Bixby St. Jude patient receives custom playhouse, nerf hideout just in time for summer

BIXBY, Okla. — An 11-year-old boy from Bixby who just wrapped up cancer treatment at St. Jude has a brand new, custom playhouse for summer.

Levi Kline was diagnosed with B-cell leukemia when he was 8 in 2019. He received treatment at St. Jude in Memphis and at the affiliate in Tulsa.

Right around the time Kline wrapped up treatment, he found out about a big surprise. Tulsan Jay Cobb builds backyard playhouses for St. Jude patients. He spent time at there when he was 9. This was Cobb’s third build.

With a crew in tow, they finish each one in just 24 hours. He came up with game plan with Kline and his parents to build a playhouse with an old-western theme and an interior to store all of his nerf guns. Cobb said this was his biggest build so far.

They started working Saturday around noon and stayed up through the night before finishing around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Lanterns and horse shoes decorate the front, peg boards line the walls inside to hang nerf guns and the playhouse even has windows and a door that opens and closes. Levi was thrilled.

When FOX23 asked Cobb about Levi’s reaction, he teared up. Kline’s parents are relieved to see their son enjoying being a kid. This new hangout also makes that a whole lot easier. Kline said, “I just gotta say thank you all, I really like it and it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”

Dave and Jenny Marrs from HGTV’s ‘Fixer to Fabulous’ also stopped by Kline’s new playhouse. Cobb reached out to the renovation couple. They built a custom sign for him and brought a bunch of new nerf guns.

Get your tickets for the 2022 St. Jude Dream Home here.