PHOTOS: Make-A-Wish makes 3-year-old boy a construction worker for a day

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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There are lots of little boys who love construction equipment and pretend to be construction workers, but one little boy who is battling cancer was actually able to be one for a day.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation partnered with the Greater Manchester (New Hampshire) Habitat for Humanity to make this possible for 3-year-old William Harding.

First reported by WMUR-9, Harding has a long road ahead, facing nine more months of chemotherapy. But for one day earlier this month he got to forget that battle and focus on one thing: building a house.

His mom Michelle Harding, told WMUR that he is “obsessed with everything to do with construction and tools and trucks.” So, Make-A-Wish held an event for Harding and his friends at a home in Manchester that Habitat for Humanity is remodeling—complete with an appearance from Bob the Builder.

On June 16 William also had the opportunity to complete his wish experience by operating big rigs and cranes by remote control at an engineering training center.

Check out the photos above to see William as a construction worker. All photos courtesy of Make-A-Wish of New Hampshire.

Editor’s Note: Tina Grady Barbaccia is the editor of sister site Better Roads.