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Nonprofit redesigns Fitchburg girl’s bedroom

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FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- A Fitchburg girl with a rare genetic disorder got a bedroom makeover on Saturday, for free.

11-year-old Makayla Schmidt has fought epilepsy and has had major brain surgeries.

That's why Designing Dreams, a nonprofit in Wisconsin and Minnesota, decided to redesign her bedroom. They do this for children fighting cancer and other diseases.

"They're concentrating on making through each day, and our goal is to make this space everything they could imagine and more so that they are surrounded by all of their favorite things everyday," said Lauren Curwick, with Designing Dreams.

It's an act of kindness Makayla says she hopes brings smiles to more kids, too.

"It makes me feel very happy for the other children, and I feel like every child should have fun if they're sick and that they should be happy, too," she told 27 News.

This is the 21st bedroom Designing Dreams has redone.

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