Julia's She Shed Project

Here’s our second post about another project VHT was proud to be involved in.  

Last summer, VHT was given the opportunity to participate in a very special project. Julia lives in Berkeley and has Mitochondrial disease, a rare progressive illness that affects various organs in her body. Last Spring Julia was turning 20 and wanted her own private space but still needed to be close to Mom & Dad because of her physical limitations.

Julia’s parents began talking with the Make a Wish Foundation about building a new living space for their daughter. Make a Wish does home makeovers for families in need but has limited budgets for projects. They hired a contractor and word spread quickly. Before long, an interior designer volunteered her services, Restoration Hardware donated furniture, other contractors pitched in and Julia’s She Shed project was born!

For the technology component, a VHT customer donated the TV and VHT wired the network to the She Shed, installed a wifi system and set up the TV & cable box so her media & entertainment would be up and running when she moved in. The project was kept secret until May 2 when the She Shed was revealed to Julia, see 10m 40 sec marker in this video for Julia’s reaction:

Go to the 10m 45sec marker in this video for Julia’s reaction.

Julia loves babies, dogs and cooking. She’s also a strong independent thinker and is involved in a variety of causes on social media as a mentor to other kids with chronic diseases.  She’s an advocate for patient-centered care and an avid researcher of medical advances related to hers and other conditions. The She Shed has given her more independence and privacy, and an environment to allow her to continue her social outreach and medical research.  
We’re happy to have played a role in making Julia’s She Shed a reality!

Please contact us at 925-828-8741 ext 1 for any of your technology needs. We are always happy to assist.

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