GALLATIN, Tenn. -
A 5-year-old girl battling cancer was surprised with a play set in her backyard Saturday.
Addyson “Addy” Clark is currently being treated at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for multi-nodular pilomyxoid astrocytoma, which is a cancerous brain tumor.
On Saturday, volunteers with the Roc Solid Foundation arrived at her Gallatin home on New Douglas Loop.
While Addy and her family enjoyed a limo ride to breakfast and an activity of her choice, they set up the play set. It was revealed to her when the family arrived home at 12:30 p.m.
Pediatric cancer survivor and founder of the Roc Solid Foundation Eric Newman said this is the organization's way of making life a little easier for sick children.
“The treatments these kids undergo are intense, leaving them with little time and energy to enjoy playing like most kids do on a daily basis. It’s our goal to give hope to these children by allowing them to be carefree for the day, and the smiles we see make it all worthwhile," Newman said.
Building custom plays sets are part of the organization's Play It Forward initiative, which has completed nearly 100 projects.