A Ray of Hope in the Face of Adversity: Little Calla Receives Dream Bedroom on Her Birthday

A Ray of Hope in the Face of Adversity: Little Calla Receives Dream Bedroom on Her Birthday

Elk River family received a new basement remodel and bedroom makeover at no charge through Purpose Driven Restoration, NARI Cares MN, and Make-A-Wish.


(Elk River, Mn) — December 22, 2023  This year, in a heartwarming representation of compassion and unity, Purpose Driven Restoration (PDR) partnered with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI Cares MN) and the Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring a ray of hope into the life of a young inspiration battling Leukemia.

Calla, a brave young girl, was diagnosed with leukemia in January of 2022 at just 10 years old. As the eldest of 8 siblings, she faced the challenges of cancer amidst shared living spaces. NARI Cares MN, Make-A-Wish, and PDR joined forces to build Calla her very own bedroom. Due to the conscientious efforts from these organizations, Calla received a birthday gift she will never forget. Their dedication and commitment transformed this family’s basement into an oasis of her dreams.

The project, funded by NARI Cares MN, exemplified how local businesses united to create a significant difference for a family in need. Purpose Driven Restoration, is a restoration company known for its commitment to selfless service, went above and beyond to ensure that Calla’s bedroom makeover was a resounding success.

The makeover of Calla’s bedroom was a labor of love. Skilled installers from all over Minnesota donated their time and efforts to create a space that would not only make Calla’s dreams come true but also provide her with a haven of comfort during her medical journey. The outpouring of support and generosity was nothing short of empowering.

The grand reveal took place on Calla’s birthday, making it an even more special occasion. Friends, family, and the remodeling team gathered to witness the sheer joy on Calla’s face as she stepped into her brand-new bedroom. The room was full of all her favorite things such as books, Legos, and all things blue. It was a moment that left not a dry eye in the room, as the love and kindness extended to Calla and her family.

The success of this heartwarming project is a testament to the power of community, the spirit of generosity, and the determination to make the world a better place. Purpose Driven Restoration, NARI, Make-A-Wish, and the team of installers highlighted how businesses can use their resources and expertise to create a lasting impact in the lives of those in need.


As Purpose Driven Restoration continues to live up to its name, this project serves as a remarkable example of what can be achieved when a company embraces its purpose of selfless service to lend a hand to those who need it most.

In the end, the greatest reward was not only the magical transformation of Calla’s bedroom but also the beautiful smile on her face. What more perfect way to celebrate than on her birthday surrounded by love and support. The story of Calla’s dream bedroom is a beautiful reminder that even in the face of adversity, with the enduring presence of hope and compassion, individuals can come together to make an impact on the lives around them.

A big thank you to the following organizations for making this dream come true:

PDR can be contacted at 763-633-4737 or info@pdrmn.com for home remodeling projects in the MN 11-County Metro.

Hugo Coffee Roasters Coupon: SAVEDOGS