04/29/11 An ailing young Plymouth girls dream of finally having a bedroom of her home is about to come true. Volunteers from the Plymouth Kiwanis and dozens of others in the Marshall County Community have been giving of their time and talent over the past month to make it come true.
11-year-old Destiny Cartwright of Plymouth is suffering from congestive heart failure brought on by a bout of rheumatic fever. This has limited her mobility had she has great trouble getting up and down the stairs to the bedroom she shares with her two brothers. She desperately wants to have a bedroom of her own. The Plymouth Kiwanis group heard about the case, and have been working with volunteers to expand her family’s 6th Road home to construct a two bedroom addition to their home so Destiny can be near her parents.
Work started on the project in early April and it is nearly complete. Last weekend volunteers were there putting up drywall and over the next week crews will be back getting it ready to be painted. That is planned for May 7th.
The Make A Wish Foundation has agreed to complete the project by completely furnishing and decorating Destiny’s new bedroom just the way she wants it.
All of the labor and most of the materials for this new addition are being donated. It is estimated that an additional $15,000 is needed to cover what has not been donated. Many generous donations have come in but more is needed to pay for what is not being donated.
If you would like to make a cash donation to the project, you can do so by stopping by Lake City Bank (862 E Jefferson, Plymouth) and making your check out to “Kiwanis Destiny’s Wish.” Donations for Destiny’s Wish may also be sent to: Kiwanis-Destiny’s Wish, P.O. Box 504, Plymouth, IN 46563. Material donations of lumber, drywall and shingles are also needed. To make material donations, please call Keith Woods at 935-6500 or 935-0202 or Dale Cramer at Lake City Bank at 935-4200.
There is also a Zumba Dance planned for this weekend at the LifePlex in Plymouth and all proceeds from the dance will go towards the project. The dance runs from noon to 3 PM on Saturday, April 30th. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. In addition to the dance, there will be a silent auction of autographed sports items from Jeff Samardzija of the Chicago Cubs and Robbie Hummel of Purdue, limousine ride to and from Chicago, gift certificates to various businesses and restaurants, Cubs and White Sox tickets (both with parking passes), Mary Kay products, Zumbawear, Scentsy, and much, much more!