Meet Ann Alaboud

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Arts and an MBA in HR. However, I always found myself creating craft work such as scrapbooking, painting and drawing. After traveling to Europe and obtaining my culinary training, I decided to take the leap of faith into an amazing...

Meet Darah Spittle

Darah is a 37-year-old mother of 2, recently engaged. In October 2021, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 HER2+ Breast Cancer. She had 6 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and has since had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, all while undergoing radiation. Your...

Meet Katrina Dorow

My heart is so full with gratitude after hearing the news from Marcie Kay that I have been nominated by my mother, Carol, and selected for the Happy Haven master bedroom makeover. When I heard the news, gratitude and relief flooded my body. Happy tears of joy! The...

MEET KIMBERLY FOELL

MEET KIMBERLY FOELL In Sept. of 2021, Kim Fowell went in for her yearly mammogram. In October, she was brought in for an ultrasound and that is when her life changed. Kim was diagnosed with IDC Hers2+ breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy in Dec. 2021, started chemo in...

MEET JENNIFER TRESCH

I’m Jennifer Tresch. I’m 46 and I live with Bloom’s Syndrome. Bloom’s is a rare genetic disorder that causes small stature, a weakened immune system and more susceptibility to cancers. This past December, I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. This is my fourth time...

MEET GRACELYN SPRINGER

Most people never meet their hero, I gave birth to mine. Meet Our Warrior Princess, Gracelyn Jo! Our life will forever be split in two, before November 14, 2020 and what came after. Gracelyn woke up with a severely painful headache and non-stop vomiting (after...

Meet Heather Marshall

Meet Heather Marshall I am a mom of 6 beautiful children. My favorite thing in life is being a mom, so the day I found a lump, my whole world flashed in front of my eyes.  June 1, 2021, is when my results came in, and I received a call from the hospital explaining...

MEET NATALIE PAULSEN

Natalie was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on June 24, 2021. An unusual bump that appeared on Natalie’s forehead led her to her an appointment with her pediatrician. Other than the physical sign of the bump, Natalie did not have any symptoms of illness....

MEET ELLIOT KRUMM

Elliot Krumm was diagnosed with High Grade Large B Cell "Burkitt-like" Lymphoma in September of 2021. His cancer is also present in his spinal fluid. His tumor in his throat was so large it was beginning to block his airway and he required a temporary tracheotomy so...

MEET JESSICA HOWE

Jessica's Story I am blessed to be a registered nurse and have given all my time and talents to helping others when they need it the most. It’s been a gift from God to show grace and love to patients I have cared for. The medical team that has cared for me during my...

Meet Hudson McKearney’s

My Happy Place has the honor of traveling to Eldridge, IA (Quad City area) in Feb. to give the unique gift of a bedroom makeover to sweet 4-year-old, Hudson McKearney. Hudson’s mother, Jessica, sent in an application for her son last July, but after learning the money...

Savannah’s Story

Savannah Gunn Savannah is a spirited fourteen-year-old that was just starting to enjoy the freedoms that summer had to offer: sleeping in, unlimited time with friends, late nights in the cul de sac with neighborhood friends when she noticed a purple rash forming on...

Meet Adelynn Moody

MY HAPPY PLACE-Harpswell is happy to announce we are about to embark on our first bedroom makeover for a smart, vibrant and fierce 9-year-old girl. Adelynn Moody of Harpswell, is currently battling leukemia for a second time. Reveal date/time tentatively set for the...

Meet Ethan Johnson!

The following is from Ethan’s mom, Jen, about his journey so far. Ethan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on September 22nd, 2019 at 4 years old. Early signs were noticed and so we tested his blood sugar that morning after breakfast. It was 511. A non-type 1 person...

Shelly Cornwell Sanford

Shelly Cornwell Sanford

We are proud to announce our next very deserving recipient , Shelly Sanford.Shelly was first diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2009. She underwent mastectomy and chemotherapy. She was diagnosed 7 years later with metastatic breast cancer. Please read Shelly’s...

Cheryl Hutchens – Mankato, MN Recipient

Meet Cheryl Hutchens On November 13, 2015 shortly after my 57th birthday I found out I had ovarian cancer. I was going into surgery not knowing the outcome. My surgery went for hours and hours that day with my sister Diana waiting for the doctor to come out. When I...

Liberty Ashworth – On The Road Recipient

Liberty Ashworth Liberty Ashworth is a 15-year-old from Panora. She was diagnosed in Nov. 2020 with Stage IV Adenocarcinoma Colorectal Cancer that had metastasized to her liver. Just six short days later, she underwent surgery at Mayo in Rochester, MN. We returned...