Dream comes true for Make-A-Wish recipient from Merced
Merced resident Brennan Reny, age 13, and his family were presented with a 2021 Prime Time Avenger 16BH travel trailer on Aug. 17 from Fresno-based RV Country through the ADOPT-A-WISH program of Make-A-Wish of Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada.
The new travel trailer will allow Brennan and his family, including five siblings, to enjoy camping and his favorite outdoor activities. Their pop-up trailer was damaged in 2020 and these experiences for Brennan have been limited since.
Spearheaded by RV Country employees in Fresno and Sparks, fundraising for the new travel trailer included donations from vendors and manufacturers and a variety of grassroots efforts, including an ice cream social, sales of candy bars, custom RV Country mugs, drawings for parts and gift certificates, employee payroll deductions and a GoFundMe campaign. The employee effort raised $12,240 and was matched by the company, according to RV Country President Curt Curtis.
“It was a very special day for Brennan, his family and the RV Country team members,” said Curtis. “Our employees wholeheartedly embraced the opportunity to fulfill this wish for Brennan with energy and creativity.”
Brennan was born prematurely at 27 weeks as a triplet – one brother passed away and his other brother survived. Brennan has been diagnosed with a heart condition, cerebral palsy and autism. Though he is non-verbal and has endured multiple surgeries and medical procedures, Brennan is resilient and happy, and especially loves the outdoors and camping at local lakes with his family.