3-year-old leukemia patient gets dream bedroom

February 16, 2013 8:34:22 PM PST
A west suburban girl suffering from a life-threatening illness gets the dream bedroom she's always wanted, all thanks to a local charity.

Three-year-old Evie Brown was diagnosed with leukemia 18 months ago.

She has always wanted a princess-themed bedroom complete with a castle and a tea set.

Special Spaces Chicagoland is a non-profit organization that creates dream bedrooms for kids with life-threatening illnesses, and Saturday they made little Evie's dream come true. "When you have a cancer diagnosis it affects the whole family," said Evie's mother, Kristin Brown. "And cancer can sometimes be very isolating, very lonely, but when you see the outpouring of love and support and generosity from the community, it's really uplifting."

Evie is undergoing treatment at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital.

Evie's two older brothers, 10-year-old Tommy and 8-year-old Jack, also received bedroom makeovers thanks to the charity.