Special Spaces is a nonprofit organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life challenging illnesses. Just what the doctor ordered.
Special Spaces evolved on the premise that children battling life threatening illnesses need a place to find peace and comfort. Through the generous support of volunteers, sponsors and you, we are transforming the bedrooms of these special children into magical places of hope. The Special Spaces core crew of a licensed contractor, seamstress, painter and designer come together to make each and every room special. That core crew utilizes the talents of volunteers, friends and family to create a dream bedroom in just one day! Everything is custom made on site to the wishes and medical needs of the child and their family.
We create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses. This is a place that only the child can dream or imagine while addressing their medical needs. Our focus is answering one question; Where does a child go when battling a serious illness to find peace and comfort?
Special Spaces 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 and inspiration, and a special space to find peace and comfort.
As of today, Special Spaces 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.
In the last five years, Special Spaces has been able to create more than 80 dream bedrooms for children in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, California and Florida with more affiliates are being started all over the country each year. So please take a look through the site and determine if you could share your time, talent or treasure with Special Spaces.
If you, your business or community group would like to help sponsor or volunteer for a Special Spaces room, or if you have a passion for children and design and would like to start a Special Spaces affiliate in your area…..please contact us as soon as possible at 865-659-8531 or firstname.lastname@example.org I promise it will be a day you will always remember and a day that a child with a life threatening illness will never forget.
Donations and wish list items can be found at specialsspaces.org.
SPECIAL SPACES TRI-CITIES…
Ben started out having headaches. I was told it was eye strain, then migraines, then a sinus infection. After a lot of persistence from us, we got the doctor to do a CT scan which reveled he had a tumor. We were sent to St. Jude for treatment. Ben had a gross total resection of his tumor (which was situated in the center of his brain). He then had 30 proton radiation treatments followed by 5 months of chemo.
September 19th, 2017 marks one year since that first devastating scan. Ben has had to overcome many obstacles but has done so fearlessly. He got the name “fearless Ben” because when he was first diagnosed they asked him to name his tumor. Ben is a very intelligent 10 year old. He said he wanted to name the tumor “fear”. So when it was removed he would be “fearless”
Special Spaces Tri-Cities will be making over Ben’s room on January 13, 2018 sponsored Team Masterpiece with Monat.
To donate to Ben’s Room, visit specialspaces.org. Please specify “tri-cities” on your donation.
For more information about Special Spaces Tri-Cities visit their facebook page at facebook.com/SpecialSpacesTriCities.