I wish to have a room redo
end-stage kidney disease
Davonte's room redo provides a place of respite
Davonte is a 4-year-old boy from Detroit, who adores playing with cars and trucks. While waiting for a kidney transplant, Davonte goes to Children’s Hospital of Michigan three times a week for dialysis. When it came time to decide on his wish, Davonte wished for a room redo featuring his favorite colors along with cars and trucks.
"[Davonte is] one of our dialysis patients, so we have spent a lot of time with him over the past several years,” said Meghan Zechmeister, a clinical transplant social worker at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “From the time his volunteers reached out, getting to brainstorm ideas with him all the things he could do for his wish was awesome. It gave them something to look forward to. To be able to focus on something that isn’t their treatment for a little bit makes such a big difference.”
During this pandemic, Davonte’s home has become his safe space, and the family only leaves their house to go to medical appointments. His renovated bedroom will provide a wonderful respite where he can safely rest and play with his family for years to come.