Cajun style playhouse

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Project by chucklandry posted 02-08-2009 02:03 PM 2554 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This playhouse was an idea of mine in August of last year. My brother-in-law has a child with an extremely rare disorder called Phelan-McDermid Syndrome or 22q 13 deletion ( ). As far as we know she is the only child in Louisiana diagnosed with this disorder. Since he and his wife both work they don’t get much help from the government so Nicole and I decided to build this playhouse to raffle off and give them the money raised. Well one thing led to another and poof – a full fledged one day event was held in Henderson, LA which resulted in us raising over $50k. The playhouse, being first prize in the drawing resulted in over $15k alone!

-- Chuck, Breaux Bridge, LA

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#1 posted 02-08-2009 02:44 PM

That is a really sharp looking playhouse and the story along with it makes it that much more important.

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#2 posted 02-08-2009 03:48 PM

How neat! What a great story and a very neat playhouse. Sounds like there are some very loved children Louisiana.

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#3 posted 02-08-2009 03:55 PM

That is some awesome playhouse and you are a good man for making it.
I’m happy to hear that it brought so much for the cause.
Thanks for sharing it.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 02-08-2009 04:46 PM

Great job in all respects, Chuck!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 02-08-2009 05:14 PM

Chuck, a job well done and fantastic results. Your a great guy. Your family should be proud of you for what you accomplished with this project.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 02-08-2009 06:50 PM

Great job! Great cause!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 02-09-2009 04:57 AM

So cool, wonderfully designed playhouse, with a great story to go with it. Thanks!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 02-09-2009 10:43 AM

My prayers are with you and your family.

-- Jim

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#9 posted 01-02-2010 02:47 AM

That was so nice of you build that playhouse to help out you brother in law. What a great way to raise the money for them!!!!!!!!!

God will reward you for you generosity and talent!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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