addition for andy and dan

$79,185 of $1 goal

Raised by 571 people in 39 months
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.
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Update 28
Posted by Barry Wiener
15 months ago
hi everyone this will be my last posting before i delete this page,,,,i would like to thank each and everyone of you for all of your love and support....we have moved into the new home and are finally settled in...we are having a house warming slash celebration party sept 26 so if anyone is interested please email me here ....
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Update 27
Posted by Barry Wiener
21 months ago
Gutting
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Update 26
Posted by Barry Wiener
21 months ago
More pics of the construction
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Update 25
Posted by Barry Wiener
21 months ago
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Sharon Mitchell
15 months ago

Gods blessings to you and the boys. So happy to get your last post and that life is better. Glad I could have played a very small part. Hugs to all

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Sandra Serkess
35 months ago

I play the piano and used to give lessons. Please let me know if I can give lessons to your boys or play for them at times. God Bless You. Sandi

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Brie Goolbis
35 months ago

Now that you have reached your goal, I'd love to hear that your renovation has started and then see regular posts on how it is going.

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Michael Molyneux
35 months ago

My wife and I are so happy we were able to help you meet your goal. Good luck with the construction.

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Robin Fox
36 months ago

Mofford construction - William Mofford - would like to donate his services for the site work and foundation for your addition. I've been in the business for roughly 40 years and am happy to help you and your boys live a more comfortable life. Please contact me at 781.844.9583 and I'd be happy to come out and meet with you about what you need. Merry Christmas!!

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Sue Friday
36 months ago

So happy to help and see that you have reached your goal!!

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Jacqueline Davis
36 months ago

Hello! I would love to help in anyway. I have a sister who is disabled and know you are doing the best for your kids! I also use to live right near you! I am also very involved in special ed. Please let me know if I can help in anyway. Maybe I can watch the boys for a few hours so you can have dad time? OR help you organize an event? ANYTHING you need just ask! Jacquidavis21@gmail.com!

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Sue Friday
36 months ago

Hello, I hope your goal is reached soon! I organize community volunteers for family out reach projects. If you need help with organizing a portion of the project volunteers please email me SuzieFriday@yahoo.com. I live in Dedham but grew up in West Roxbury. Suzie

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Tim DiAngelis
36 months ago

Barry your half way there. It's going to happen!! You know who to call for all of your outdoor landscaping needs. Lawn Care Plus, Inc. will supply all of the materials and labor to create an outdoor living space that you and your family can enjoy for the years to come.

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Joyce Hazelton
36 months ago

Your there at the half way mark .. Congrats...

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Pauline Castonguay
36 months ago

Barry, As your neighbor I have seen first hand the love & commitment you have given to your boys. It is straight from the heart.

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Lauren Barker Hurley
36 months ago

Anyone interested in being involved with our Christmas surprise for this wonderful family, please PM me on FB or email me @ pawsabouttown@gmail.com. We have an event page as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/547582281987839/547718425307558/?notif_t=like Thanks:)

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Erin Londergan Greaney
36 months ago

Barry, I sent you a message on Facebook but it went in your "other" mailbox

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Marilyn Pennell
36 months ago

God Bless you and your boys. I am trying to get others to donate, too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Barry.

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Patty Masterson
36 months ago

I'm an interior designer and would love to donate my time to help you design the addition and project manage the construction. As a single parent of 3 sons myself (including a set of identical twins), my heart goes out to you and the sacrifice you have made for your boys. Please contact me at triciamasterson@aol.com. God bless you and may you have a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!

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Kathryn Mazzone
36 months ago

I wrote to the Ellen show about two hours ago about Barry and his 3 sons. I think everyone should write, that would certainly get Ellen's attention.

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Lorraine Gibbons
36 months ago

I think someone should write to Ellen! There's a chance that she would help too. In order to write to Ellen she requires full information including full name address and even pictures so maybe someone that's close to you Mr Weiner could gets things started. Best of luck and your an inspiration to so many!! Thanks to all those willing to donate there hard work and time

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Laura-Jean Hickey
36 months ago

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I didn't know if you were also aware of the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund that you could apply for reimbursement through. It is a great fund that helps hundreds of families each year. You can find out more on that state's site: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/family-health/cicrf/ All my best.

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Tracy Belmont
36 months ago

I have a premier tub that is only was used for a few yrs. It is yours free if you would like it!! here is my email let me know bogantracy@yahoo.com

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Anthony Maione
36 months ago

I would love to donate my time to help your family. I'm a plumber and live very close.

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$79,185 of $1 goal

Raised by 571 people in 39 months
Created September 17, 2013
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$20
mary lou meade
10 months ago

Keep up the good work!

JD
$50
Julie Doherty
21 months ago
$100
Anonymous
30 months ago
$50
Mary Devlin
31 months ago

Good luck with your new home and your sons

MD
$10
Marissa Dunn
32 months ago
CG
$40
Cathy Grich
33 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$25
Anonymous
33 months ago
$100
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34 months ago
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$100
Vicky Elias
34 months ago

Glad to help!... Vicky @ Rialto Barber Shop

KM
$25
Katrina McMahon
34 months ago

I wish your family all the best!! I can't wait for you to upgrade your home- YOU DESERVE IT!! Your family is such an inspiration!

Sharon Mitchell
15 months ago

Gods blessings to you and the boys. So happy to get your last post and that life is better. Glad I could have played a very small part. Hugs to all

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Sandra Serkess
35 months ago

I play the piano and used to give lessons. Please let me know if I can give lessons to your boys or play for them at times. God Bless You. Sandi

+ Read More
Brie Goolbis
35 months ago

Now that you have reached your goal, I'd love to hear that your renovation has started and then see regular posts on how it is going.

+ Read More
Michael Molyneux
35 months ago

My wife and I are so happy we were able to help you meet your goal. Good luck with the construction.

+ Read More
Robin Fox
36 months ago

Mofford construction - William Mofford - would like to donate his services for the site work and foundation for your addition. I've been in the business for roughly 40 years and am happy to help you and your boys live a more comfortable life. Please contact me at 781.844.9583 and I'd be happy to come out and meet with you about what you need. Merry Christmas!!

+ Read More
Sue Friday
36 months ago

So happy to help and see that you have reached your goal!!

+ Read More
Jacqueline Davis
36 months ago

Hello! I would love to help in anyway. I have a sister who is disabled and know you are doing the best for your kids! I also use to live right near you! I am also very involved in special ed. Please let me know if I can help in anyway. Maybe I can watch the boys for a few hours so you can have dad time? OR help you organize an event? ANYTHING you need just ask! Jacquidavis21@gmail.com!

+ Read More
Sue Friday
36 months ago

Hello, I hope your goal is reached soon! I organize community volunteers for family out reach projects. If you need help with organizing a portion of the project volunteers please email me SuzieFriday@yahoo.com. I live in Dedham but grew up in West Roxbury. Suzie

+ Read More
Tim DiAngelis
36 months ago

Barry your half way there. It's going to happen!! You know who to call for all of your outdoor landscaping needs. Lawn Care Plus, Inc. will supply all of the materials and labor to create an outdoor living space that you and your family can enjoy for the years to come.

+ Read More
Joyce Hazelton
36 months ago

Your there at the half way mark .. Congrats...

+ Read More
Pauline Castonguay
36 months ago

Barry, As your neighbor I have seen first hand the love & commitment you have given to your boys. It is straight from the heart.

+ Read More
Lauren Barker Hurley
36 months ago

Anyone interested in being involved with our Christmas surprise for this wonderful family, please PM me on FB or email me @ pawsabouttown@gmail.com. We have an event page as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/547582281987839/547718425307558/?notif_t=like Thanks:)

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Erin Londergan Greaney
36 months ago

Barry, I sent you a message on Facebook but it went in your "other" mailbox

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Marilyn Pennell
36 months ago

God Bless you and your boys. I am trying to get others to donate, too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving Barry.

+ Read More
Patty Masterson
36 months ago

I'm an interior designer and would love to donate my time to help you design the addition and project manage the construction. As a single parent of 3 sons myself (including a set of identical twins), my heart goes out to you and the sacrifice you have made for your boys. Please contact me at triciamasterson@aol.com. God bless you and may you have a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving with your beautiful family!

+ Read More
Kathryn Mazzone
36 months ago

I wrote to the Ellen show about two hours ago about Barry and his 3 sons. I think everyone should write, that would certainly get Ellen's attention.

+ Read More
Lorraine Gibbons
36 months ago

I think someone should write to Ellen! There's a chance that she would help too. In order to write to Ellen she requires full information including full name address and even pictures so maybe someone that's close to you Mr Weiner could gets things started. Best of luck and your an inspiration to so many!! Thanks to all those willing to donate there hard work and time

+ Read More
Laura-Jean Hickey
36 months ago

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I didn't know if you were also aware of the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund that you could apply for reimbursement through. It is a great fund that helps hundreds of families each year. You can find out more on that state's site: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/family-health/cicrf/ All my best.

+ Read More
Tracy Belmont
36 months ago

I have a premier tub that is only was used for a few yrs. It is yours free if you would like it!! here is my email let me know bogantracy@yahoo.com

+ Read More
Anthony Maione
36 months ago

I would love to donate my time to help your family. I'm a plumber and live very close.

+ Read More
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