NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WRKN) – While the Nashville Predators are on the road, the wives and girlfriends of players and coaches joined non-profit Special Spaces to redecorate the bedroom of a Sumner County girl suffering from cancer.
Jessica Meyers, 13, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. She has undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments during her battle with cancer.
Rhonda McCarthy, wife of Predators Assistant Coach Kevin McCarthy, led Saturday’s endeavor.
“[Jessica] is in recovery and it’s just a good way to celebrate her, stepping into her new life. She has a great attitude. This is an awesome kid and we’re thrilled to do it,” said McCarthy.
The Meyers family was treated to a day out of the house while dozens of volunteers worked to makeover Jessica’s bedroom. The makeover featured 1980’s-themed décor and was revealed to Jessica Saturday evening.
Kristen Laviolette, wife of Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said “One of the greatest things about doing something like this and working with Special Spaces is that we can be hands-on. You get to be a part of it, see that child’s face brighten and light-up when they come and see their new special room. It’s the greatest feeling ever.”
Special Spaces is currently looking for volunteers to direct future room makeover projects. For more information click here.