28 Apr Closets by Design Plays a Role in Surprise Room Makeover for Child Fighting Cancer
Closets by Design installs thousands of custom made closets in homes every month, but this particular closet had a very special purpose. Imagine a room fit for a princess complete with pink walls, fairy lights, a canopied play corner, and a custom made Closets by Design closet. This dream bedroom is now a reality for two-year-old Ezra of Royal Palm Beach, Florida.
Ezra was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and must undergo chemotherapy treatments. Precious Ezra has already been through more in her short life than many adults will ever experience and she is facing two more years of treatment in her future. When Closets by Design owner Jennifer Johnson heard Ezra’s story, she immediately knew she wanted to help with the surprise makeover. She teamed up with the Florida chapter of Special Spaces, a national non-profit organization that helps create dream bedroom makeovers for children with cancer and donated the closet to the organization.
Jennifer and her team created a closet specifically for Ezra and her sister to share. They added extra drawers and adjustable shelves for the girls’ clothes and toys. Designers included a closet rod at a lower level that makes it easy for Ezra to reach her own clothes.
“As a business owner, I give back to my community in numerous ways,” said Johnson, “but projects like this are especially rewarding. The team members at Closets by Design are delighted when we can bring a little joy to children like Ezra.”
“I’m thrilled Closets by Design could participate in giving Ezra a magical space to come home to after her treatments and long hospital stays,” added Johnson. “We envisioned the room as a place of hope, where she can spend time away from the challenges of her illness — healing, recovering, and just being a kid.”
Special Spaces has a special place in Johnson’s heart. This is the second time her Closets by Design franchise has participated in a project with the non-profit to bring joy to a local child. If you would like to learn more about Special Spaces and the wonderful work they do, please visit their website at www.specialspaces.org