Teen fighting cancer comes home to a makeover
MARGATE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Joerie Cius spent more than two weeks in the hospital battling Leukemia but returned home to a major makeover.
Drop of Hope, responsible for the remodel, hoping the room will not only make her life easier but also help the healing process.
"I think she's going to be overwhelmed," Jonathan Stein of Drops of Hope said. "She's been in the hospital for 13 days straight. Chemo and surgeries and her mom is just so excited because she hasn't seen her smile in a while and this is hopefully going to do that."
Drops of Hope, with the help of Erick Serna from Home Depot, were able to renovate and put together a room just in time for Cius's return. "When we first came in here there was a really dark purple in the wall, a gloss purple," Serna said. "There was carpet, there was also a lot of holes around the wall. We put the floor, we cut the new molding and we painted the walls and put the mirrors."
Designer Tamara Roth made sure to incorporate Cius's style and favorite colors to make the room an even more special place. "We used a lot of her favorite colors, which are teal, purple, lime green," Roth said.
Cius even received a donation of a new mattress, courtesy of Rick Glowacki. "Anytime we have an opportunity to help out, we try to do our best to donate and this is a great cause."
When Cius finally arrived to her newly remodeled room, she was speechless at what she saw. "I love it," Cius said. "It's amazing because the hospital room was just like so bland, this is so colorful."
"This is not only a place where she can heal but it's inspiring," Stein said. "We want to play to her loves and give her a place where she just finds hope."
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