The Iron Man cutout was the work of local artist Mike Regan, Wall said.
âHe hand paints and custom builds all of our superheroes,â Wall said. âHe made Spider-Man, he made Batman, and they’re all life-size. He made dinosaurs, he made Transformers, any of the cool action heroes we need. He’s amazing. . “
Brayden Bills, 12, also smiled broadly upon seeing that extras had been added to her racing-themed room, including a special pillow with her name under a pair of crossed checkered flags, new curtains and a window valance, all custom made.
Most children with refurbished rooms are referred to special spaces by Oishei Children’s Hospital, Essential Care and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Wall said all furniture in the bedroom was donated by Ashley HomeStore, a regular Special Spaces donor. Berardi Immigration Law of Williamsville covered the remaining expenses, about $ 4,000, Wall said.
She retired in December after 29 years as head of technology providers at M&T Bank and became the full-time director of the association, having worked there in her spare time since 2011.
It was then that 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 room from the founder of Special Spaces in Knoxville, Tenn.