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Make-A-Wish Georgia grants brothers' wishes for new clubhouse

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The double-decker clubhouse has two rooms, one for each brother (Photo: Ian Dembling)

A 15-year-old former cancer patient and his 10-year-old brother, who has an immune deficiency, had their wish for a new clubhouse in their front yard come true on Friday.

Make-A-Wish Georgia says both Hunter, 15, and Gage, 10, Stenfield qualified for a Make-A-Wish opportunity, but the boys decided on the clubhouse together, since a vacation would be over after a short time, and they wanted something they could always use for years.

"They both spent time in the hospital together and they put their wishes together for a shared clubhouse which is really awesome, and it's really special. I don' think we've ever had that," said Hilary Sherman, the boys' wish coordinator

The brothers both have spent many days in the hospital fighting for their lives.

Hunter was diagnosed in 2015 with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He has had several close calls, according to his mother, Mandy.

"We were going into the second surgery and I looked at Hunter, and I said 'baby I need you to fight and I need you to hold on because I can't let go. I need you to stay with me'. He looked at me and he said 'Mama, me and God got this. I'm okay.'"

Hunter will be two years cancer free in September.

Gage will have his immune deficiency for the rest of his life, but it's been several months since his last hospital visit.

Make-A-Wish Georgia wants you to get involved with helping local children get their wishes granted. Those interested in volunteering or donating can click here.