Disabled Binghamton boy gets a new room to heal (with photos)

By Jillian Marshall

April 22, 2014 Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 1:02 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A disabled Binghamton boy now has a new room to play, sleep, and heal.

Connor Ford, 10, got his first look at his completed brand new bedroom Tuesday morning.

Connor has Treacher Collins Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy, and has lived in the family's living room for the past nine years.

After the family built an addition to the home, A Room to Heal came in and created a space for both Connor and his nurses.

"Someone is awake with him 24 hours a day and sits next to him and now he has his own room here and across the hallway a separate room for whoever, whether it's a nurse or myself or my husband, he has space, he has his own room," said Connor's mom Kelly Ford.

Included in his room is a mural of all of Connor's favorite sports teams, cabinets full of games, movies and toys and lots of the Boston Red Sox.

There is also a lift from Connor's bed into the shower, which is only one of the many ways this room helps heal Connor and his family.

"It's functional, you can stand on either side and whatever I need, the nurse needs, its there for him. And then it's fun! I mean, he's got his mural, he's got his TV," Ford said.

Connor communicates with his eyes, so the interior designer included pictures on the outside of each cabinet so he knows what's inside.

A Room to Heal has been in the area for nine years and has built more than 60 rooms.

"The color, the lighting in a room, just having a fresh room for children to heal can really help as they recover from either serious illnesses or are experiencing chronic conditions," Executive Director of A Room to Heal Laurie Abess said.

Abess said this room cost about $10,000. All of the money was donated to the cause.