Grayson has challenges with balance, muscle development, and academic performance. Grayson’s legal guardians say that they never expected him to walk or talk, and are so proud of his improvements. He walks with orthotics on his ankles at school or when walking long distances, but can walk around in the home without trouble.
Grayson has sensory overload issues, causing him to struggle getting to sleep at night. Here are some pictures of his old bedroom:
We ripped up Grayson’s old carpet – he has allergies, so this was for his health. We converted a portion of his new room to a large closet, so that all of his clothing and toys can be stored in an organized way and out of sight (to help keep him focused on being calm). We created a beautiful woodland-themed bedroom with the intention of creating calming and cozy spaces. A custom bed was made for Grayson that feels like an enclosed space, which will help him calm himself and sleep. Multiple soft sensory items are placed in the room to give him comfort, such as a soft fox chair. Storage under his television houses an electric fireplace, which creates a soothing, yet safe, atmosphere. Grayson and his parents were thrilled with the new room. Incredible video of this Reveal was broadcast live on WECT on May 7th.
The volunteer Design Team who did this incredible makeover are Carole Sheffield of Blue Coast Realty and Jesse Davis, owner of The Penthouse.