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Wish to Be a Construction Foreman Granted

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   August 21, 2014
Wish to Be a Construction Foreman Granted

Three-year-old Renzo from Seaside California suffers from Wilm’s tumor. But despite his illness and his young age, he can explain and describe in detail almost every tool in his dad’s toolbox. Today instead of operating toy trucks in his backyard, Renzo was helping to operate real construction equipment at the site of the Trinity Place Phase 3 project, a 19-story residential tower with six levels of below-grade parking currently under construction located at 33 8th St. in San Francisco.

To grant Renzo’s wish to be a “Construction Foreman” for the day, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area teamed with Swinerton and Trinity Properties. As foreman for the day, Renzo operated a manlift, hauled dirt, operated a crane, and more. The day started with a safety orientation and closed with Renzo leaving his mark on the project by making handprints in concrete, freshly leveled by him!

“There is nothing more delightful than being able to witness a young child experience their fondest wish. Renzo has loved construction since he was an infant. His wish is the one thing his parents say helped him keep his mind off of treatment,” says Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Executive Director, Patricia Wilson.

Definitely Swinerton’s youngest construction foreman, he was a true hard worker and a delight to have on the jobsite. Excellent job Renzo, your hard work today made Swinerton and Trinity very proud!

Click here to virtually attend the event with our Flickr Album!

Visit the links below for press coverage!

http://abc7news.com/health/toddler-with-cancer-gets-to-be-foreman-for-a-day/271802/

http://sfist.com/2014/08/19/make-a-wish_kid_mans_downtown_const.php

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/little-cancer-victim-lives-his-construction-dreams/ng55D/

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Boy-gets-his-wish-helps-on-construction-project-5699171.php