Let's Play Ball
Boys will be boys... and now these 2 kiddos have a special place to play, dance and relax!
Baby "S" is currently in the process of being adopted by his loving, soon to be Mom. This woman's heart has a lot of love to give and she shares it openly with her older son - and several foster children. She was so thankful and ecstatic to have this new room for Baby "S" and her son to share.
Baby "S" is a boy's boy! He loves all things sports, especially soccer. His Mom describes him as active and strong. If he's not out running or chasing a soccer ball, you can find him climbing on anything and everything or simply - jumping around! He won't let his medical and behavioral challenges get in the way of having fun!
Our team worked hard to ensure this room supported his unique social, emotional, medical and developmental needs. The room provided a lot of sensory input - including a new, lush carpet for Baby "S" to roll around on! Thank you Triskell Restorations for providing the foundation for our room! In addition, this room features our new favorite chair - the peapod! Made with super-strong vinyl and triple-welded seams for added strength, this enclosed chair provides deep, even
pressure to many sensitive areas of the body. It is designed to provide a "cocooning-calm” place and Baby "S" jumped straight into his new velvety chair and sat still - well for a few minutes!
In addition to a clean, clear space, the team included other sensory toys to provide Baby "S" with the tactile and sensory input that his little body craves. Given Baby "S" has severe breathing challenges, this room was cleaned from top to provide a new big boy room that functions not only as a fun place for him to play - but also a calming place for him to relax when he needs to be still and calm.
Despite some of his health challenges, this little bundle of energy has filled his new brother and future Mom's home with love and joy. Mom says he brings energy and laughter into the home and they love him to pieces. They enjoy his antics and watching this little tiger tear up the rug with his dance moves!
This was another big project for Cecily's Closet and we couldn't have completed it without our all-star line up of local business partners and volunteers!
Thank you to PaintGreen for providing low-VOC and environmentally safe paint for this sports bonanza room! The red and white color scheme popped off the wall and framed the beautiful, graphic mural by newcomer to Cecily's Closet, Sweet Delisa. Thank you Delisa for jumping in at the 11th hour to provide the centerpiece for this room! Your work speaks for itself and we are so excited to have you on the team! Thank you Triskell Restorations Inc., for the generous donation of the beautiful carpet! We could never afford to do this without the support of the community! Thank you TVIA for working with us once again to make a difference for children with special needs in San Diego. And last but certainly not least - thank you to our project leads - Julie B., and Christina H. for coming up with the design for the room and managing it through the installation!
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our operation. If it were not for people like Julie & Christina - there would be no Cecily's Closet! Thank you and the world's cutest assistant, Hunter for the time and effort put forth to create a safe and sports filled space for sweet Baby "S". Thank you to the rest of the gang, Julie & JC, Abe, Tommy and Christina's Mom, Lisa. We appreciate each and every one of you! Thank you for making Baby S's Sweet Dream makeover come true!
Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA)
Thank you to Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA) for rolling up your sleeves and digging in on yet another room for Cecily's Closet. This is our 7th time working with TVIA and we feel supremely lucky to have their time, talent and help. These teens worked very hard to tranform this very big room into a fun, sports themed play and sleep area for baby S.
Teen Volunteers in Action is an organization of young men who, together with their families, participate in structured programs of volunteerism, philanthropy and personal development. TVIA believe that through volunteer projects like Cecily's Closet, these young men will grow up to become strong community leaders. We had seven teens help with every aspect of the room – from painting the closet, to building the furniture, cleaning, and interviewing the family. We would like to commend them for their hard-work and we look forward to working with TVIA in the future!