Dream Rooms – Special Rooms for Spencer & Samantha: Nov 4-6, 2011
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Dream Rooms, the newest branch of Walls of Hope, completed their inaugural project with 2 new bedrooms for two very special children.
Lead by Walls of Hope’s Carla Leyer and Wendi Speck; a small group of volunteers and Walls of Hope team leaders began the bedroom makeovers on Nov 4, 2011 and revealed the finished product on Nov 6.
Walls of Hope partnered with The ILC Foundation and Rob Ruso (Ruso Development Inc., Oakville) who lead the charge in renovating the family home; which involved adding a small addition to the existing main floor family room. This allowed enough space for the family room to be transformed into a bedroom and adjoining custom bathroom to allow for Spencer’s special needs. For fire safety, an exterior door in the bedroom with a permanent ramp for ease of taking Spencer onto the backyard deck was added.
Walls of Hope’s Dream Rooms team came in upon completion of the renovation to execute the amazing room plans that were designed specifically to the individual needs, characteristics and wishes of each child.
While Spencer’s room reflected his love of cars and the need for wheelchair access in/out/throughout his room; his sister, Samantha, was surprised with a new dream room fit for a princess when she was moved into Spencer’s original bedroom on the second floor.
Dream Rooms wishes to thank everyone who played such an important role in making this “dream” of helping children with life challenging illnesses become a reality.
To Spencer, Samantha and their mom and dad; you all are very amazing people who have inspired all of us who had the privilege to work on this project.
You have transformed our lives and given us hope!!