11 -year-old boy diagnosed with cancer receives ‘A Room to Heal’ room makeover

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A local boy dealing with cancer now has his own room to heal.

Eleven-year-old Damon Goga returned home Tuesday to a completely re-done bedroom.

Damon was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in his left tibia back in November. 

The project was done by “A Room to Heal” an organization that works on rooms for kids with serious medical conditions to help create an environment of healing. 

Co-Founder Linda Salomons knows first hand what it’s like to have a child deal with cancer.

She says seeing the families’s reaction makes it all worth it. 

“Just being part of it, talking about the healing elements we can bring into play, it’s exhausting it’s a lot of work there’s no doubt about it there’s a lot of planning. But then the reward is just so incredibly huge, it’s really amazing,” said Salomons.

After completing his twelfth and final round of chemo-therapy Damon and his family received a ride home in a limo to see his new room.

Damon shares the room with his 18 year-old brother Derek.

Before the project the two slept in a bunk bed, now they each have their own separate beds.

Derek says the support for his brother has been overwhelming. 

“So many people donated and just helped us out. Not only with this but with everything, So big thanks to the community for that it shows you guys really care,” said Derek Goga.

A Room To Heal was founded in 2005 and has worked on over 100 bedrooms and community projects in the Binghamton area.

For more information, go to ARoomToHeal.net.

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