Aryaan's Musical Dream Room

Aryaan's Musical Dream Room

Montclair, NJ... Aryaan, a handsome, happy-go-lucky 5 year-old boy who shines with light... was diagnosed with high risk ALL Leukemia on January 29th at Morristown Medical Center.  The family's world was turned upside down as they watched their little boy lose his hair, his appetite, and his ability to be and play with friends. Due to his disease, he has been home schooled and misses his friends dearly.  What's a parent to do? Welcome Gracie... an amazing GoldenDoodle... whose best friend and new found love is of course Aryaan.  
 
Caring for and protecting your child from illness can be challenging for anybody.  But when it's cancer... it tests the very core of ones soul, spirit and faith.  To offer some hope, Ann Stocknoff, LCSW, the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Social Worker at the Valerie Center at Goreyeb Children's Center contacted Healing Spaces and nominated Aryaan for a Dream Room.  Within minutes of reviewing the application, The Aryaan Dream Room Project became the focus of our attention.  Our aim, to brighten up both his... and his mom and dad's world... by Bringing Healing to the Home.
 
Working from Friday through Sunday, Healing Spaces co-founders Matt and Mark Dumoff, along with a group of awesome project volunteers including Dana Bezozo (Syracuse '12), Aaron David (Emory University '12) and his brother Zach David (Johns Hopkins, Sophmore), Bob and Lauren Winn (SUNY-New Paltz, Freshman), skilled contractor James Glayat, and lead designer extraordinaire Lyani Powers... teamed up to create a magical Musical Dream Room!  
 
We extend a huge THANKS to Barry Kirschner and our friends at the Valerie Fund for their unwavering support to our mission.  And helping to make it possible for Healing Spaces to takeover the home for 3 days, are our amazing friends at the Short Hills Hilton. Paul Holden, Director of Sales & Marketing, and his entire team of hospitality professionals... accommodated the Chauhan family like royalty in a fantastic suite.  Our heartfelt thanks go to Paul and the crew for all that they do to create a great guest experience. 
 
On Sunday, the Big Reveal.  The result... a musical healing environment for Aryaan with more breathing space... more light... and more energy!  What a blessing to meet such an incredible family who opened their home, their hearts and their gratitude so that we can bring in a little light and love.

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