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Twelve-year-old Keagan Davis of Kingston recently had a dream come true, thanks to the East Tennessee children’s charity The Dream Connection.
Keagan has a rare congenital heart disease. In July, he underwent open heart surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.
Keagan was referred to The Dream Connection, a nonprofit organization which grants dreams to children faced with daunting health problems.
His dream was a video game room. While Keagan was recovering at Vanderbilt, Dream Connection volunteers went to work on putting together the pieces needed for the game room.
Keagan’s surgery was a success and he even got to return home a full week ahead of schedule — great for Keagan, but not so great for those hoping to surprise him with a game room.
However, Keagan’s parents took him to visit his grandmother, at which time, the room crash took place.
Dream Connection volunteers and friends worked diligently, setting up the room in four hours.
Keagan returned home to find his dream video game room, complete with home theater sofa, a video game chair equipped with butt kickers and speakers, a new 55-inch television mounted over the fireplace with Surround Sound, a Nintendo Wii U gaming system with a stack of new games, a new laptop, and lots of wall decorations – including an autographed poster from the game developers at Valve Software.
Prior to Keagan leaving for surgery at Vanderbilt, the Dream Connection handed Keagan a new iPad to help entertain him during recovery.
His parents said the iPad was greatly appreciated, because it allowed Keagan to communicate while he was intubated.