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Surprise room makeover for boy battling cancer


An eleven year old Murfreesboro boy battling a form of childhood cancer got a surprise he will never forget.

Kobe Lowe spent weeks at Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital, and was finally release on Christmas Eve.

For weeks there has been a flurry of activity to make Kobe's dream co me true, and it all took place in one room.

His bedroom.

On Saturday, workers from special spaces were busy preparing Kobe's room and delivering everything needed to transform his room into his fantasy.

What is this fantasy?

"He loves motocross, the circus, Hot Wheels, Legos, and he loves the ocean," said Jennifer Swain, who works with Special Spaces. "And we are bringing monster trucks and the circus. We are bringing it to life in Kobe's room."

Sounds like a tall order, but when you have Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus behind the project, it can happen in one day.

Today workers were busy making over Kobe's room, while Kobe went to visit his grandmother for the day.

Gigi the Clown from the Ringling Brothers Circus was there as well.

"We partnered with Children's Hospital to create a really amazing and memorable room for Kobe." Gigi said.

It was three weeks in the planning and one day to construct, and voila! Kobe's room was transformed into his perfect fantasy when Kobe returned, his eyes closed, the countdown to a special surprise.

It's not every day a circus clown is there to greet you and show you the new room.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus comes to town January 23-26 at Bridgestone Arena. The circus will donate one dollar to Children's Hospital for every admission to the circus on Friday, January 24th.

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