More pics of the construction
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so i figured it was time to share some amazing news....finally after being on the news at the end of 2013,,,,a house is now being renovated and being made totally accessible for the boys....i will not mention there names but besides all of the wonderful people that have already helped us in so many ways....an extremely wonderful family has decided to do so so so much more than what we originally wanted.....when all of this started i just wanted to make things more livable for andy and dan....and because of this amazing family we now will get an accessible home....specifically this one caring daughter of this one amazing guy....saw us on the news and reached out to her dad....he in turn showed up here in nov 2013 and promised me that he would solve what we needed.....its been a long process and so many people have went out of there way for us and finally its starting to happen....and i just wanted to share this....wonderful wonderful news and once again thank all of you amazing people who have went out of your way snce all of this began....ill keep you all posted ..with pics and dates for the welcoming party hahaha
hello everyone ...i have some very good news someone has come forward that wants to help us build a new house not just an addition...but he will not build on the property that the childrens grandfather owns....so now i need to either raise the money to purchase land or ask if anyone knows of any land or any leeds prefer to stay in westroxbury or the general area ....the kids attend perkins and i cant risk that...i have the go fund me money that can go towards the land but after looking around its not enough...i found one spot in westroxbury for 150 thousand and have also asked the city of boston for help....if anyone has any clue or know of anyone please get in touch thankyou
thanking everyone again ....just wanted to make sure everyone knows of the fundraiser that is being held feb 7th at the irish social club in westroxbury that is being hosted by susan wornick from wcvb....its being done by timmy diangelis and his girlfriend christine zumas as well as eunice davis and many other people.....im really trying to do what i can to help them as this seems to have turned into alot more then they had planned.....if anyone is willing to donate anything for raffles or anything.....it would be very much appreciated.....the date is coming up soon and they really dont want me involved but these people have devoted so so much time and energy to help us out id like to try and assist then in any way i can.....so if anybody can do anything please contact them as soon as possible....there is also a tax id number for businesses to have a write off if they would like to help out.....hopefully after this event then we can get to work on making this a better place for the boys....once again thankyou to everyone and the next update should be some pictures of the renovation
hello everyone wishing everybody a happy newyear....the end of this year has been so amazing for my family.....because of everyones wonderful support.......i wanna remind everyone that the fundraiser slash celebration party will be held feb 7 at the west roxbury irish social club located on park street from 7-12am....im really hoping to see you all there ,so i can thank you all ....for everything.....there is also a special bank account set up with a tax id so if anyone wants to donate and get a tax break .....thats also available......from my understanding they are selling tables in advance for the event as well....if anyone has any questions you can just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.....or go to the facebook page at newyear new addition.....also if anyone has anything that can be raffled off or knows of anybody or any company that would like to donate any raffle items that would be very much appreciated.....thankyou....to all of you....
once again i want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart i still cant get over all of this....people are so kind...last night was the biggest surprise and one of the best times i have ever had.....something to be remembered for the rest of our lives thats for sure....amazing...everyone that donated and helped and showed up here it was just awesome thankyou...and the ones that could not make it thankyou as well.....thankyou to lauren for organizing all that happened and once again thankyou to timmy d from lawncare plus who brought santa over for the boys and a coffe for me today....i really appreciate all of the work tim and christine have done and are still doing to organize the fundraiser feb7......they are the best......so many wonderful people that i want to say thankyou to....all of you.....and thankyou to the people that are still donating because i never thought this would happen...who knows what this will all cost....thankyou and happy holidays to everyone
i wanted to express my gratitude to each and everyone out there ....i started out with a goal about 3 months ago...honestly i didnt think id ever reach that....it was a dream....to try and make it better for my boys....ive gotten so much support from everyone and its alot to handle....i still look at myself as just a regular guy doing what he is supposed to do,,it has not been easy...and it will probably only get harder as the boys grow and i get older...im not complaining though...i do the best that i can do.....my biggest wish is the wish that i think we all have in life....of course we all want to be rich....but besides that all we want is to be happy....i look at dan and andy and i see happy boys...i really think thats what really matters in life...these boys have a happy home...because of myself and eddie....a huge donation was given yesterday by someone that wanted to remain anonymous....i dont think thankyou is really enough....but thankyou thankyou thankyou.....i still cant believe all of this has happened i really cant....i thought things could not get any better after the boys got into the perkins school for the blind after a long battle.....how lucky can we be...other then miricle cure this is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened for the kids.....now the final piece is a wife hahaha......thankyou to everyone... feb 7th the fundraiser slash celebration party.....i hope to see you all there and thankyou personally....
i wanted to take a min and once again thank the so many people who have donated share or sent a kind message to me...this is not easy for me ....im the type of guy that has always handled my own business....im the one who people would go to for help.....im what alot of my friends would call the rock.....2 months ago i could not even fathom what has happened...i had a goal of 75,000 to put on a very small addition to the home we live in so my boys could live a better life....i couldnt imagine the good fortune ive had....so many people that helped me to get this out into the public eye..i surely have not done this on my own,and i thankyou all ...its so nice to see the kindness in the world....everyday we see or hear about violence,or something bad going on....well that maybe true but its also full of love,because what is happening for my family ..is pure love.....and i wish i could do more than say thankyou to everyone......
no teary storrys today....im saving them up....there is a date set for the fundraiser....feb 7 from 700pm to 1200am....it will be held at the westroxbury irish social club....there are alot of super special people organizing and working hard....i wish i could do something special for them for doing this...ive mentioned a few before...tim diangelis....lawncare plus in roslindale....christine zurmos.....amy keays..anthony salvucci...is the shirt designer and a dam good one at that.....and some other really awesome people as well....i want to say how much all of this support means to me....to be able to provide a living space for the boys....will make life so much easier for everyone....so i want everyone to come out on feb 7th its going to be a good time with so many special people.....jerry gaita....who i do not know has very kindly offered to provide food for this event.....please visit his business primavera....located in millis mass.......
so the new facebook page for the fundraiser was set up on facebook if you wanna like the page its newyear new addition find it and join
so i know everybodys ready for todays tear jerker haha......first of all thankyou to all the people that are donating and sharing.....so there are so many nice people out there ....there are a few local girls who i dont know but they have offered to cook meals for our family and they have been sharing our story as well,i know alot of people out there that i dont know have also done that as well and i want to say thankyou....tim diangelis from lawn care plus and his girlfriend christine zuroms are organizing a fundraiser in jan the date is not set but they are looking for raffle items and some help so i know people have done so much already but if anyone is interested in helping them or have any items or can get any items to raffle he is on my friends list or he can be reached at617-592-9185....if anyone wants to attend id also love to meet all of you in person to personally thankyou you.....
so i cant believe all of the progress we have made 2 months ago on a whim i figured i was going to try and make the kids living situation better...never in my wildest dreams did i think id be here so soon and get so much help from people.....im really not a person that shares my feelings with others...of course as far as my kids i show things that i would never show to others....ive always worked full time and made good money and would never in a million years think about doing something like this....its just unbeleavable how many people from people i know to complete strangers who have helped.....i thank everyone....id also like to mention just a few timmy diangelis..from lawn care plus in roslindale.and his girl friend christine zummas....now i just met these two this year when i was invited to play softball again on the boston boozebags by another good guy jack doolan...ive known tims brother greg who is also a super nice guy he was actually one of the first people to donate.....anyways timmy has been working hard planning a fundraiser sometime in jan he also organized home depot to come to my home yesterday and they are going to install a bathtub right away to help with andrews being washed...because we have an old tub and theres not enough room and hes mushed in there......tims busy running a business and christine is busy raising her kids...for them to take the time out of there busy lifes and do so much deserves a huge thankyou times 10......anyone in the area should use lawn care plus in roslindale they are a great business and great people......there are plenty more stories that i will share because there are alot of awesome people that have donated and shared and you are also appreciated....i just felt tim and christine needed to be recognized......
once again im saying thankyou to all that have donated shared or just cared enough to write a note ...i will thank each and every one of you individually at some point .....theres so many good people out there...ive heard that my family has touched so many people....i would never ask for help ...its not my way...but honestly im glad i did...for ed dan and andymans sake....thanks to each and every one of you
so im still lost for words and anyone that knows me knows that is not easy so many kind people i thank you all ...this is definitley going to happen...2 days ago i had raised 8600 dollars now its over 35 thousand...its a miricle....thankyou to susan wornick from channel 5 and everyone there who helped me get this story out there...also the westroxbury patch,westroxbury bulletine,all the guys at phils barber shop timmy d and his gf....greg d...shelly,mike k....and so many others in time i will thank you all individually....
once again im speechless to all of the kind people that are making this a reality i thank everyone who has donated or shared or cared enough to send some kind words thankyou
the support we have gotten is just insane how can i thank all of you wonderful people......thankyou from the bottom of my heart
wow i cant thank everyone enough the money has doubled in 20 min....thankyou all and please share if you can....this is going to happen for my boys
THANKS TO EVERYONE I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT....GOOD NEWS CHANNEL 5 IS DOING A STORY ....SUPPOSED TO BE ON TOMORROW NIGHT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 5 AND 6 OCKLOCK....SO HOPEFULLY THAT WILL REALLY HELP....
thankyou to all the really wonderful people that have helped so far ...i cant thankyou all enough ....please continue to share if you can
once again im thanking all the wonderfully nice people who have donated....finally my story goes into the westroxbury roslindale transcript on thursday front page and i guess it can also be viewed on the wicked local site for westroxbury ,,,,hopefully all this will help ...i hate to keep bugging people but this has to get done for andyman....please share this again..thanks barry
saying thanks to everyone that has donated...if you cant help out financially could you please help me share this....some good news the storywill be published in the westroxbury roslindale transcript..hopefully in next thursdays paper and will be online at wicked local dot com...thanks...
thanking everyone for all the help with getting thisout there....almost at 3000 only 47 to go haha
thanking all of the very kind people who have donated and asking again to please help me share this with outhers
Hi, my name is Barry Wiener and I'm a single father of three special boys. My oldest son Eddie, 19, has helped me take care of his younger twin brothers Dan and Andrew, 13.
Andrew is blind and in a wheelchair with severe brain damage and has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Dan is legally blind with pdd [autism] and also has a brain injury less severe then Andrews. He also has a seizure disorder. I have raised them almost alone for 13 years. Their mother got involved in drug abuse and had to be removed from the children and myself and still is not involved in their raising.
I had to sacrifice and gave up my own business five years ago due to Andrew having many hospitilizations for seizures, meningitis and surgery. I found it impossible to continue running my business and taking care of the children alone.
We currently reside in their grandfather's house in West Roxbury. We are grateful to be living here. However it is not accessible for andyman. Im trying to raise some money for an addition to the house so it is more accessible for my children. I have reached out and contacted some television shows and charities and other resources with no luck.
I'm usually the first person to help out someone in need but with my father, mother and brother having passed away I just don't know where to turn for support any more.
I love my children more than anything and want them to live in a properly equiped home. I'm asking for any help that you can provide in assisting me in reaching this goal of a well equiped proper home for my sons. I want to thank you in advance for your generosity and support.