Dria's Dream Becomes Reality
One letter to the Wishing Star Foundation. An incredible community. Three partners, including the KXLY Extreme Team and the Wishing Star Foundation, who came together. And thousands who raised their voices to gain attention and hope for the cause.
The attention worked. The Spokane Wishing Star Foundation posted Dria's story on Facebook, garnering thousands of comments, shares and likes on social media, eventually enough so that landscape architect Josh Tripp of LA-Place agreed to take on the project.
And how could he not? Dria is a sweet girl of four with the same wants as any girl her age: to play outside. Yet her immune-system comprising SCIDS syndrome requires Dria to live in a sanitary environment at all times. Going outside, let alone playing on outdoor equipment, is impossible.
Change for Dria
This is all about to change. Through the kindness and attention of the Spokane community, the wheels started turning. Landscape architect Josh Tripp visited Dria's home and sketched a plan to build a playground in the backyard. He then reached out to manufacturers, securing suppliers, materials and labor; even a glow-in-the-dark aggregate was secured. All materials sourced were plastic and metal for easy cleaning.
Finally, the Wishing Star Foundation contacted the KXLY Extreme Team, a non-profit working on behalf of the Greater Spokane Region. KXLY's Extreme Team worked with BECU for funding.
At last, everything is coming together for Dria. Soon, the day will arrive where she can look to her mom and ask if it is okay to go outside and play.
Yes, Dria. Play all you want.
View the Progress
See photos of Dria's playground go from her imagination to reality by visiting the KXLY Extreme Team's site.
Want to help more inspiring stories like Dria? We encourage you to visit the Spokane Wishing Star Foundation site.
$50 for You. $50 for the Wishing Star Foundation.
In honor of Dria and her moving story, BECU will donate $50 to the Wishing Star Foundation for every new member who joins BECU and opens new checking and saving accounts. What's more, you receive $50 in your savings account, too.
Visit BECU.org/locations to find a location near you.
PROMO CODE: KXLYDRIA
Offer expires: 7/31/2019
See additional details below.
*$50 Checking/Savings Account Incentive. For new BECU members only, age 18 and older. Must establish and maintain membership by opening a Member Share savings account and also a checking account (not all applicants will qualify) by 7/31/19 using promo code KXLYDRIA. Accounts must remain open for 90 days or more. BECU reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time. Other terms, limitations and conditions apply. Check with BECU for current Annual Percentage Yield (APY) of accounts. The $50 deposit to your Member Share savings account will occur within 30 days of establishing the qualifying accounts, and will be reported to the IRS on form 1099INT at year end as interest income.
** Wishing Star Foundation will receive a $50 donation for every new primary member over the age of 18 who establishes a Member Share savings account and checking account using promo code KXLYDRIA by 7/31/2019. A one-time cumulative donation will be made to Wishing Star Foundation at the conclusion of the promotion period. No charitable receipt will be provided.