Extreme makeover — Fjord style
Three bedrooms + eight weeks of design + a one-day makeover (and lots of Fjordian Love) = a renovation from the heart. Help us create an amazing space for an amazing kid!
We want to tell you about Noah.
Noah is a 12-year-old boy living with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome (LDS), a connective tissue disorder affecting every system in his body. He had his first open heart surgery when he was only nine months old, and his second one three years ago — and that’s not all. Throughout his life, he has had seven surgeries, and there will be more in the future.
As you can imagine, this is a scary, stressful situation for him and for his family — and we, of course, want to help. As Noah has spent more time in a hospital room than any child should, our plan is to counter that by creating an amazing space inside his home where he can focus on the things that make him happy.
To do this, the Fjord Chicago team is partnering with Special Spaces, a nonprofit organization that creates dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical conditions, to plan, design and build a dream bedroom for Noah — a space where he can show off his photography, discover new technologies, and be inspired by his favorite music. And that’s not all: We also want to build exciting new spaces for each of his three brothers, as anyone with siblings knows the importance of having your own space, and when one sibling is sick, it affects the entire family.
We have this dream for Noah and his brothers — but we need YOUR HELP to make it a reality. We’re currently accepting donations, and every little bit helps! Even sharing this story can help us get closer to reaching our goal so we can create the best spaces possible for these boys.
We’re taking over the Padilla house on October 6th to get started, so stay tuned to see what Fjord and Special Spaces come up with. Thanks in advance for helping us make life a little brighter for Noah and his family!