KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Last week we told you about two special needs kids who won a bathroom remodel from a Kansas City company. Now those bathrooms are finished and FOX 4 Problem Solver Linda Wagar has the big reveal and the even bigger reaction from two very happy families.
Candita Crawford knew she was getting a new bathroom designed for her 13-year-old son Kelvon, but wasn’t expecting what she saw.
“(Screaming!!!) That is way cool!” Crawford exclaimed.
It’s the bathroom she’d always dreamed of her son, but never thought she’d see. The impossible dream came true when she won Schloegel Design Remodel’s “Big Splash” bathroom makeover for families with children with disabilities.
When Jake Schloegel first learned about 13-year-old Kelvon, Candita’s bathroom was just a shell where a contractor had torn it out, but then disappeared.
“They tore it out and left, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to come in and get it put back together for her,” Schloegel said.
A bathroom suited especially for Kelvon. Schloegel widened the door so his wheelchair could make it through. He also made the shower 10-feet long so both Kelvon and his helper will have plenty of room to maneuver.
“This is your new bathroom. This is where it all goes down,” Crawford explained to Kelvon.
Even the shower head is cool. It goes from blue to green to red depending on the temperature, so no surprises and no scalding. Although Kelvon can’t speak, Candita knows he’s aware just how great this bathroom is.
“His eyes got really big. He was looking around,” Crawford said. “It’s incredible, it’s really incredible.”
Kelvon and his mom weren’t the only winners, this year Schloegel picked two families.
Little Elizabeth Bird is also getting a new bathroom. When Schloegel arrived on the job, a lot of work had to be done. After the remodel, Elizabeth can use everything from the shower to the sink without help. Plus it’s purple, her favorite color.
“It’s really fun to watch her. I don’t think we’ll be able to get her out,” her mom, Susan, said.
Because what little girl doesn’t want her very own bathroom? Now she can use it all by herself thanks to Schloegel Design Remodel. These bathrooms are huge problem solved for both these families.