Flathead County Coverage

Oct 6, 2011 11:05 AM by Laura Wilson (KAJ News)

Volunteers keep helping young Kalispell cancer victim

KALISPELL- Special Spaces designs custom rooms for terminally ill children and cancer victim Katelyn Roker was the first person in the Flathead it served.

Volunteers worked 15 hour days over the past week making sure they finished the room in time for the 6-year-old to see pictures of it.

They have put the finishing touches on the room and volunteers say Katelyn has already seen pictures of it and is very excited about her new, improved room.

"Tim--the Grandpa--told us...when we actually took pictures and sent them over, that it was the first time she had smiled in two days. And [he said] she had to get home to make cappuccino for everybody with her tea set," Flathead Valley Special Spaces Director Paula Strickland said.

Special Spaces also designed a new room for Katelyn's two brothers and are already planning on creating a dream room for another child in the Flathead, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The non-profit group works soley from donations. If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or finding out more information, call (406) 755.3443.

Contact Laura Wilson

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