Morgan Cook, 13, stands in front of her custom she shed. The she shed was donated by the Visual Bucket List Foundation. MANSFIELD — Morgan Cook couldn’t believe it. The 13-year-old gazed in wonder at the she shed, decked out with chic gray couch, a furry white chair and a hot pink vanity. “This is mine?” Morgan continued to look around, taking in every detail, as an excited group of family and friends took in the excitement. The new she shed was customized perfectly for the little girl with a big heart and a love for all things girly — from the spray of pink butterflies on the wall to the hand-painted vanity filled with bags of makeup, nail polish and styling tools. “The she shed is just absolutely amazing. It’s Morgan to a T,” said Morgan’s father, Chad Cook. “Her reaction when we pulled in and she saw it for the first time was probably the biggest thing for me. To see the grin on her face — I can’t thank the Visual Bucket List enough.” Morgan received her she shed from the Visual Bucket List Foundation, a non-profit that helps children who are or who will be faced with severe visual impairment or total loss of vision experience lasting visual memories. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing pure joy and excitement in a child’s face. That is what we were able to see Friday night with Morgan when she received the keys to her she shed,” said Steve and Christine Myers, co-founders of the Visual Bucket List Foundation. In the past, the Visual Bucket List has arranged special experiences and trips for children to enjoy while they still have their sight. Opportunities for travel are limited due to COVID-19, so the organization and Morgan’s parents came up with the idea to give Morgan a private haven to express her creativity. “She’s a girly girl,” said Cook. “She loves to dance. She loves music. She’s very artistic and creative which I think is why she likes the hair and the makeup.” The day after her once-in-a-lifetime surprise, […]
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