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Girl with chronic illnesses gets fantasy bedroom

Posted August 3, 2009 7:35 a.m. EDT
Updated August 3, 2009 10:56 a.m. EDT

— 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."

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.