Six patient families receive beds from Ashley Furniture

Sophia Rubio, left, sits with her mom, Claudia, on her new bed that was given to her by Ashley Furniture HomeStore on February 10. Her two siblings sit with their dad on one of the other new beds the family received.

Six Loma Linda University Health families are sleeping a little better thanks to Ashley Furniture HomeStore. As part of their Hope to Dream program, 11 beds were donated to six patients and their siblings.

One of those patients is Sophia Rubio, 11, of Riverside, who has been a patient at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital since she was diagnosed with systemic Scleroderma, a rare and progressively debilitating disease, in 2009, when she was just 4 years old.

Rubio and her two siblings each received a new twin mattress, bed frame, bedding and pillow from Ashley Furniture.

In addition to the new beds, the six families were treated with a surprise trip to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, which included a meet and greet with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse. Each family received park hopper tickets and met the Ashley Furniture Hope to Dream team.

Over 50 beds have been donated to Loma Linda University Health families through the Hope to Dream program since April 2016.

“It is the hope of Ashley Furniture that every child around the world has a clean, unused mattress set to call their own,” said Kurt Haines, senior vice president, Ashley Furniture HomeStore. “We appreciate the efforts of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital to assist us in our efforts to make that possible. Because of them, 11 kids now have a bed to call their own.”

A portion of every Ashley HomeStore mattress set purchase goes to Hope to Dream, a program designed to provide a free twin mattress, bed frame, bedding and pillow to underprivileged children ages 3-16.