Tennessee CHAPTER

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Special Spaces Tennessee 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!

– Chattanooga –

Special Spaces Chattanooga Tennessee serves the following counties: Hamilton, Bradley, Marion, Rhea, Meigs, McMinn, Polk and Monroe.

Special Spaces Chattanooga Georgia serves the following counties: Dade, Walker, Catoosa and Whitfield.

– Knoxville –

Special Spaces Knoxville serves the following counties: Knoxville, Knox, Blount, Sevier, Anderson, Loudon, Jefferson, Roane, Grainger, and Union.

A Legacy of Kindness — Special Spaces has lost a special friend with the tragic and untimely passing of Stephen Chen. Through both his personal and professional support, as president of MLILY USA, Stephen demonstrated his genuine love of our mission and his commitment to those we serve. MLILY’s sponsorship has been and continues to be instrumental in our work to provide dream bedroom makeovers for children with cancer.

With his funny, energetic, and visionary approach to every aspect of his life — family, faith, work, or play — Stephen was always surprising us with something new and wonderful.

“Dream BIG” has always been a motto for our organization, but Stephen encouraged us to dream bigger. His vision became a reality, and his impact is immeasurable. We offer our deepest condolences to his wonderful family, and to his universe of beloved friends and colleagues. Stephen will ever and always hold a special space in our hearts.

MLILY Stephen Chen






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“Special Spaces is a tremendous organization that reminds us of the power of community, of how people banding together can reach into hearts and homes to make sure needs are met and people are cared for. Through our partnership with Special Spaces we’re committed to helping advance their mission of giving these brave children a comfortable, fun room in which to heal and thrive.”

– MLILY President – Special Spaces Sponsor

“My time with Special Spaces has filled my heart in ways I didn’t expect. I cherish our projects with each and every family, and am continually honored to be included in their fights against cancer. Our Special Spaces children are so strong, and I am beyond blessed to help bring joy and hope to them and their families.”

– Special Spaces Volunteer



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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