Hope for Noah
Hope - to cherish a desire with anticipation; to desire with expectation; to expect with confidence. Hope.
Look at Noah's sweet face. It gives us joy to see him smile and to be able to share his story with you.
Noah is a sweet three year old boy whose life is full of love and promise and above all - hope. Noah suffers from intense fevers that spike without notice, causing seizures. He suffers from severe arthritis in his legs - the pain so intense that he is unable to bear weight on one of his legs. He is often reserved, quiet and sadly - in pain. His life may not be typical - but just like any three year old boy - he loves to play with toys, have fun with his brothers and cuddle his Mommy!
Mom and Dad shared that they never know what to expect when Noah wakes up each morning - they just hope it will be a good day. Over the course of Noah's young life they have learned to cherish and enjoy every minute of his good health. And like all loving and supportive parents, they do their very best to comfort him on his harder days when he needs them the most.
Noah's Mom and Dad are grateful to their son's teacher, Diana, for nominating him for a Sweet Dream Room Makeover. Cecily's Closet is grateful to Cooley LLP for stepping up to sponsor this room makeover. When employees at Cooley heard about this family's need - they rose the occasion. Not only did this family receive a full home makeover - kitchen, family room and bedroom - they also received a sleigh of Christmas presents from a wonderful Girl Scout Troop, arranged by our internal advocate at Cooley, Sherri. We are so grateful for Cooley's continued generosity for children with special needs in San Diego.
This home makeover will ensure that Noah's family have a peaceful place to play and relax together - and most importantly Noah will always have a soft, comfy bed to curl up on when he needs to rest his little legs.
Noah's Mom, Belinda, and Dad, Claudio, say Noah's arrival strengthened the family unit and brought everyone closer together. Big brothers Jonathan and Ivan adore their little brother and are very protective of him - watching out to ensure he does not get hurt. They take their role as big brother very seriously - and they do their best to involve their brother in as many activities as possible. Noah's challenges have helped the family appreciate the little blessings in life and they have learned to appreciate the intangible things and happy moments - even more.
This deserving family is very grateful for the supportive services they receive from the HOPE infant program. They adore Noah's teacher, Diana, and the entire team who come to their home to ensure Noah is receiving the services he needs to grow and develop and achieve his full potential.
And now we have a very long list of generous people to say thank you too! Thank you to Cooley LLC, for this would not have been possible without your generous support. Thank you to Gina & Skeeter for the very generous furniture donations. And as always, thank you to PaintGreen for providing low-VOC and environmentally safe paint for yet another room makeover. Thank you to Sweet
Delisa for the beautiful graphic prints that make the boys' bedroom pop! We are so grateful for your second contribution to Cecily's Closet in less than a year! And a big welcome and thank you to 11 volunteers from Significant.org who arrived on Saturday ready to work! They rolled up their sleeves and left no stone unturned. We are so grateful for your support!
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! And thank you to your family and co-workers for coming out to help complete our biggest project to date!
Thank you to everyone for making Noah's Sweet Dream makeover come true!
Thank you to Significiant.Org for reaching out to Cecily's Closet to see how you could help our organization provide assistance to children with special needs in San Diego.
Significant.org is a California nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and was formed out of a desire to give back, and we found it difficult to find weekend projects that we could do with our families. SO works in tandem with other charities that support, but are not limited to education, homeless or social service, and creates projects year round where people can reciprocate with their time, skills or a monetary contribution that would be beneficial to a public interest.
Learn more at www.significant.org