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Our Founding Story: Lauren and Mardel Bring Designing Dreams to Life

Lauren sought to create an organization that a positive impact on children battling cancer and cancer-like conditions.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Meela Deserves the Perfect Space to Recover From a Tough Battle with Cancer

Meela's sweet, sassy and compassionate spirit has persevered throughout treatment. She deserves the perfect space to heal.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Dakaicia Dreams of Becoming an Astronomist, Our Inspiration for her Bedroom Redesign

At merely 12 years old, Dakaicia has endured numerous medical hardships. Through it all, she maintains a hopeful spirit.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Bella Immerses Herself In Creativity to Battle her Cancer Diagnosis.

At only 14 years old, Bella was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer. We are excited to create a space for Bella to heal.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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Nebraska
A Castle and a Kitchen for Princess Keely

A castle and a kitchen oasis for Princess Keely to bring her joy and comfort.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
133 chemo treatments and Jared's Intense Battle Against LCH Doesn't Break His Spirit

By the age of 12, Jared had endured 133 chemo treatments with positivity and strength. Jared deserves a positive space to heal.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Leukemia Patient Christian’s Room Transformed into a Galaxy Far Far Away

Seven-year-old Christian loves Star Wars and superheroes. He also loves feeling like any other normal boy.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Designing Dreams Feature in The Fitchburg Star with Makayla's Bedroom Redesign

Makayla was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis, a rare genetic disorder. She deserves an positive, bright space to recover.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Creating the Perfect, Bright Escape for Emmy as she Begins her Clinical Trial to Beat Cancer.

Emmy recently began a clinical trial to increase her chances of a positive prognosis. Now she has a bright space to recover.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
A Gamer’s Paradise lifts Abel’s Spirits

Abel and his family received the shocking diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and their world flipped upside-down.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Little Dreamer Molly’s spirit lives on in Hawaiian themed bedroom

Molly and her twin sister Emma had requested a Hawaiian-themed room, including a desk so they could “have meetings like mommy”.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Nat Endures Chemotherapy with Resilience in Hopes of Obtaining Remission

Nat proves to be stronger and more resilient than anyone could have imagined. He deserves a positive space to heal.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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General News
Our Founder's Story: The Culmination of Creativity and Healing

Designing Dreams transforms bedrooms of kids actively fighting cancer, giving them a positive and uplifting space to heal and hope.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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Nebraska
A Big Girl Room for 3-year-old Fighter Lia Provides Hope for a Big Future

At only 3 years old, Lia has been fighting to survive for most of her life.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Ben Faces his Cancer diagnosis with Unwavering Humor and Positivity

Ben still has a passion for an abundance of activities. Designing Dreams incorporated his favorite hobbies into this space for healing.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Creating a Space for Grant's Hobbies and Passions for him to Heal

As a result of his treatment, he will not have the energy to do the things he loves so we brought the things he loves into his room.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Creating the Ultimate Place to Play for 6-year-old Nathan as he fights cancer

At six years old, much of Nathan’s life has been consumed by his stage 4 Lymphoma diagnosis.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Jessica Fiercely Battles Three Cancer Diagnosis with Positivity and Hope

Jessica's positive and bright spirits remains strong as she endures her 3rd relapse, countless treatments, and surgeries.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Macy's Special Place To Heal and Recover During a Long Road of Cancer Treatment

Macy is a spunky 13-year-old girl from Fairwater, Wisconsin. She has a long road to recovery and now has a special room to heal.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Creating Oliver's Oasis for Healing As He Battles A Second Relapse A Begin's Treatment Again

Oliver deserves a special oasis filled with his favorite things as he prepares to battle cancer for the second time.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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General News
Designing Dreams COVID-19 Response: We Have Decided to Pause Bedroom Transformations

As time passes and the public health crisis of COVID19 continues, we have paused Designing Dreams bedroom transformations.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
An Uplifting, Glitter-Inspired Space for Valerie's Long Road of Treatment

Filling Valerie's room with all the things she loves was a special day as she braces for a long road of treatment.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Unique Room Design Lifts Adriana’s spirits

A unique bedroom transformation for teen Addie to lift her spirits and bring her joy.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Cancer is no match for Cecilia's Happy, Goofy, and Fun-loving Personality

Cecilia has a long road ahead, but shows up to every treatment happy and laughing. She truly makes the best of every day.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Seven-year-old Joelle Dances Her Way Through her Cancer Diagnosis

Joelle can't always attend dance class because of her treatment plan, incorporating a ballet bar into her new room was a special feature.

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WI & MN
Bebo's Skateboarding Sanctuary To Face Relapse

Bebo's diagnosis of very high-risk leukemia led to mobility limitations, preventing him from participating in his passion for skateboarding.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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Nebraska
Haylee’s Room is Transformed into a Magical Pastel Paradise as she Battles Leukemia

Sweet six-year-old Haylee was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in October of last year.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Shortly after Receiving an Autism Diagnosis, Jaxson Bravely Encounters a Leukemia Diagnosis

Two months after being diagnosed with autism Jaxson is diagnosed with cancer. We were honored to create a space to heal.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
A Dream Bedroom Designed for Girly-Girl Ceci as she Recovers and Heals

The Designing Dreams team was extremely thrilled to transform a space for Ceci, a sweet girl fighting cancer with a smile.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Eleven-year-old Andrew Bravely Faces a Relapse and Begins his Second Battle Against Cancer.

At only 11 years old Andrew was courageously battling his second cancer diagnosis. He desserves a positive space to heal.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Wild and fun Mason Faces his Diagnosis with a Smile

Mason is truly a trooper and always has a smile on his face despite his diagnosis and treatement plan.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Hailey's Infectious Smile Brings a Joyful and Uplifting Presence into Every Room

The bedroom redesign goal was to capture Hailey's bright spirit within our work.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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WI & MN
Creating a Positive Healing Space for Henry to Enjoy all the Things he Loves

Henry is a lively, social little boy from Minneapolis. Henry deserves a positive space to heal.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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Nebraska
A Custom-Built Haven for Crafting Queen Nora

After being on treatment for most of her life, six-year-old Nora has long considered her room to be her safe and happy space.

by Kelly O'Donnell
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Thousands Needs

17,000 children are Diagnosed with cancer each year.

By supporting our capital campaign, you can help us reach children nationwide.
‍Thanks for your heart ♥.