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Special Spaces Ohio creates dream bedroom makeovers for dependent children ages 2-19 with cancer who are within one year of treatment. Our goal is to provide them a safe place to recover, heal, sleep and even play. A very special space just to be a kid!

– Cleveland –

Special Spaces Cleveland serves the following counties: Cuyahoga and Lorain.

The Cleveland team is lead by Director Shari Caruso.


– Toledo –

Special Spaces Toledo serves the following counties: Lucus, Wood and Monroe (Michigan).

The Toledo team is lead by Director Patti DeHenning.

SPECIAL SPACES TOLEDO: PO Box 214, Temperence, MI 48182
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“I cannot thank you guys enough for what you have done for Brooklyn! I haven’t seen her smile like that in a very long time. You guys are incredible and I am forever grateful to you and your team! Thank you for all of the time you spent on the smallest of details that made this room uniquely hers! Even a Minecraft water bottle?!!! Thank you for making our holiday brighter!”

– Brooklyn’s Mom

“Thank you again for Aidens special dinoroom! He still hasn’t left it since you guys left! He absolutely loves everything you guys did!“ 

– Aiden’s Dad

“Thank you Special Spaces Columbus Ohio for this AMAZING bedroom for Aiden! He did not want to leave it!!!!”

– Aiden’s Mom

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!…Kohta keeps walking into his room and saying how cool this is and how much he loves it. He asked me earlier if he was dreaming.”  

-Kohta’s mom

“Thank you so much! Vince loves everything! The chair has been amazing for treatments and when he doesn’t feel well. He loves being able to watch his own tv during treatments as well. His 2nd new chair goes perfect with the table he helped make. His favorite thing to do is Legos at the table. Because of Special Spaces Vince doesn’t complain as often about doing his treatments because he has such a cozy space.”

– Vince’s Mom

“We can not thank Special Spaces enough for this blessing!!  This room was created with so much love, creativity, and heart.  Everyone who made this happen was special and ahhMAEzing.  Thank you!  I hugged all of you because I wanted to let you know how much this meant to us. This gives Mae a safe space and a fun space to forgot all about her medical issues and only think about reading, building forts, coloring and having fun!!”

– Mae’s Mom



Northwestern Mutual, Special Spaces Recognize 10-Year Anniversary of Company’s Childhood Cancer Program with 10 Dream Bedroom Makeovers

In recognition of its Childhood Cancer Program's 10-year anniversary, Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, collaborated with Special Spaces to surprise 10 children across the U.S. affected by childhood cancer with dream bedroom makeovers. HGTV star Mina Starsiak Hawk collaborates on latest bedroom reveal for a child in her hometown. Experience the full interactive Multichannel

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