NEW MILFORD, P.A. - A New Milford, Pennsylvania teen battling a disease that attacks the nervous system has a new room to help him heal and express his love for law enforcement.
13-year old Joshua Bourassa opened the door to his new bedroom, courtesy of A Room to Heal.
Bourassa is battling Krabbe Disease, which effects his nervous system, resulting in him needing a wheelchair, and losing function in his right arm, legs, back and neck.
Bourassa loves law enforcement and his new room includes 2 displays of police patches, a New York State Police uniform and Stetson.
Plus, some non-police related items including a new ipad, a Nintendo Switch gaming system and a bed that can raise his feet and head.
Joshua's old room was pink, crowded and very drafty.
His mother, Rebecca Bourassa was floored when she entered the new space.
"It's the most beautiful room I've ever seen. I'm so excited. I'm speechless and it's just perfect. Josh is so deserving of it. I'm so thankful to everyone that donated and helped make this all possible,"
Bourassa was able to spend time with members of New York and Pennsylvania State Police and got to ride shotgun in a police cruiser.
The Fancher family also donated money to make the room a reality.
As a thank you, the Blue Ridge School District donated over $1,000 to Room to Heal in Joshua's honor.
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