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Girl with chronic illnesses gets fantasy bedroom

Posted August 3, 2009

— Volunteers unveiled a fantasy bedroom on Sunday for a Fuquay-Varina girl who has two chronic illnesses.

Volunteers with April's Angels redesigned a bedroom for 12-year-old Hayley Ford. Hayley has severe scoliosis and arthrogryposis, a congenital joint disease that is potentially life-threatening.

"She's a great kid, and she really deserves this," said Hayley's mother, Allison Ford. "She's been through a lot."

Angels give new bedroom to ill girl Angels give new bedroom to ill girl

Since 2004, April's Angels has redesigned bedrooms for children with chronic illnesses in central North Carolina.

After receiving a nomination about Hayley, April's Angels representatives talked with the family. They came up with a design for a bedroom that fulfilled Hayley's fantasies.

The crew came in Thursday, bringing in new furniture, paint, bedding, curtains, rugs and a TV. Hayley stayed with relatives until the surprise unveiling late Sunday afternoon.

"I love it. I absolutely love, love, love it," Hayley gushed.


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  • jnrobrien Aug 5, 2009

    So glad they did this for Hayley!! What an awesome girl who deserves so much happiness! I can not believe how far she has come along and how positive she stays with so many surgeries and so much pain...You go princess!!!!

  • peppercorns Aug 4, 2009

    front page???? you have got to be kidding!!! Someone help the father with cancer trying to make his bills and help his family eat, or the mom who has to juggle kids between chemo.

  • Alicat Aug 3, 2009

    What a wonderful thing to do for a wonderful little girl. I hope she loves her new room and I wish her all good things. Love stories like this. YAY for Haley~~Keep on fighting and keep your spirits high!

  • likemenow Aug 3, 2009

    Anybody think these stories should be front-page headlines instead of all the other "important" stuff?

  • Desiderata Aug 3, 2009

    What a great story ..my best to Haley..and with her condition , hope she is able to enjoy it for a very long time!

  • Nunya123 Aug 3, 2009

    Nice to read something nice once in a while. Poor child. Glad they did/do this for people.

  • Professor Aug 3, 2009

    There are a lot more kids with serious illness, may they have the opportunity to get the same. God bless this child.

  • RealHouseWifeOfRaleigh Aug 3, 2009

    God bless those volunteers. She deserves it after so much pain and illness!!! Great Story!

  • Scare Crow Aug 3, 2009

    I bet there are a lot of good things like this to report, but the "m.e.d.i.a" always likes the negative stuff. How 'bout it WRAL, keep it balanced.....half postive stuff like this and the other half like you always do....the negative stuff.

  • IrrationalThoughts Aug 3, 2009

    Dr. Lloyd Hey in Raleigh can fix that scoliosis right up, unless the other condition prevents her in some way from having surgery. There are great strides these days in correcting many physical problems...never give up hope!