by Jill Atchison-Kids Wish Network, February 22, 2008
I recently completed a wish for a very special young lady named Gabby from Houston, TX. Gabby suffers from Sickle Cell Disease. When I spoke to Gabby in the fall she told me her only wish was for a Betty Boop bedroom makeover! I began working on getting furniture and Betty Boop items. There were many Betty Boop Vendors who contributed a vast array of Betty items including bedding, rugs, lamps, bathroom items - you name it, we got it! Getting her just the right furniture however, took some time.
Last month I received a call from Christine of Four Hands Furniture out of Austin, TX. She agreed to donate a queen sized four poster bed, two end tables and lamps. I then contacted Bi-Rite Furniture out of Houston, TX and Turbo, the owner agreed to donate a dresser and mirror. Reyes Ortiz the owner of Ultimate Comfort also donated a queen pillow top mattress and box spring. So finally we had the furniture!!
I also enlisted the help of Cindy Bryant the owner of Redesign Etc., Inc. and Bennett Taylor of Elements by Taylor to put everything together. Cindy accepted delivery of all the “Boop Stuff”. Bennett not only painted a 4′ X 4′ Betty “Mural” but ran all around town picking up furniture.
Last Tuesday I sent Randall from Randall’s limo’s to pick up Gabby and her mom and get them out of the house while Cindy and Bennett went to work. Randall took Gabby to Westpark Wal-Mart where the asst. manager Terry Lazar had a Flat Screen TV waiting for her. After they picked up the TV they went to Olive Garden for lunch.
Meanwhile back at home, Four Hands had the furniture delivered and Bennett brought her mural and the furniture she collected, while Cindy worked fervently to get everything set up for the “Grand Unveiling”. When Gabby got home she was very surprised and very happy with her new bedroom. Gabby’s mom Janet said “she had the best night’s sleep she’s had in a long time”. Gabby is excited to have her friends come over to check out her new room.
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