A special room for a special girl!
Over 20 volunteers participated for over 10 hours last Saturday to create one magnificent bedroom for Evie Brown, a 3-year-old cancer survivor from Aurora who just finished her chemotherapy sessions this week.
Similar to the Make-A-Wish foundation, Special Spaces creates dream bedrooms for sick children so they can have a special place to share with their family.
Here's what the director of the project said:
"It was what I had envisioned in my mind, but I didn't know if we could pull it off. I had probably 20 people in and out of the house working all day and it went really, really well."
The room is fit for a princess with a delightful tea set and a beautiful mural on the wall.
It was just what the little girl needed says her mother, Kristin Brown. Her daughter has battled T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia all her life.
"It's been a struggle, it affects the whole family. When you get a cancer diagnosis, especially a child — it affects the whole family. Cancer can sometimes be very isolating and very lonely. But (then) you see the outpouring of generosity and love and support."
Fortunately the little girl's future is looking bright as her cancer has gone into remission, and her long term survival prospects are quite good!
She'll be able to spend her life in a dream room for a long, long time.
Tags: cancer, girl, special spaces