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King John Marandola

“John John” is an energetic 5-year-old who wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. John was diagnosed with Stage 4 anaplastic ganglioglioma in 2013. This is an aggressive, malignant tumor in his brain. Last year, the doctors told his parents he had three to nine months to live. But John John is a fighter. He fights fires AND cancer!

On the weekend of March 28th, 2015, Corner Kingdoms united with Evesham Fire Rescue and BELFOR Restoration to build John's Dream Firefighter room. We raised almost $11,000 and over 50 volunteers showed up to make this project a huge success!

The "Before" Pictures

The "Before" Pictures


Demo and Prep Week


Volunteers & the Big Build Event


John's Room Design & Big Reveal

Hope and John are inseparable best friends.

Hope and John are inseparable best friends.

Princess Hope Marandola

Hope is John Marandola's sister, best friend, and support system. When Evesham FD reached out to nominate John, they also requested that Hope get a mini-room-makeover as well. Volunteers and donors came together to give Hope a full Princess Dream Room which was created during the same Big Build Weekend Event. 


The "Before" Pictures

The "Before" Pictures


Volunteers & The Big Build Event for Hope's Room


Hope's Room Design & Big Reveal

Sponsors Who Made it Possible

BELFOR Restoration 
Provided materials and construction of John's bunk bed and extraordinary support services during the build 

Lumber Liquidators
Donated John's flooring

Donated and delivered drywall

Billows Electric Supply
Donated finish electrical materials

Drury Floor Covering
Donated Hope's carpet and installation

Wells Brothers Plumbing & Heating
Donated plumbing services

Alfred Wisniewski Paper Hanging & Painting
(609) 784-3467
Hung John's brick wallpaper

Philadelphia Local 1955
Provided drywall finishing

Staybridge Suites
Donated accommodations for the family during the build weekend

Voorhees Container Service
Donated dumpster

A2Z Emblems
Donated volunteer t-shirts and printing
Donated John's desk chair

Donated carpentry plans for John's firetruck bed

Lola Decor
Donated vinyl decor for John's door and Hope's wall

Country Boy Creations
Provided sewing for quilt, comforter, and leather tooling work for custom fire patch


Donated Hope's bed and all bedding needs (mattresses, sheets, pillows)

Valspar Paint
Donated all paint for the project (11 gallons!)

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Venus Electric
Donated time and materials for all electrical work

Arctic Heating & Cooling
Donated HVAC installation

Canulli Roofing and Siding | (609) 724-0367 
Donated time and materials to replace siding

Rockland Custom Cabinets
Built and donated John's therapeutic desk

Northeast Building Products
Provided heavily discounted windows

Tague Lumber
Donated millwork for John's room

ABC Building Supply
Donated siding

Sahara Sam's Waterpark
Donated family passes for the build weekend
Donated diamond plate for John's bunk

Donated vinyl printing for John's freezer project
Discounted John's locker

Magical Whimsy
Donated paper butterflies in Hope's room

Vinyl Village
Donated vinyl for John's freezer


Be a Knight in Shining Armor

TCKP depends on support from sponsors, donors, and volunteers. It's your help and generous donations that improve the lives of special families. Please help give our next King or Queen their own Corner Kingdom!