Young boy's fight to fulfil life-changing wish after tragic window fall

When Quinn Larson was five years old he fell from a two-storey window, leaving him with life changing injuries that would make growing up a challenge.

"He had a traumatic brain injury and then six months after that he ended up with meningitis. He lost pretty much all of his functions," Quinn’s mother, Amy Larson told news website Kare 11.

Now 10-years-old, Quinn has gained some of those skills back and has been able to learn to walk again but he still struggles doing things he loves like joining other kids in the playground.

Quinn Larson was five years old (left) when he fell from a window leaving him with lifelong injuries. Now the 10-year-old (right) just wants to play and his mum is helping him. Source: KARE 11

Even something as simple as going down a slide can short out Quinn’s cochlear implants to help him hear.

So Quinn and his mother decided to start a Go-Fund-Me page to raise enough money to create an inclusive playground in their local community in Minnesota, so everyone could enjoy a playground.

Make-A-Wish heard about the fundraiser and donated US$5000 ($7,300 AUD) to Quinn, who used it to kickstart the funding for an inclusive playground and now the local golf course is taking a swing at raising more needed with a golf scramble.

Make-A-Wish gave Quinn $5000 to kick-start the fundraising for an inclusive park, everyone could use. Source: KARE11

At the time of publication the fundraiser had reached more than US$51,000 of its $400,000 target needed to start building the inclusive playground.

It will cost over US$650,000 in total to include an inclusive play system and accessible surfacing.

The ZipKrooz will be one of the first pieces of equipment in the inclusive playground and designed to help those in wheelchairs go zip lining. Source: GoFundMe

Some of the equipment includes a ZipKrooz, which is a wheelchair accessible zip-line and a We-Saw, a more gentles version of a see-saw.

"It'll be a great place for him to play, for his sisters to play... it's going to have something for everybody," Ms Larson said.

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