Naomi, from Dover, Delaware, is like most five-year- old girls. She loves pizza, McDonald’s, gummy bears and playing dress up. Most of all, she loves anything and everything princess. But after Naomi was diagnosed with lymphoma and had to endure rounds of difficult treatment, it was hard to be a typical five-year-old. Naomi’s mom thought it would be nice to do something to take her mind off things, so she reached out to Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic.
Naomi did not hesitate when selecting her wish. Given the fact that Naomi not only loves princesses, but truly wants to be a princess, a room makeover fit for Sleeping Beauty herself seemed just the ticket.
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic arranged for Naomi’s room to be transformed into a magical pink and purple fantasy suite, complete with all the royal trimmings. The walls were given a fresh coat of paint and a sparkling white bedroom suite was purchased. Naomi’s princess room was decorated with colorful Sugar Plum bedding, heart pillows and decorative pillow shams for her canopied bed. The room was also accessorized with a princess crown clock, a personalized princess scroll made just for Naomi, a “Fairy Tales Do Come True” plaque and silver “sparkly” butterfly mirrors. Life-size princess posters were also applied to her walls so she would be surrounded by all of her favorite Disney princesses.
To top it all off, Naomi became a princess herself each time she put on her floral Cinderella tiara headband, carried her scented Cinderella wand and played with her Light-Up Disney Princess Tea Set or Cinderella Castle Play Set. Each time Naomi needs a special place to escape the challenges she faces as she deals with her illness, she now has a magical space to call her own and make her feel extra special.