Boy battling cancer surprised with Brewers-themed bedroom

Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 19:23:36-04

In Menomonee Falls the Maziasz family received a special surprise from the national nonprofit Special Spaces, a Brewers-themed bedroom.

On Wednesday, organization surprised the family to lift their spirits while their youngest son, Lincoln, battles cancer. 

Lincoln, five years old, shares the baseball theme bedroom with his oldest brother Carter, seven years old. Together the boys have MLB pillows, wallpaper, nick-knacks, and custom made items all over the room. 

Lincoln's parents, Drew and Katie, say since his cancer diagnosis last year, baseball is always a great distraction. Lincoln has watched Sandlot practically a million times, says Katie. The family got to attend a few games over the summer. 

"It's something for us to do as a family and now it kinda, like stuck here now in this room as a reminder," says Drew. 

Special Spaces created dream bedroom makeovers for children with life-threatening illness. All October the organization is creating special spaces for children across the country as apart of their 1,000 dream bedroom makeover. The Maziasz family says the volunteers' customization of everything from the curtains, closet doors, scoreboard, wallpaper, right down to the carpet are amazing.

"This just brings so much happiness to us and Lincoln, and the family.  It helps to get our minds off of the hard things," said Katie. 

Monica Juken is the Director at Special Spaces Milwaukee. She tears up recalling the family taking in the room for the first time. 

"I mean all the volunteers are so sweet and it's one of the best things I've ever done," said Juken. 

The family says the best part of this whole presentation is the timing. Lincoln was able to see his new room on his birthday during the National League Division Series. So while the family can't go to a Brewers game, they've got their own field of dreams at home. 

For more information on Special Spaces click here.