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Must Sleep Mattress Giveaway Winner: The Whitney Family

Mar 28, 2018 10:23AM ● By The Hood Magazine

The Whitney Family

Marilyn, Jayson, Isabel (14), Brianna (13), James (12), Reese (6) and Hudson (1)

The Whitney Family is from Sioux Falls. Jayson and Marilyn have five children and they say a new mattress is going to bring them just the relief they need. Their six-year-old daughter, Reese, was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer in 2013. The family travels to Memphis every six months for check-ups.

When they’re at home, their one-year-old, Hudson, sleeps in their bed with them. They’re excited about what this means for their family.

“We are so excited to have a quality mattress to rest on,” said Marilyn. “It means a sound night's sleep and that we get something that is just for us.”

The Whitney family was shocked and excited hearing the news about their new mattress. As a family of seven, life is busy and costs quickly add up. They say this couldn’t have come at a better time.

“My husband and I both work full time away from home,” said Marilyn. “We do not get any type of assistance. We have a dog and two lizards. We work really hard to provide our kids with a good life.”

Marilyn says she’s thankful to have businesses like Beds by Design in the community who are willing to stop forward and make a difference.

“I would really like to thank you for doing this for our family and the others,” said Marilyn. “I am blown away by this generosity and this allows me to continue believing in the kindness of others. Having a company like this in our community is amazing. I feel so grateful to be blessed by Beds by Design!”