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3-year-old girl battling cancer gets wish for playground granted

Make-A-Wish helps Sloane Caston's dreams come true
Posted at 8:36 PM, Dec 03, 2020

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A Delray Beach girl battling cancer just wanted a playground in her backyard. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida heard about her wish and how she wanted her very own playground.

Richard Kelly and his team granted that wish.

"We know we're making a life-changing wish come true," said Kelly.

The brand new playground is now in the backyard of 3-year-old Sloane Caston's house. It's perfect for Sloane and her twin sister, Mackenzie.

Sloane Caston's new playground
This is Sloane Caston's new playground, complements of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.

For Sloane's mother, Keri, and father, Seth, seeing their daughter thrilled is amazing.

Sloane had a long journey battling cancer that started nearly three years ago. Doctors found a 6-centimeter malignant tumor called ATRT, a rare cancerous tumor in the brain.

"And then she developed something called MDS, which is pre-leukemia," said Sloane's dad.

"Now she is fighting two types of cancer," added her mom.

Sloane is now waiting for a bone marrow transplant but still doing incredible.

"You wouldn't know anything is wrong," said Seth.

The family watched Thursday as Sloane and her sister enjoyed their first evening in their new happy place.

Sloane Caston and twin sister play on new playfround
Sloane Caston, 3, and her twin sister, Mackenzie, have fun on their new playground.

"They're loving this," Seth said.

Smiles for Sloane and Mackenzie brings smiles for Seth and Keri.

Sloane Caston and twin sister
Sloane and her sister are all smiles now that their new playground is here.

"As parents, that's the most important thing," said Seth. "We want to see them happy and a smile on Sloane's face."

Seth and Keri Caston, Sloane's parents
Sloane's parents, Seth and Keri Caston, are loving the love that their daughters have for their new playground.

Sloane needs a bone marrow transplant and a miracle match. Anyone who would like to register to be a donor, click here.