Wisbech makes the dreams come true of three year old
A three-year-old girl was over the moon with her new Frozen inspired bedroom, thanks to the generosity of Wisbech.
Summer-Louise Chapman now has her dream bedroom thanks to the generosity of Walsoken plasterer Philip Doughty with help from Robert Maclaren.
The youngster immediately jumped on her new sleigh bed after her Frozen bedroom was unveiled.
Summer was diagnosed with chiari malformation, a condition in which the lower parts of her brain are pushed towards her spinal cord, and with scoliosis, curvature of the spine, when she was just six-months-old.
The happy go lucky youngster has to wear a brace to help the growth of her spine but the condition also affects her mobility and balance. She also has headaches.
People and businesses across Wisbech have been moved by Summer’s story and have rallied around to donate materials and Frozen merchandise to make the youngster’s dreams come true.
Mr Doughty said: “We are pleased with the final result. She loved it – mission accomplished.”
Summer and her family were taken out on Saturday while Mr Doughty completed the final touches to the Frozen bedroom.
The Wisbech family enjoyed a trip to Bygones Cafe in a specially decorated Mercedez and was brought back in a Duke’s of Hazard lorry.
When the youngster was finally allowed to look around her new bedroom she made a beeline for the new bed.
Mr Doughty, who has thanked the businesses in the area for getting behind the room, said: “I am a man’s man and tried not to get emotional but it did pull a chord.”
He spent hours designing and creating the bedroom after learning about Summer.
Parents Michael and Peta Chapman had asked for advice over Facebook to find a sleigh bed for Summer after being told it would cost £1,000.
They were overwhelmed with the response.
Mrs Chapman said: “It was absolutely fantastic – they have done a sterling job. Summer loves the bedroom. The bed is definitely her favourite.
“It was amazing to see her in the room for the first time. I stood there crying. We can’t thank everyone enough for making her dreams come true.”