Wish Comes True for Make-a-Wish-Foundation Child
Five-year-old Violet has undergone emergency surgery to remove a life-threatening brain tumor at the base of her cerebellum. Through hard work and determination, Violet learned to walk again and began kindergarten this year. She continues to receive physical therapy to improve her motor skills and MRI's every three months to monitor her condition.
Through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Barry Williams--aka "the real Greg Brady"--learned of Violet's wish. She wanted to meet Greg Brady -- "the real Greg, the one with the curly hair."
Barry/Greg not only granted Violet's wish but coordinated efforts of several Branson area businesses to give Violet and her family a real Ozark Mountain Christmas experience.
Violet and her family were invited to the Lunch With the Brady Bunch show in Branson. A special meet and greet with the cast was arranged for the family after the show.
Branson Limousine & Executive Charter offered to take the family for a Branson Christmas Light Tour in stretch limousine style. Big Cedar Lodge, Silver Dollar City, Shepherd of the Hills, The Haygoods, Voices or Glory, and Branson Area Festival of Lights/North Pole Productions also contributed to the event for the family.
"I am touched to be granting Violet's wish and also to belong to a community that truly cares and rallies to help others," said Barry Williams.
"We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Barry Williams and the entire Branson community. We are very grateful for this experience that our family will treasure for the rest of our lives," said Violet's mother Allison.
In addition to his role as Greg Brady on television's The Brady Bunch, Barry Williams has performed on Broadway and starred in numerous productions around the country. He has assembled a talented new cast of "Brady Kids" for his multi-media production specially created for Branson audiences, "Lunch With the Brady Bunch", The show headlined at the Yakov Theatre in Branson, MO during the 2012 season. Williams has announced that the show will move to the RFD-TV Theatre for the 2013 season.
Pictured: Lunch with the Brady Bunch cast along with Violet and her family.