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Brain tumor patient gets welcome home gift

READ MORE: Welcome Home Angels helps a patient
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Welcome Home Angel is a local non-profit organization that uses donations to redecorate bedrooms for kids who are ill, or disabled. This program has been a little like "Extreme Home Makeover" since a local man started it last year. Four local kids have had their rooms remodeled. After spending months in rehab recovering from 6 brain tumor surgeries, 17-year-old Rashone Jackson is home. As if that's not enough, a newly decorated bedroom is waiting for him. The local non-profit organization Welcome Home Angel was founded last year. The idea is to have a fun, comfortable living space to look forward to coming home to. Rashone told volunteers he liked basketball and that’s the theme they gave him. The makeover not only makes their room and home look better, it also helps aid in daily activities, for example, a ramp has been added so Rashone can get into the house in his wheel chair. He also has a new portable shower head, and railings to help him be independent. "It made me feel excited; like I was in a whole new home,” said Rashone. Rashone’s mom, Daphne Webb, is also very excited. She said, "It makes me feel good. I'm just happy to have him home. It's been a long, long road. 3 months and I'm just happy to have him home." Recovery and learning how to walk again won't be easy, but Rashone will get through with help. Welcome Home Angel helps children in New Hanover and surrounding counties. Donations have been down lately, so if you can help by giving your time, money or services, you can reach the organization at (910) 515-4242, or visit their website www.welcomehomeangel.com.

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