Boy gets custom superhero bedroom from group that brings joy to children battling illness | Local News

The Iron Man cutout was the work of local artist Mike Regan, Wall said.

“He paints by hand and custom makes all of our superheroes,” said Wall. “He’s done Spider-Man, he’s done Batman and they’re all life size. He’s done dinosaurs, he’s done Transformers, all the cool action heroes we need. He’s awesome.”

Brayden Bills, 12, also grinned widely when he saw that some extras had been added to his car racing themed bedroom, including a special pillow with his name under a pair of crossed checkered flags, new curtains and a window valance, all custom-made.

Most children whose rooms have been refurbished are referred to Special Spaces by Oishei Children’s Hospital, Essential Care and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Wall said all of the bedroom furniture was donated by Ashley HomeStore, a regular contributor to Special Spaces. Williamsville’s Berardi Immigration Act picked up the remaining costs, about $4,000, Wall said.

Lynn Wall, director of Special Spaces Buffalo, takes photos of the superhero-themed bedroom her organization donated to 7-year-old Connor Bills.

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She retired in December after 29 years as a technology supplier manager at M&T Bank and became a full-time director of the charity, having worked with it in her spare time since 2011.

Then she watched an episode of “The Secret Millionaire,” a short-lived reality show, in which a 5-year-old with cancer was given a dream bedroom by the founder of Special Spaces in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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