Room for Hope
Feeling normal and healthy while struggling with the devastation of cancer and its treatment can create needed encouragement for a patient during a very bleak time. One Girl Scout’s desire, drive and initiative provided women with cancer such a place in Texoma.
The Room for Hope, located at Reba’s Ranch House was a project originally created by Girl Scout, Maria Hayes during her senior year at Denison High School as a community service project in attempt to complete her Gold Award. Maria started the Room for Hope as a place where women battling cancer could find items such as prosthetics, bras and wigs without having to drive outside of the community.
The project grew to include hats, scarves, books and comfort items for women during their fight lovingly donated by survivors, church groups and friends. All items are given at no charge with the only requirement to return them to the Room if ever they are no longer needed. Currently the Room for Hope has in supply wigs, hats, scarves, bras, breast prosthetics, and educational materials
A Special Thank you to Bella Fontana Spa, Yarning to Serve, Texas Oncology and community supporters for your generous donations making the room possible.