Sleep Options is proud to announce that we have donated four of our memory foam mattress sets to a family in need. When we heard the story of the Johnson-Goslee family, we knew we wanted to help. On an upcoming episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, you will get to see the life changing tale of Whyzir Johnson-Goslee, a 16 year old boy who experienced a tragic accident. On December 24th, 2010, Whyzir was helping his grandfather repair his 80 year old home that needed a lot of improvement. While working on an almost finished project, Whyzir found himself in a dangerous situation. His jacket got caught in the teeth of the miter saw blade, causing him to fall backwards and the saw to collapse on top of him. Whyzir ultimately had his left hand severed by the machine. Weeks and surgeries later, Whyzir was informed of the traumatic news: his hand could not be saved.
Despite the tragic news, Whyzir kept a positive attitude, returning to school shortly thereafter. With the love and support from his family, Whyzir was given the inspiration to continue his daily routines, help around the house, and give back to the community. One of his most notable contributions to his Maryland community has been helping to preserve African-American culture and history.
Whyzir and his family were living in a house that has severe structural issues because its foundation is above ground. The house has uneven ceilings and walls, in addition to insufficient plumbing. The Johnson-Goslee family cannot shower or bathe due to these issues, but they’ve made do. Regardless, Whyzir has not let his accident affect his dedication in helping his mother repair their home. On September 28th, 2011, the team from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition surprised Whyzir and his family. They would finally be getting a new home; something they truly deserve.
With the help of community volunteers, the Fusion Companies, and all of the other donators, this miracle was set into motion. We are so happy that we were able provide Sleep Options mattresses to such a remarkable boy and his family.
We have donated four mattresses in total: two 8” full memory foam mattress sets and two 8” queen memory foam mattress
sets. Along with their functioning home, we felt that the Johnson-Goslee family deserved the best night’s sleep they could possibly get. Sleep Options memory foam mattresses will shape and conform to their bodies, allowing them to fall into a deep, comfortable sleep each and every night. If any of the family members had been facing aches or body pains, our mattresses will be sure to relieve that. Getting a good night’s rest enables people to wake up feeling refreshed and stress-free, and this is what we are striving to provide the Johnson-Goslee family with.
We are extremely excited to see how everything works out with Whyzir and the Johnson-Goslees! For more information on the family, please visit the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition website. For more information on or to purchase Sleep Options mattresses, please visit Sleepy’s.