Wisbech’s generosity creates Frozen room for Summer
A three-year-old girl with a rare medical condition will be getting her dream bedroom thanks to the generosity of Wisbech.
Summer-Louise Chapman is a big fan of the Disney Frozen film and will soon be sleeping in a sleigh-shaped bed, which is being made by Walsoken plasterer Philip Doughty with help from Robert Maclaren.
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.
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.
Since then people from across the town have donated goods and money to create a special bedroom for Summer.
Mrs Chapman, of Wisbech, said: “It feels like Summer has stolen Wisbech’s heart. We have been overwhelmed with the response and we are very grateful.”
Mr Doughty will be making the bed and will incorporate a television and sensory lights to help Summer’s development. He will also be re-decorating the bedroom.
He said: “The response has been amazing. The amount of people who have offered to help or have given donations has been amazing.
“We have had companies say: ‘Come in and take what you want.’
“When I met Summer I wanted to do something to help.”