South Construction offers strong preconstruction and construction experience across Georgia. The firm has offices in Atlanta and Savannah and works in several Markets, including Aviation, Sports, K-12 and Higher Education, Municipal, Religious and more. The firm is consistently ranked as a top commercial contractor, interior commercial contractor, one of Atlanta’s 50 fastest growing private companies, Best Places to Work, among other awards.


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