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Special Spaces building bedrooms for terminally ill children

Posted at 2:17 PM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-06 14:17:14-04

It's been five years of putting smiles on children's faces. 

Five years of turning their lives around, inside their own bedroom. 

And it's the smiles that keep Special Places Buffalo hammering away. Creating dream bedrooms for kids with life-threatening illnesses.

"There wasn't anything like this in Buffalo," Lynn Wall of Special Spaces Buffalo says.

They went from six rooms the first year, to eight the year after. Now, four months into 2017, Special Spaces Buffalo already already remodeled three rooms and have eleven more kids to help. 

And they continue to hammer away, hitting their 50th makeover earlier this year, with 13-year-old Lauryn Laskowski. 

"I was shocked, they did perfect! It's amazing...I'm so in love with it," Lauren said. 

Lauryn was diagnosed with ovarian cancer on Christmas Day in 2015.

"I started collecting angel pins and then we wrote the god of angel armies is always by my side whom shall i fear and it went through chemo with me." 

So when Special Spaces heard about that, they hung up the board with the pins in her room. Because having rooms personalized for the child is a big part of what they do. 

And during those weeks of preparation , the group forms relationships with the children and their family.

Weeks of work, for memories of a lifetime.