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Teen patient gets a room makeover from non-profit organization

NOW: Teen patient gets a room makeover from non-profit organization


Elkhart, Ind. -- A non-profit organization from Iowa made a 13-year-old Elkhart girl’s dream come true.

Cierra Clements, 13, was born premature and was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, which has caused strokes and serious brain damage.

The Iowa-based non-profit called My Happy Place stepped in to completely refurbish Cierra’s bedroom.

“She’s just been through a lot and it’s just nice to see her have something to look forward to again, you know?” Cierra’s mother Shelly Clements said.

My Happy Place provided new paint, a new bed and more space for Cierra’s toys and medical supplies.

“When you open that door and you see the reaction on, sometimes the child’s a little shy, but you see the reaction on mom and dad’s face. It’s worth everything,” Lisa Tan, Co-founder of My Happy Place said.

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Shannon 111 days ago
A generous donation to the Beacon Health Foundation made possible this great partnership with My Happy Place – allowing us to transform the bedroom of Beacon Children’s Hospital patient, Cierra.

Thank you to the Middlebury community including Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Middlebury Electric, The Legendary Grind, Aunt Karen's Cafe, Connie Adkins Photography, Russ Draper Photographer, the My Happy Place and all the volunteers who helped make Cierra's new bedroom a reality! It was a special weekend for a very special family! Thank you Cierra for sharing your joy with all of us!
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