When teenage cancer patient Faith Brown came home from an extensive hospital stay, she knew she’d have to spend a lot of time in her bedroom. What she didn’t realize was that the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill, Florida, had organized a total room renovation that would provide much more than sweet dreams.
“My room is awesome! I was so surprised.” declares Faith. “I hardly ever come out of there! I always wanted a window seat, and now I have one—plus a lot of other great things.”
To give the club’s project committee a starting point, Faith picked out a few color and design choices on Pinterest. To complete the renovation, the club secured donations from area businesses for everything from cabinetry to carpeting. A fundraising dinner hosted by the Kiwanis club brought in extra money to complete the effort, appropriately dubbed Project Pleasant Dreams for Faith. And to help decorate her new digs, the club threw in autographed baseballs from two of Faith’s favorite Major League Baseball Tampa Bay Rays players: pitcher David Price and third-baseman Evan Longoria.
“When Faith saw her room, her eyes got real big,” says project Co-chairwoman Roseann Jones. “The reveal was fantastic. There must have been 30 people there. This project is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever been a part of.” — Julie Carson