On November 18, 2012 (Lantz, NS) Paige Treen and her family got to feel like they were on a home-makeover TV show with her new princess bedroom. Her dream princess bedroom make-over was the result of weeks of planning with Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces and Scotian Homes. Through the kindness and generosity of Scotian Homes and community fundraising initiatives, Paige’s dream came true.
Four year old Paige was born with a life-threatening medical condition called Zellweger Syndrome. This is a rare disorder with no cure. Paige contends with issues that include very poor eyesight, hearing loss, and neuro-muscular problems. Her life has not been easy but with the granting of her one-true-wish, it’s hoped that she’ll get some lasting joy and strength to see her and her family through the days ahead.
When her mom, Gail, applied to Make-A-Wish®, she explained, “We, as parents, just want to see our princess happy and we know a wish would do that for her.” Paige lives with her mom, dad (Peter), and older brother, Dakota. She enjoys playing with her sensory toys that have lights, vibration, and textures. Her favorite colours are pink and yellow and her favorite books are nursery rhymes.
Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces grants wishes to children throughout their region who are experiencing a life-threatening medical condition. In every corner of Atlantic Canada, they like to include the child’s local community in sharing the magic of a wish experience. When they contacted Suzanne Bona at Scotian Homes/Enfield Home Hardware about helping grant Paige’s bedroom make-over, they immediately came on-board. “We would love to make Paige’s wish come true!” The Scotian Homes team went to work on designing a bed with a castle headboard and using Paige’s favorite colours to create a new magical space for a little girl who’s been through so much in her young life. The Scotian Homes team has generously donated their time, talents, and their products.
Melissa Hodgson, the Fund Development Coordinator for Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces contacted My Friend Huggles saying “we absolutely LOVE the My Friend Huggles Dolls, as do our Wish children”. We were honoured to have our My Friend Huggles Sofia doll part of Paige’s new princess room and are thankful Melissa reached out to us. The work Make-A-Wish Atlantic Provinces does to make these Wishes a reality is absolutely commendable as is the contributions from local companies and communities.
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With love & gratitude,
My Friend Huggles