Chicagoland Special Spaces To Provide Bedroom Make Over For New Lenox Girl Stricken With Leukemia
03/08/2013

Special Spaces Chicagoland, a non-profit organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical conditions, will be conducting a complete room makeover for an 11 year-old New Lenox girl, Anna Bakotic, on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Online PR News – 08-March-2013 – New Lenox, IL – Special Spaces Chicagoland, a non-profit organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical conditions, will be conducting a complete room makeover for an 11 year-old New Lenox girl, Anna Bakotic, on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Anna was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in March 2011. She is the youngest in a family of 4 children, the daughter of Laura and Alan. Anna has endured a multitude of harrowing treatments over the past year including multiple spinal taps, bone marrow aspirations, ICU visits and more. She is currently on a 2 ½ year treatment protocol at Hope Children’s Hospital that will end in July of 2013. Anna has a love for fashion and dance. She has requested a sophisticated room with a pink white and black color scheme.

To help complete this makeover, Special Spaces Chicagoland depends on corporate donations and partnerships with local small businesses. Generous local and corporate partners that are contributing to ensure Anna’s makeover is possible include: Helping Hands Therapy of New Lenox, Home Depot of Naperville, and GOT JUNK? of Chicagoland.

Naperville resident Kelly Knox founded the Special Spaces Chicagoland chapter in 2012. This room makeover is the chapter’s second. The organization’s goal is to create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses. The focus is answering one question: Where does a child go when battling a serious illness to find peace and comfort? A bedroom of course. According to Knox, “A bedroom to most kids is a personal space—a place that represents his or her unique personality. For a child with a critical illness who spends a lot of time at home in his or her room, that room should be a very special space. A place of comfort and refuge. A place that inspires and gives hope.”

The Chicagoland chapter has ten other room makeovers scheduled in the next year for children in need. Follow the progress on Facebook at “Special Spaces Chicagoland”. For details about this special organization go to http://www.specialspaces.org. For more information on how you can volunteer or make a donation, please contact kellyk@specialspaces.org.

Special Spaces National was founded in July 2004 on the precedent that children battling life-threatening illnesses need their own special space. This is a place of hope, inspiration and a special space to find peace and comfort. A Special Spaces, a 501 C (3) non-profit, has created hundreds of bedrooms across the country. It is the vision of our organization to have a Special Spaces Director everywhere there is a child in need.