With Hope, Anything’s Possible!

Posted in: Special Spaces Newsletter- Jul 26, 2016 Comments Off on With Hope, Anything’s Possible!

July News + Updates

Can you believe it … summer is finally here? It’s great time for walks, golfing, water sports, dining outdoors and lots of quality family time. What a wonderful time of the year! And of course, it’s a perfect time to create dream bedrooms!

Team Wisconsin has had another busy month. We continue to be surprised at how fast the word spreads about what we do. If we focus on the mission, the rest always seems to follow. We truly are changing children’s lives one bedroom at a time. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join us in this important mission.
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Noah’s Sporty Special Space

Noah is an amazing soft spoken 16-year-old. You would never know by looking at him that he is a fighter. He has fought brain cancer twice and beaten it! Noah truly deserved a space where he can relax and enjoy life. Noah said his new sporty/videogame dream bedroom is better than he could have ever imagined. Although we’re not certain what part is his favorite; perhaps it’s his Milwaukee Brewer Jonathan Lucroy autographed jersey!

Noahs Sporty Special Space

Team Noah Special SpacesSpecial thanks to Cedarburg’s Boy Scout Troop 830 and their parents for helping out as volunteers for Noah’s special space. We also had a “guest” volunteer-Matt Riley, a former Boy Scout who battled cancer years ago. He told his story of his cancer to the boys and how he continued to work on becoming an Eagle Scout during his treatment. He also stayed and helped us with the project. The boys really enjoyed working with him, this was the highlight of the day!

Click here to visit the Special Spaces Milwaukee Facebook page to view more pictures of Noah’s new sporty dream bedroom. Thanks again to Team Noah!

~ Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. ~

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Gavin’s Tree House Special Space

CONGRATULATIONS to Special Spaces Dubuque, Iowa as they celebrate their 10th dream bedroom makeover!!! “The support and generosity we have experienced along the way have been amazing!” Thank you to everyone who recently helped with 7-year-old Gavin’s tree house themed dream bedroom makeover. Gavin has a wonderful imagination and we’re sure he’ll enjoy many tree-top adventures in his new special space.

Gavins Tree House Special Space

Be sure to visit and ‘LIKE’ the Dubuque Special Spaces Facebook to see pictures of the reveal of Gavin’s new tree house dream bedroom.

~ If you would like to know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. ~

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Wishes Can Come True!

Posted in: Special Spaces Newsletter- Jun 21, 2016 Comments Off on Wishes Can Come True!

June News + Updates

We are enjoying a busy summer filled with many dream bedroom makeovers throughout our Special Spaces chapters and we simply cannot wait to share all of the good news with you! We are working with many children who inspire us everyday with their optimism and courage. Collectively our chapters have already completed nearly 20 dream bedroom makeovers so far this year!!! Please note, we love sharing highlights but may not always be able to feature every single room.

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Happy Fathers Day

 

Special Spaces is sending warm wishes to ALL our fathers; caregiver fathers, volunteer fathers, donor fathers, step fathers of a very Happy Father’s Day! We hope you enjoyed a special day with your family, we’re ever thankful for all you do!!

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.

He didn’t tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it.

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many
gentle voices call him father.

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Joel’s Ninja Turtle Special Space

Joels Special Space
Joel is a spunky and energetic 3-year-old old boy that is courageously battling Leukemia. Joel loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, they encourage his strong fighting spirit! We made sure Joel had a special container next to his bed to contain all of his courage beads, he definitely earned each and every single one of them.

Team Joel Special SpacesSpecial thanks to Ken and Judy from Crayons Gone Wild, they came all the way from Chicago to paint an amazing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mural in Joel’s special space.

Be sure to visit and ‘LIKE’ the Milwaukee Special Spaces Facebook to view more pictures of Joel’s new turtle powered dream bedroom.

Thanks again to Team Joel!

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Tyson’s Disney Animation Special Space

Tyson

Team Tyson Special Spaces10-year-old Tyson loves to be in his new Disney Animation themed bedroom, especially with all the space he has now! New shelves and improved closet design have made it possible to store everything Tyson needs and freed up space for having fun in his bedroom.

Organization was one of the best gifts we could give the nurses and family. They LOVE how easy it is to keep clean as there is now a place for everything and everything is in its place!

Be sure to visit and ‘LIKE’ the Milwaukee Special Spaces Facebook to enjoy more pictures from Tyson’s bedroom makeover.

Thanks again to Team Tyson!

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Kaitlyn’s Underwater Special Space

Kaitlyns Special Space

Who wouldn’t enjoy dreaming of the ocean in an underwater themed bedroom!

Kaitlyn, a sweet and spirited 14-year-old, is handling all that has been sent her way. She loves sharks, sea animals and especially her own dog that sleeps nearby every night; the team was sure to create a special space for him also! This bedroom makeover was fondly nicknamed “Swimming With Sharks in Your Dreams.” Over the years Kaitlyn has amassed a lot of collectibles and medals that were incorporated to her room design!

Team Kaitlyn Special SpaceSpecial THANKS to Team Heesacker from United Healthcare’s Green Bay office for participating in Kaitlyn’s bedroom makeover!

Be sure to visit and ‘LIKE’ the Green Bay Special Spaces Facebook to see pictures of the reveal of Kaitlyn’s new underwater oasis.

Thanks again to Team Kaitlyn!

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Happy Mother’s Day

Posted in: Special Spaces- May 08, 2016 Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day

Special Spaces wishes ALL lovely moms, caregiver moms, volunteer moms, donor moms, step moms a Happy Mothers Day! We hope you enjoyed a special day, we’re ever thankful for all that you do!!

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the wide world over.

Mothers Day Flowers

April Newsletter

Posted in: Special Spaces, Special Spaces Newsletter- Apr 29, 2016 Comments Off on April Newsletter

Mason’s Sporty Scooby Special Space

Masons Special SpaceMason’s interest in arts and crafts has made his new bedroom his favorite place in the house. 8-year-old Mason recently completed chemo and is recovering in his new Sporty/Scooby-Doo room from Special Spaces. Mason’s room makeover was completed on April 16th. A new fold-up art desk is where Mason works on his masterful creations, when he’s finished the desk can fold up, leaving more space for playing. He also loves the custom shelving built for his room, especially because it shows off his treasured sports memorabilia!

Dream Big Gala + Volunteer Appreciation

Posted in: Special Spaces, Special Spaces Newsletter- Apr 15, 2016 Comments Off on Dream Big Gala + Volunteer Appreciation

2016 Dream BIG Gala Special SpacesThe 2016 Dream Big Gala on February 26th at the Milwaukee Harley Davidson Museum was a huge success!! We’d like take a moment to acknowledge all of our wonderful sponsors, donors, and attendees. The results were extraordinary and will allow us to expand our mission in the years to come. We invite all of you to join us as we change children’s lives, one bedroom at a time!
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National Volunteer Appreciation Week

April 10-16, 2016 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to each and every of YOU who lend your amazing talents and time for this very special cause. Your positive energy and leadership is contagious to all whom work alongside of you. We could not do this without your help! Thank you for your endless support of this important mission!!

~ Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. ~

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Thank You Card from Izzy

Posted in: Special Spaces- Apr 11, 2016 Comments Off on Thank You Card from Izzy

Izzy Thank You Card

~ You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. ~

February Newsletter

Posted in: Special Spaces, Special Spaces Newsletter- Feb 24, 2016 Comments Off on February Newsletter

February News + Updates

Special Spaces Wisconsin has started the new year strong by completing eight dream bedroom makeovers for children with life threatening illnesses since January 1st. The success of Special Spaces Wisconsin is rooted in community involvement and philanthropic support. We are blessed to have incredible individual contributors as well as business partners in the community. Our amazing Directors and volunteers help bring everything together. Their time and talents are appreciated. Special Spaces Wisconsin could not do what it does without each and every one of YOU!

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Paul’s All Sport Special Space

Paul is a sweet loving 10 year old with a wonderfully boisterous personality. His dream bedroom would include everything sports. The room was sponsored by Hydrite Chemical. Special touches for this room include sporty hand-painted encouragement plaques and custom made bolster pillows crafted to fit his bed.
Paul's All Sport Special Space
Peyton Manning JerseyPaul’s idol is Peyton Manning. Paul was one lucky fellow as on his focal wall we hung a framed Peyton Manning Jersey, signed especially for Paul.

You can bet Paul was watching the super bowl and cheering on the Bronco’s and his number one player Peyton!

Click here to see more pictures of Paul’s new room on the Special Spaces Milwaukee Facebook page.

 

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Steven’s MineCraft Special Space

11 years old Steven is battling cancer. His dream bedroom wish was for a fun Minecraft themed bedroom. He loves the colors blue and green.
Stevens Minecraft Special Space
Stevens Minecraft Special SpaceThe volunteers from Northwestern Mutual joined us into designing the perfect room. The closet was reconfigured and the doors were removed to allow for much needed storage and easy access. A glass lighted cabinet was added to his bedroom to display Steven’s personally crafted Lego creations.

The focal point of Steven’s room was the Minecraft mural painted by the talented artist Ken from Crayon’s Gone Wild.

Click here to see more pictures of Steven’s new room on the Special Spaces Milwaukee Facebook page.

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Hayden’s Automotive Special Space

3 year old Hayden is a sweet little guy bravely fighting cancer. His special bedroom theme is trains, planes, automobiles and trucks. Hayden and his sisters love his new special space so much they often enjoy slumber parties together in it.
Haydens Special Space
Haydens Special SpaceThis room makeover was on January 18th, and was one of three total completed over the MLK holiday weekend with room sponsor Northwestern Mutual and their hard working team of dedicated volunteers.

Ken, from Crayon’s Gone Wild, created a beautiful mural to match the bedding and pull the theme throughout his room!

Click here to visit the Special Spaces Milwaukee Facebook page and see more photos of Hayden’s room.

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Simon’s Superhero Special Space

Simon is a very energetic 4 year old boy who has had heart issues since birth, he has already undergone several surgeries.

Simons Special SpaceSimon loves superhero’s. He enjoys making people laugh with his adorable sense of humor. Simon loves the color orange. We chose light grey for balance of the room.

We converted his closet for double sided hanging along with added shelves and bins to allow for better organization. We provide all new furniture including a desk for Simon. In addition, Simon loves to read so the volunteer team added shelves to create a reading nook and designed a cool tent with lights for the corner of his new bedroom.

Thanks everyone for your donation of time, talent and financial contributions for making Simon’s Super Hero room extra special. It was an amazing team of volunteers we couldn’t have done it without you! The Room Makeover was on January 23rd.

Simons Bat Signal

Click here to visit the Special Spaces Milwaukee Facebook page and see more photos of Simon’s room.

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Wisconsin Dreams BIG!

Posted in: Special Spaces, Special Spaces Videos- Jan 11, 2015 Comments Off on Wisconsin Dreams BIG!

Wisconsin Dreams BIG!



Addy’s Dream Bedroom

Posted in: Special Spaces, Special Spaces Videos- May 11, 2014 Comments Off on Addy’s Dream Bedroom

Addy get’s a Princess bedroom makeover!