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Stranger Donates $30,000 to West Roxbury Family

Barry Wiener was able to make modifications to his home thanks to donations from supporters.

Barry Wiener and family. Credit: File photo.
Barry Wiener and family. Credit: File photo.

A West Roxbury man and his family were recently able to make renovations to their home, thanks to a large donation by an anonymous donor, according to WCVB

West Roxbury resident and Brockton native Barry Wiener and his 19-year-old son Eddie, who care for Andy and Dan, 13-year-old twin boys who are severely disabled and in need of home alternations. Andrew is blind and in a wheelchair with severe brain damage and has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Dan is legally blind with autism and also has a brain injury less severe than Andrew’s. He also has a seizure disorder.

The Irish Social Club of Boston held a special event for the family in early February, and supporters have donated funds through a GoFundMe.com page, which has raised more than $79,000 over the course of five months.  

One donor, who has asked to remain anonymous, contributed $30,000 to the family, according to WCVB. As a result of the continued donations, the family was able to make necessary adjustments to the home with contributions of labor and materials from Home Depot.

For more, read the report on WCVB >>
To donate to the Wiener family, click here >>

Stew March 02, 2014 at 07:52 AM
Very nice to hear that without the government people continue to help people. THUMBS UP!!!!

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