Susan Harty (centre) has been battling cancer for the past five years
Cameco and the Riders Touchdown for Dreams has delivered another heart lifting gift for a very deserving Regina woman and her family.
Susan Harty, a 50 year-old wife and mother to a teenage daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer that has now spread to her liver.
While battling this devastating disease over the past five years, Susan and her husband continued to develop their home including major projects, like building a new garage.
Her request to Cameco and the Riders was to continue that work with a new kitchen renovation.
“The kitchen was the last room that really needed an upgrade, I mean we managed with what we had but it’s going to be so much nicer with this new environment, it will be a beautiful kitchen to work in,” Harty said.
In in just four days Bella Vista transformed the room into a state of the art modern day kitchen.
Harty said she was out of town when she got the call telling her she was chosen for the program.
“I was just stunned to hear that I had been chosen, we were actually in Edmonton and I was driving on the highway, using bluetooth of course, and that’s how we found out, it was a Sunday afternoon and I started crying while I was driving, but we were okay,” Harty said in an interview with 620 CKRM on Thursday.
The cost of the renovationm was about $40,000 it includes new flooring, cabinets , counter tops , appliances, lighting and paint.
Jonathan Huntington with Cameco said the whole process reminded them of a home-renovation show on TV.
‘It is an amazing dream request, a request that can benefit everybody including her family which is really a nice touch on her part. To try and pull a kitchen make-over off in such a short time, typically this would take a month to do, we wanted to do it quickly for Susan, to do it in four days and four nights and get it done was quite a project. It is something you would see on a reality TV show and it came to life in north Regina,” Huntington said.
Cameco said they had 52 applications this year, as the program continues to grow and gain popularity, seven women will have their wishes granted.
Since it started in 2011, 33 women have had their wishes granted.
Before and after photos of Bella Vista’s work.