Matthew is an amazing 7-year-old boy who has been battling T-cell leukemia. He lives with his 12-year-old sister, Kyra, and parents in San Mateo. He is larger than life and his heart is even bigger. To see him play with his sister or interact with his parents is pure joy. He has a zest for life which is apparent in his many loves like the color orange, Ugly Dolls, pizza, golf, basketball and Indiana Jones.

Matthew's Room Makeover

And we are so grateful that the Mingus Family has welcomed us into their homes and hearts. Thank you as it was quite an honor and privilege to work with Matthew and Kyra…and we loved your cookies…thanks!

A huge thank you to Steve, Jenn and all their team members, G, Gabby, Ken, Mariela and Mike from Home Depot who helped us both days and kept things moving. All of you are truly appreciated! You too Christine!!! And to Gabriel, Jordan, Kris and Kevin from Best Buy who donated an IPAD… wow! Gabriel thanks for making this happen! Decland from JW Floors, your carpet installer, Oswaldo was just wonderful… thank you for helping us again!

There are a lot of people who rallied together to make Matthew’s room makeover happen. We would like to thank the whole team and their companies who made this makeover possible. You all are so amazing and generous with your resources and time. Thank you!

Steve and Jenn, Home Depot Gabriel, Jordan, Kris and Kevin, Best Buy Decland, JW Floors
Tovah, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford Agnes, Pink Buttercream Photography Versie, Versie Adams Photography
Jennifer and Yvette, Special Spaces Designer Shelley, Special Spaces, San Francisco Bay Area, Director Bridget, Along the Road Arts

Our Wonderful Room Volunteers – without you and your time, the room would have never come together… thank you!
Charlie, Frank, G, Gabe, George, Haley, Jenn, Jennifer, Ken, Kristen, Mike, Morgan, Nancy, Oswaldo, Shelley, Steve, and Yvette. And to Marilyn, thank you for keeping all of us well fed and Tovah who referred Matthew to us. To Versie who took our before pictures and Agnes and her husband, Tim, who took our after pictures, thank you! And last but not least, thank you Bridget for your inspiring graphics and website management, and Jill, the woman behind our accounting. We couldn’t do it without you both. Also, Amanda for managing our Facebook page…thank you for keeping us all posted! I am so grateful you are doing this!

And last, but certainly not least, to all of the people who made cash donations so that this makeover could happen. And to the Keswicks’: Your generous donation with company match (Intuit), we sincerely thank you! To all of you, your generosity is how we make these rooms shine for our Special Spaces children! With gratitude and appreciation… thanks!

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