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Volunteers kick off renovation project for disabled boy

6:53 PM, Dec 28, 2012   |    comments
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BERWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Volunteers from Maine and New Hampshire are coming together to help renovate the home of an 11-year old Berwick boy, who suffers from severe developmental disabilities.

Aidan Bowie has an undiagnosed neurological condition. He is non-verbal, has poor muscle tone and motor control issue. He can walk with assistance, but his power wheelchair can't go further than the mud room because his home is not wheelchair accessible. Because of safety concerns, he often has to be carried to the bathroom or his bedroom. 

Friday volunteers kicked off the Bowie House Project. Thousands of dollars in skilled labor and building supplies have been donated to build a new wheelchair accessible bathroom and a bedroom. The front of the home will also be expanded and updated. Aidan's family members say they are overwhelmed and grateful for the generosity from the community.

'I am amazed that this is really happening, I am obviously incredibly grateful. There are people standing in my yard that I don't even know but they just want to help and I am most excited that this is about a community coming together,' said Bowie.

The project is expected to be complete by March. If you would like more information you can go to www.bowiehouse.wordpress.com or email them directly bowiehouse2622@gmail.com

 

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