Young cancer survivor gets room remodel of her dreams

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CHICAGO -- Today Sophia Bahena is a happy healthy 7-year-old. But it was a long road to get here.

She was diagnosed with leukemia when she was four years old.  For two and a half years, Sophia endured chemo, surgery, seemingly endless hospital stays and isolation from friends and her siblings;  Liliana, Tatiana and Lucas.

Now that the family is cancer free, it is time for a little joy. Today at their  Northwest Chicago home, Sophia and her sisters’ bedroom was transformed into the princess castle she’s always dreamed of.

Special Spaces Illinois headed up the complete makeover of the girl’s room and then some.

A playroom, a closet and a bathroom accompany the castle room.  Even brother Lucas wasn’t left out.

In just one day the painting, building and electrical was completed.  It was a massive and fast buildout to make this little girl – and her sisters – blissfully unaware of cancer – if at least for just one day.

The room reveal will be the end to an exciting 24 hours for the Bahena’s. Last night the family was whisked off to Medieval Times in Schaumburg via limousine for dinner, a show and pictures.

And today Princess Sophia now finally getting the kingdom she always dreamed of.


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