Special Spaces is a 501 C (3) organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life threatening illnesses. Special Spaces evolved on the belief that children battling a life threatening illness need a special space to heal, recover and find peace. From princess rooms to outer space rooms, from vintage travel rooms to baseball rooms, we interview the child and family to get an in-depth understanding of the child’s wishes and dreams in order to create a unique and medically functional room. Meet Brenda Townes she is the volunteer director for Michigan Tri-Counties and is this week’s WCSX “Woman Who Rocks”.
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. It should be a room that is designed and dreamed up by the child so it becomes a place that is unique and loved by him or her.
In the second half of the podcast, I am always joined by Cyndy Schalter from Turning Point Macomb. This week we talk about a bus driver who is being hailed as a hero for standing up for people with disabilities. Cyndy and I dive into a discussion about society and moral obligation to those with disabilities, and it evolved from there.
Cyndy and I also discuss a 91 year old woman who fulfilled a life long dream this past Halloween thanks to her daughter. What is on your bucket list? Are you living your life to the fullest? What is that one thing you have always wanted to do?
How do you deal with other people’s children? Let’s face it, we were not all raised the same. Cyndy and I talk about parental protocol when it comes to disciplining children that don’t belong to you. This is a very touchy subject for some.
And finally….our feel good story of the week. Getting engaged is a huge deal for many people and there are those who want those engagement photos to be perfect. A couple in Australia got a helping hand literally with the pictures they took.
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