A Place of Peace for Carolyn
Shell Deer Park, Make-A-Wish unveil wheelchair-accessible treehouse for Carolyn, a young woman from Deer Park, TX, who battles Rett’s Syndrome, a rare neurological genetic disorder that causes a severe muscle movement disability. The treehouse is a quiet refuge for Carolyn who sees medical issues spike from her anxiety created especially when there are loud noises or lots of activity.
Shell Deer Park safety campaign, partnership with Make-A-Wish
Thanks to a dedicated and successful Shell Deer Park safety campaign and a partnership with Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana, a girl with a rare neurological condition is enjoying a new sanctuary in the form of a wheelchair-accessible treehouse.
One of the symptoms wish kid Carolyn confronts in her battle with Rett’s Syndrome is anxiety due to loud noises or excessive activity. The treehouse provides her a place of peace and tranquility, where her dreams and imagination run wild.
“This is a truly remarkable event that brings together our commitment to improve safety with a desire to help those in need and support the community,” Shell Deer Park General Manager Nathan Levin said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The initiative to help Carolyn was announced in October 2021. Shell Deer Park is extending its partnership with Make-A-Wish to grant another wish in 2022 through its safety observations.
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