“You try to incorporate their needs and their wants to create that balanced space for them. We literally start from the ground up. We start with the flooring,” Smith said. “Everything else just falls into place. It’s amazing.” “Overwhelming. It always is. It doesn’t matter how many you do,” Smith said. “It’s extremely overwhelming, and what keeps you continuing to do projects like this.” Five-year-old Watson lives with hypotonia, a condition the causes low muscle tone, as well as developmental delays. “It is wonderful to see that you’re making their life just a little bit easier as they’re dealing with the challenges they’re dealing with,” said Kelly Smith, president of A Room To Heal. “The months that you spend, planning and prepping a room is worth every second when you see that child and that family walk into the room,” Smith said. “Not only are you making the child’s life easier, you’re also making the life of their family members easier giving them that space to heal in.” So as Watson spends her first night in the new space, Smith sat back in reflection. VESTAL (WBNG) – Layla Watson’s bedroom got a makeover on Saturday, as A Room To Heal helped create a safe healing space for her as she struggles with a serious medical condition. As Watson continues her fight, the non-profit organization wanted to give her an area all to herself. Not long after, Smith got the idea of a ‘Frozen’-themed room. So when the reveal came, the ‘Frozen’ room didn’t keep the mood cold, but warmed it up instead. Smith and her team met with Watson’s parents, physical therapist and others to help better a better sense of what Watson could benefit from in a healing room. A Room To Heal additionally takes on one or two community projects a year, creating healing-based settings to reach a larger number of people.
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