The Johnson family (Rhys, Brooke, Rye, Jed and brand new baby Bowie Bel) are building their forever home. But in designing their home there were a whole heap of considerations for their very special boy.
Rye is battling with Cerebral Palsy and Undiagnosed Regression.
He has just turned 8 years old and he is such a special soul. His condition has no diagnosis and therefore at the moment, there is no cure.
Knowing their story well, KWD decided to work together with this beautiful family to help design a space that would cater to the whole family’s needs. With a separate wing designated for Rye and his carers, along with wheelchair access and enough room for their growing family, KWD is helping to bring all of the design elements together.
With incredible support from our supply partner Carpet World, we are hoping to make this house a wonderful sanctuary for the family, who spend so much time at home. A series of considered design decisions will create a modern coastal aesthetic – with a focus on sensible hard surfaces to suit the demands that Rye faces.
We look forward to helping the Johnson family realise their dream of building a safe, comfortable and beautiful home, and we are excited about creating an inspiring environment for Rye and his siblings. KWD has donated our design services and as a result we have had so many people approach us offering their services, labour, products and advice free of charge too.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE
It takes a village to raise a child right?
Especially one with special needs.
It also takes a village to build a home.
So I’m putting it out there…. Is there anyone who can add to the already incredible offering to support this family in achieving their dream?
The house is nearing plaster stage, so it’s the finishing touches that we need help with. Painting and decorating, furniture and soft furnishings, plant supply and landscaping, and so much more. If you know of anyone who might lend a hand, or be able to donate, please share this post.
The KWD office will co-ordinate the trades. We will also share all of your business details (if you wish) on our social pages and blogs. We hope to turn this house, where the budget has run out for things like furniture, artwork and a garden, into a finished home for the family. Getting the landscaping underway is one of our key goals, as is the possibility of a swimming pool for Rye – he loves swimming and a pool would be the ultimate support to his enjoyment and therapy!
Let’s rise to the challenge as a community and come together for this very special endeavour to help make this family’s home the best it can be.
Please email Jenny (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the KWD office (5974 1800) if there is any way you can assist with ‘Rye’s World’.
“HELPING ONE PERSON MIGHT NOT CHANGE THE WHOLE WORLD,
BUT IT COULD CHANGE THE WHOLE WORLD FOR ONE PERSON.”
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