Saturday, August 8, 2009

Kimberly's Wish

I was wondering how I could give back to the community and emailed a few charities and received an instantaneous response from Mark president of OC Make-A-Wish Foundation. He was thrilled that I had contacted him and said it was perfect timing. He proceeded to tell me about a young girl named Kimberly who was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosis last year at age 12, and her one wish was to have an Interior Designer make over her room. My heart went out to her and I was on board to help make her wish come true. We met the next day and next thing I knew I had three days to shop and 1 day to make it happen! It was like Design Star all over again! 

The day was beautiful! My PLURAL Interior Design Team and I arrived at 7am. We started painting and putting furniture together. NFL quarterback Matt Leinart sponsored the wish giving $5,000 dollars. He showed up with his family and even helped paint for a while. The Orange County media heard about the project and couldn't resist the story. The place was crawling with people all wanting to be a part of Kimberlys' day.

Read the OC Register article

So 14 hours later kimberly got her wish!!! The reaction was priceless- first shock, then tears, then a lot of thank you's!!! I thought to myself, "I can't believe how a room makeover changed so many peoples lives". Everyone there that day had a unique experience that will be with them forever. Kimberly is a very special girl and will always be in my heart. Hope you enjoy all the pictures!! God Bless and don't forget to make someone's day!!