Natalie is a 20 year old young lady who received a wish from Make-A-Wish of The Mid-Atlantic to have her bedroom made over. Natalie has a neurological condition which makes her very dependent on others for all of her daily living needs. In addition to this Natalie is blind and due to low bone density runs the risk of bone breakage. In spite of these issues Natalie takes delight in the loving care of her parents and caregivers. Make-A-Wish of The Mid-Atlantic and Design for Change were excited to create a special room for Natalie and her parents (who share the room so that they can watch over her during the night). Special attention was paid to many sensory items such as silky feeling sheets, furry pillows, multiple scent diffusers to provide different olfactory experiences and two speakers for music and nature sounds. As part of the room is for Natalie’s parents, we enhanced their calm corner with comfortable bedding and lovely floral drapes.
The backdrop for any good room is a well applied fresh coat of paint. CertaPro Painters® of Washington D.C. partnered with Make-A-Wish by donating beautiful spring green paint and their very professional painting services. The room now has a garden theme as Natalie’s Mom loves flowers. We created a unique garden mural above Natalie’s new hospital bed and brought in more nature through the abstract floral carpet tiles. In addition, two new very large storage pieces were added to provide extra storage for the many necessities of Natalie’s life. Make-A-Wish is delighted to partner with so many companies such as CertaPro in order to grant the wishes of so many wonderful children.