Jorja is a 5 year old little girl that loves animals! She was diagnosed with Leukemia (All B-Cell) and just completed intense chemotherapy for the past six months and is going through maintenance chemotherapy for the next 18 months. She was recently hospitalized for a mold infection where she became so sick she had to fight for her life. She has a big sister Savannah that is very full of energy, and a baby sister, Magnolia that loves giggling and smiling! We wanted to create a safe place for them to play and be home schooled.

The room where they spent most of their days for school and play was destroyed in Hurricane Florence. Originally we were going to properly seal off the school room to ensure no more mold issues, but due to Hurricane Florence, we remodeled the garage making it a school/play room. Additionally, we spruced up Jorja and Savannah’s shared bedroom and Magnolia’s nursery for her to grow up in. Storage was a main focus in all of the rooms, as well as mold resistant paint donated from PPG Paints.

Here are some pictures of Jorja’s bedroom and garage before:

Jorja loved her new bedroom and loved having a new space great for learning and playing. Her and her sisters loved the furry new rug and the floor pillows to enjoy some reading time on- their favorite school activity!

Here are some after pictures of Jorja’s play/school room:


We would like to thank Bob Blum from Home Tender Care for truly making this project possible! Without his hard work and dedication to the project we would not have been able to complete it! Shannon Richardson from SLK Designs did the design aspect of the project and truly brought the family’s vision to life. The Eshelman Foundation supported this project by covering the cost of materials, we are so grateful for their continuous support throughout the year.