Luke is an amazing 8 year old who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. We at Pear Design Studio reached out to the local foundation, Special Spaces, whom makes over a room for a child who is battling a sever illness. We wanted do anything we could to volunteer for this incredible company. They welcomed us with open arms, and paired us up with this incredible family. Luke and his family started their fun filled day at DICK AND JENNYS for a delicious breakfast, and continued to the MEDINA RAILROAD MUSEUM where they spent the day touring and taking a 2 hour train excursion. We couldn't be more happy for them...Check out his new space....
Rec room area...
Lukes favorite color is orange, so we stuffed as much orange into this space as we could! We framed some of Lukes favorite art work from his journey and some of his sisters amazing drawings.
After all, this space is a family hangout.
(This metal "FUN" marquee was donated and hand made by SINISTER ILLUSIONS,
futon was donated by ASHLEY FURNITURE and the storage was created by the Special spaces carpentry team...their skills are incredible...we were impressed!!)
Luke loves trains and wanted to keep his train set up all year round. So we created his very own train room. Equipped with a closet turned "ticket booth" that has tons of storage built in. (AGAIN... the special Spaces carpentry team blew us away with this build...after just seeing our drawings, they nailed it.) The mural was designed and painted by our very own Angela and her amazing mother. (It turned out awesome...don't you think?) We left the train table top unfinished so Luke and his dad can work together to deisign the set up of their dreams. Our hand made reclaimed shelving made a perfect display for Lukes special train cars...with room to grow.
The big reveal...
Luke had the greatest reaction when seeing his spaces. We were all in tears!
The Amazing volunteers...
We CANNOT believe the amount of volunteers who committed to this project! We are in AWE over these amazing people. Everyone brought their own specialty to this space. We just could not say thank you enough for their hard work.
This project goes down in the history books for one of the funest and emotional projects off all times! We want to thank Special Spaces Buffalo for this experience, Thank you for entertaining all of our CRAZY ideas! And thank you to all who donated to Lukes project and Especially Sinister Illusions for the FUN marquee which is the centerpiece of this space. And last but not least, Thank you to the Gworek family for opening your home to us and raising such an amazing kid. TEAM LUKE!!!!!