A 5-year-old boy named Weston has had a pretty rough time over the past few months, considering he's been in and out of the hospital while undergoing treatment for lymphoma.
And in order to help ease the pain a little and allow him to think about something other than the cancer, his dad built him a swing set and put a small trampoline in their yard -- you know, for Weston to play on like a normal kid.
Seems innocent enough, right? Well, apparently the swing set violates the homeowners' association rules for the condominium complex where the family lives. And now the HOA wants to remove the swing set -- which will break this poor little boy's heart and give him one less thing to help lift his spirits.
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OMG. This has to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. And you'd think since the boy's grandfather owns the complex, the HOA wouldn't have even bothered trying to remove a swing used by his sick grandkid!
Actually, regardless of who owns the place, what kind of heartless people have the nerve to suggest taking away a swing and trampoline from a kid who's been fighting for his life? Ugh. This sounds like another case of people exercising their position of power simply because they can. (And that just isn't right. People can be such asshats sometimes.)
Hopefully the board will reconsider, especially given how accommodating Weston's grandfather is being by saying he's willing to build a community playground for the place if that's what it takes.
This poor kid has fought enough of a battle in his short few years of life already to be faced with losing the one thing he has to look forward to when he's not lying in a hospital bed.
Do you agree with the HOA sticking to the rules, or should they let Weston keep his swing and trampoline?
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