(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – It was special moment Tuesday night when a little girl who is battling cancer had a playground bearing her name dedicated.

The SS Hallie at the Lake Cable Clubhouse is named after Hallie Deiters.

The 4-year-old from Perry Township was diagnosed with leukemia on June 18th, 2018.

And now a year later that date will have a more uplifting meaning for Hallie’s mom, Anna Ward.

“We’ll always know it as the day that Hallie was diagnosed, but we’ll also know it now as the day her park came to life.”

The non-profit group Wishes Can Happen offered to send her to Disney World, or on vacation anywhere she wanted, but she chose a playground because it was something she and others could enjoy.

The playground ship is in honor of Hallie and in memory of Jordyn Myers, an 8th grader from Jackson Township who was diagnosed with leukemia after Hallie was, and passed away three weeks later.

The group Wishes Can Happen was going to grant Jordyn a wish, and after she passed away it was decided that wish would go to Hallie.

Jordyn’s family lives on Lake Cable so it was the perfect location for the playground.

Hallie’s mom says Hallie absolutely loves parks and playgrounds and that’s why she chose as her wish to have a park built that everyone could enjoy.

Anna says she just wants kids to come to the park and have fun.

“And they may have no idea what it means when they come here, but I hope they just have fun, because that’s what Hallie wanted was to share her park with other kids.”

PLAYING ON THE SS HALLIE – Hallie Deiters, who’s battling leukemia, and a bunch of friends play on the new playground at The Lake Cable Clubhouse that’s named after her and is in memory of Jordyn Myers, who passed away from the cancer.

Posted by News-Talk 1480 WHBC on Tuesday, June 18, 2019