LIFE

4-Year-Old Boy With Rare Muscular Disease Receives His Dream ‘Toy Story’ Bedroom

by Angela Andaloro

A New York-based nonprofit has made a little boy’s dream bedroom a reality. A Room to Heal helps transform children’s bedrooms into calming, uplifting spaces that they can relax in while battling difficult illnesses.

This time, they worked their magic on 4-year-old Brayden Deno’s bedroom.

Brayden is dealing with a rare form of spinal muscular atrophy. As his mother, Megan Deno, explained to WBNG, “His muscles are deteriorating and his muscles strengths are getting weaker and weaker, and he loses his balance.” Brayden’s bedroom was originally on the second floor of his home. Sadly, the trips up and down the stairs have become too difficult with his condition. The family repurposed their dining room on the first floor into Brayden’s new bedroom.

It took months of preparation and planning and four days of construction to bring Brayden’s dream bedroom to life. “When we met Brayden, he immediately said he wanted a Buzz Lightyear room so we ran with that,” explained Lisa Brown from A Room to Heal. “We got him a new bed that’s lower to the ground so that will help him get in and out of bed. It has lighting underneath the bed so he can change the color of the bed.”

Brayden was beyond impressed with his Toy Story-themed new room. Megan thinks it will make a big difference. “You could really tell that he loved everything about it and he will definitely grow and love every minute of it,” she said.

Watch the video to see Brayden’s adorable reaction to seeing his room for the first time!

Due to restrictions, this video cannot
be viewed in your region.