Etowah High School basketball player Matthew Lane was the recipient of a recent room makeover by Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD), a nonprofit that completes home renovations to bring joy and hope to children and families facing serious illnesses.
The 16-year-old was diagnosed with cancer after a mass was found in his jaw, and in January he underwent an 18-hour surgery to remove the tumor. His six-month recovery period has involved a soft diet, alkaline water, and physical and speech therapies. Matthew’s mom is a single mom and has had to take a leave from work to care for her son.
“We hope that an inspiring and stimulating bedroom, showcasing all of his favorite things, will have a positive impact on his recovery,” stated the SOARD website that hosts photos of the reveal. “Renovation, rest and remission are just what the doctor ordered!”
Photos by Kristi Weaver Photography