One of the reasons why I listen to NRP all day every day is because they do stories about topics that you will rarely if ever hear in the mainstream media. I was listening to Weekend Edition today and they did a great piece on a New York program called Blissful Bedrooms whose tag line is "Bedroom makeovers for young individuals with disabilities"™. They are a volunteer organization in New York that solicits donations and help via Craiglist, their website, and their Facebook page.
The NPR story featured Keosha's room makeover. Keosha, a 20 year old with cerebral palsey has limited use of her arms and legs, but clearly possesses star power and a megawatt smile. Her bedroom makeover turned her into the star she is, celebrating her interests in fashion and performance, including the all important red carpet. On the practical side, the team of volunteers incorporated an iPad that could be worked with head movements and a vanity that she can roll her wheel chair right up to.
For more information on Blissful Bedrooms visit their website for lots of information and images of their inspirational projects. This is a group that clearly likes to do good for others while have great time.
Blissful Bedrooms is composed entirely of a team of committed and dedicated volunteers who have discovered that while their initial motive to get involved was to help a needy, disabled young individual, they actually found they were reaping many significant benefits in their personal lives as well. St. Francis says it best:
“For it is in giving that we receive….."
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