A year later, room trans­for­ma­tion still pleases

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

More than a year later, Drumheller res­i­dent Shan­non Dart still loves her Made in the Shade’s room trans­for­ma­tion.

Made in the Shade held a con­test in late 2014 for a room makeover and asked res­i­dents to nom­i­nate a de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ent to have their home get the Made in the Shade touch. Shan­non Dart was the win­ner.

“I am eter­nally thank­ful for my friends who nom­i­nated me and to Heather (Col­berg) and Kerri (Keu­fler) who se­lected me and trans­formed my liv­ing room and din­ing room into an oa­sis,” she said.

Dart was nom­i­nated by Kim­berly Fishcer, Ali­son Afa­ga­nis, Deb Day and San­dra Nguy. In the nom­i­nat­ing let­ter, they de­scribe a ded­i­cated mother who is fight­ing serous health is­sues head on. Through her bat­tle she en­dured dif­fi­cult treat­ments with a “bring it on at­ti­tude,” all the while work- Shan­non Dart was the win­ner of the Made in the Shade Room trans­for­ma­tion just over a year ago and says Made in the Shade’s touch has made her house a home.

ing to build a nor­mal life for he son as pri­mary care­giver, an ac­tive vol­un­teer in school and com­mu­nity. In 2010, she in­spired hun­dreds of stu­dents to join the Cana­dian Blood Ser­vices One­Match Stem Cell and Mar­row Net­work.

“We could never fully know ev­ery­thing that this amaz­ing per­son has been through and strug­gled with, but we do know her amaz­ing courage and ex­tra­or­di­nary strength,” states the nom­i­nat­ing let­ter penned by her friends. “She is hard work­ing, con­sci­en­tious, ded­i­cated, am­bi­tious, giv­ing, lov­ing, smart and dili­gent.”

Dart says the makeover has made a dif­fer­ence in her life.

“Be­fore the rooms were ba­sic with a lack of colour and style. Now the rooms are invit­ing, cozy and stylish.”

“I still look for­ward to invit­ing peo­ple over and shar­ing the amaz­ing trans­for­ma­tion. Thank you Heather and Kerri for turn­ing my house into a home and my liv­ing room into a sanc­tu­ary.”

I am eter­nally thank­ful for my friends who nom­i­nated

me and to Heather (Col­berg) and Kerri (Keu­fler) who se­lected me and trans­formed my liv­ing room

and din­ing room into an oa­sis.”

Shan­non Dart

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