It's so much more satisfying to be mad at a homeowners association than at cancer.
Set your justified outrage meters to 10! (screengrab via KCTV5)
You're going to love the feeling of 100% reasonable anger coursing through your body after you hear this awful story.
A little Missouri girl named Ella Schultz, age 6, is battling a life-threatening form of cancer. She was offered the opportunity to make a wish, and requested a playhouse in her backyard. Not to meet a movie star or ride every roller coaster in America, or take a trip to Disney World. This sweet little girl just wants a playhouse.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up with J.E. Dunn Construction to make her wish come true. J.E. Dunn even made sure the shingles on Ella's playhouse would "match those used on homes in the neighborhood."
But when her parents showed the plans to their homeowners association in the Stone Gate neighborhood of Raymore, the HOA actually said no.
Ooh. Yes. That's what I'm talking about. The way your stomach clenches with excitement, your ears and face redden, your eyes narrow into a glare. You are so right! They are so wrong! They are bad, bad, bad.
They said no. To a six-year-old girl with cancer. Because it's against the rules. These big, bad adults made a sick child cry for No Reason At All.
Yell it with me now, people: F*CK YOUR RULES, homeowners association! How dare you abuse your power like this? How dare you deprive a little girl who has suffered so much this little bit of joy? Who gives a flying f*ck what someone's backyard looks like when they're standing on the brink of tragedy? You have lost all perspective, you moronic assholes.
UPDATE: Whoops. Dial it back, folks. Dial it back.
I knew this was too good to be true. After facing a ton of criticism from neighbors and online, the homeowners association now says they've had time to reconsider and they're going to meet with Make-A-Wish and the construction company as soon as possible.
Yeah, you'd better, bitches. We'll happily give up the joyful project of being mad at you if it means Ella gets her playhouse.
If you'd like to support Ella and her family, donate to their Kickstarter here.