NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Ronald McDonald House dedicated a new playroom inside its home away from home for children receiving care at Nashville-area hospitals.
“There are literally kinds peeking through the window everyday waiting for us to open the door so they can get in there,” said Heather Powell with the Ronald McDonald House.
The new space, which was designed by interior designer Leslie Ann Wilson, who donated her services for the project, is interactive and inviting.
“We tried to update the look and keep the colors exciting and bright,” Wilson explained. “We were able to raise the light levels as I mentioned with LED lighting. There’s blues, greens and grays and a bench cushion across the back window wall.”
The new playroom is equipped with a number of new toys and is designed to make the uncertainty of a hospital stay and medical treatment easier for children and their parents.
“We have a new play kitchen, new little work bench. We have the train table where Thomas the Train track is laid out and all the little trains are there,” Wilson said.
News 2 anchors Neil Orne and Dawn Davenport helped raise money for the project while running the Country Music Marathon in April.