Danny smiles a lot, has become an avid Yankees fan and loves showing us how many sit-ups he can do. Danny is now 21 years old. When we first met Danny two years ago, he was recovering from an accident with a traumatic brain injury and he was stuck in a hospital bed in center of the family living room. He has some use of his arms and hands and is working hard at physical therapy to gain more control. He needed an accessible bathroom, with a roll in shower to have some privacy.
His mother Elaine, contacted HomeFreeHome , when she had to have plans of her house drafted to meet government code regulations. Architect Jerry Cicciari, AIA met with building department officials from the Town of Hempstead. He researched the house records, coordinated the plans and helped them get a building permit.
The new design by volunteer Jerry Cicciari, Architect includes remodeling the existing sunroom to make a bedroom. Danny’s bedroom has three big windows next to his bed, skylights, a door to the outside deck, and a chair lift to get to family living room. With funds from the Town of Hempstead, a new large fully accessible bathroom was constructed, with enough room for both his caretaker and the shower chair that Danny uses.
In June 2009 our HFH volunteers from CJ Construction started the demolition of the existing bedroom and bathroom. THANK YOU ALL OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS !