Blissful Bedrooms

Alberto’s bedroom makeover

UPDATE!!! During the weekend of 11/18-11/20/11, A team of Blissful Bedrooms volunteers – TEAM ALBERTO – gave Alberto the WWE wrestling-themed bedroom of his dreams! More than 20 dedicated and talented individuals physically and creatively contributed to this act of love and compassion, and countless other individuals made donations to invest in Alberto’s happiness – ALBERTO’S ANGELS, making it all possible. Alberto’s room is now a totally cool, completely unique, wrestling-themed teenager heaven. He has a sanctuary, of which he was the ultimate visionary and designer, a place where he can escape from the challenges and rigors of daily life to feel rejuvenated, happy, inspired and peaceful. Even more remarkable than that, we wrapped our collective arms around Alberto and his family, and left their home with a palpable and all-pervading, loving and compassionate energy that is guaranteed to linger for a lifetime, and send ripple effects out into the world. There is something more self-assured and proud about Alberto these days! In fact his heart seems to have blossomed and opened and it appears as though he looks at the world through different eyes. The joyful and confident smile Alberto wears on his face lately is the highest compensation we could ever hope for! Alberto, may all of your days on earth be blissful and may you derive much enjoyment and happiness from your Blissful Bedroom.


Please take a few moments to view the photos from Alberto's makeover weekend, which include Before & After photos of his bedroom, pictures of the details and original art work, his reaction to the Revealing of his bedroom, the process of transforming the bedroom and the Reveal party celebration with past Blissful Bedrooms makeover recipients, friends and supporters.
Alexey Dvoryadkin, the Co-Founder and official photographer of Blissful Bedrooms, did it again! He captured Alberto's masculine, powerful and downright cool spirit in these photographs. Alberto was a natural during the photo shoot and easily slipped into his wrestling persona, while Alex snapped these beautiful photographs for for all to see, but most importantly for Alberto to see. A selection of these images were blown up and displayed in his brand new bedroom, so while Alberto kicks back in his new pad, he can gaze upon them and see what we all see in him - an awesomely handsome, charismatic and strong guy. Shine on Alberto and keep inspiring those who know you!
Alberto's Introduction video
Alberto's Reveal video
Thank you to all of the amazing people who made this spectacular event possible! Whether you volunteered your time, donated money, or donated products and services, we are forever grateful and couldn't have done it without you.

Thank you to all of the beautiful volunteers – TEAM ALBERTO - who dedicated their hearts, shared their talents, devoted countless hours to Alberto’s happiness and went above and beyond to make his special weekend perfect!

Chelsea Arbutina
Bekah Coulter
Stephen Caputo
Candace Celebre
Cristian Daniel
Madeline Dudek
Alexey Dvoryadkin
Maria Emma
Blake Emory
Alicia Garcia
Yair Gelb
Martha Gold-Dvoryadkin
Brian Golub
Sarit Kaminer
Harry Lacoste
Clay Nelms
Guillermo Perez
Willie Perez
Carla Reyes
Donna Sagona
Karin Sagona
Adam Seim
Sarah Seim
Anna Uzzell
Vanessa Von Hessert

Thank you to all of the generous ORGANIZATIONS/ BUSINESSES and INDIVIDUALS - ALBERTO'S ANGELS - who supported Alberto’s bedroom makeover by donating funds, services, food and/or materials. This makeover could not have been possible without your help!


Brenda Allen
Joyce Arbutina
Matthew Azimi
Chelsea Bacon
Mary Bele
Rochelle Bell
Stella Benkel
Christina Buck
Maureen Butler
Griselle Cabrera
Eric Campros
Merrylyn Candelario
Frank Carbone
Ciretta Carroll
Julie Cate
Alejandra Borjabad Collado
Kathryn Corbett
J C Cox
Sandra Couture
Katherine Deats & Kristin Long
Mr & Mrs De Francesco
Dilcia DeJesus
David DeLeon
Xavier DeLeon
Susan Dudek
John Eccher
Sarah Ennesser
Kimberly Escobar
Sandra Esguerra
Nancy Feher
Julia Forbes
Latasha Ford
Lloyd Friedman
Fabriana Frucci-Verdesoto
Bikelby Garica
Elisabeth Gareis
Suzy Gerstein
Michael & Lois Gillern
Regina M. Gillis
Tracy Gittens
Michele Golom-Polgano
Agnes Goralska
John Haney
Caleb Hardee
Adam Hardee
Robin Harding
Kari Heitzner
Robert Hepner
Jennifer Javer
Sarit Kaminer
Denise Kimberg
Anna Kyrkostas
Kelvin Lachapel
Anjuly Lainez
Larrie Lance
Jessica Larsen-Hossain
Thomas James Laughlin (Tommy Dreamer)
Jeffrie Lelea
Amaele Maya Liebermann
Frances Lim
Sheba Loving
Jennifer Lowenherz
Quiana McCarthy
Janet McNamee
Kim McPherson
Theresa McQueeney
Kate Mesquita
Roberto Molina
Sara Moseley
Kimberly Mossel
Rebecca Nelson
Alan Nunez
Thomas O’Connor
Eduardo Ortiz
Juan Ovalles
Nina Pierson
Frankie Polgano
Jo-Anne Raskin
Patricia Reber
Bobby Riedel
Audrey Richards
Maria Rinklin
Claudia Rodas
Beatriz A. Rojas
Justin Romeo
Karen Rudnick
Sagona Family
Aileen Salvante-Martin
Jessica Santikul
Arlene Santos
Rebecca Seim
Paul Shoyinka
Roseann Simmons
John and Rachel Slionski
Marlin T. Slutsky
Orlean, Adrian, Alec & Abigail Sorio
Sarah Suh
Cristian Daniel Torres
Jane Uzzell
Kathleen Van Valen
Camille Walker
John Wolff
Richard Wolff
Christopher Zguris

Boro Magazine, Astoria, NY (Julian Lesser) –
Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company, Astoria, NY -
Courier Car Rental (Dave Bellofato) –
EmbroidMe (Maria Emma) -
Glo-Brite Laundromat (Andrew)
Highspots (Jason) -
International Caterers of Distinction -
Next Level Baseball - (Michael McCool) –
Pronto Pizza, Astoria, Queens – (Giuseppe)
Sound of Heaven Church
Tekserve (Dave Lerner & Andrea Suarez) – (Erik Hauck) –
WWE (Sue Aipchison)
Zaro’s Bake Shop (Stuart Zaro and Michael Zaro) –

Thank you to the Companies and Individuals who have adopted Blissful Bedrooms donation boxes, and to the generous and giving customers/people who contributed to the boxes. You helped us manifest Alberto’s dream bedroom!

Anjuly Lainez
Audrey Richards
Astoria 31st street market
Bekah Coulter
Belaire Diner
Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company
Cristian Daniel Torres
Double G. Pharmacy
Family Corner
Film Biz Recycling
Green Line Market
Igloo Cafe
Omega Wines & Spirits
Rosario’s Italian Food Storei
Tasty’s Diner
Zorbas Souvlaki Plus
If you are touched and inspired by what you've seen above, please help us to perform our next bedroom makeover by making a donation of any amount today. Our work is only possible because of your generous contributions and loyal support!