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Exerpt from Wicked Local Wareham:
An extreme home makeover is in full swing in Wareham this week—minus the camera crews and Ty Pennington.
Local companies and charities have teamed up to give Wareham grandmother Cindy Jeffers an upgrade to her home that will make caring for her two grandsons a bit easier.
One of Jeffers’ grandsons, Jeremiah, 12, has cerebral palsy and can neither walk nor talk. Now that he is growing and nearly 100 pounds, Jeffers finds it exceedingly difficult to lift him up and move him around in a home that is not handicap accessible.
“She deserves it,” said Jeffers’ neighbor Paula Barros. She and her husband Charlie help Jeffers on a daily basis and consider her and the boys a part of their family.
“She works so hard to take care of those boys. She deserves the world’s greatest grandmother award, she really does,” said Paula.
The crew sent Jeffers and the two boys to Hyannis for a week because she thinks they are redoing her bathroom and laundry room. However, unbeknownst to the caring grandmother, they will do that and a whole lot more.
When Jeffers returns, her small house will be almost doubled in size with new bedrooms including a handicap accessible bedroom and bathroom for Jeremiah. The crew is also redoing the kitchen, the roof, the floors and the driveway as well as setting her up with all new furniture and appliances.
Victor Fernandes, the co-proprietor of New Bedford-based Fernandes Masonry, Nelson Cardoso of Cardoso Construction and Cardoso Concrete in Acushnet, and Allen Alves, a co-proprietor of Lighthouse Masonry Inc. of New Bedford, are leading the charge.
Jeffers’ story touched the men because they all have stories of their own. Fernandes started the Team Noah Foundation with his wife, Christine. They have an 11-year-old with mitochondrial disease who attended the Schwartz Center for Children where Jeremiah goes to school.
Cardoso’s grandson Cameron passed away from complications of cerebral palsy just three months ago. His daughter Debbie Goulart started the non-profit organization, Cameron’s kids, which helps children with disabilities in the community.
And, Alves recently helped establish the Trevor and Jordan Alves (TJA) Foundation in honor of his son, Trevor, who died in 2010 due to a motorcycle accident, and his nephew Jordan, who passed away last September after being involved in a car crash.
The foundations and a team of volunteers clad in lime green “Jeremiah’s Project” T-shirts are hard at work and will continue throughout the week until construction is done. They will have a welcome home celebration for Jeffers on either next Saturday or Sunday depending on how the construction goes throughout the week.
The team is accepting donations, which will go toward construction expenses as well as a handicap accessible van and other needs the family has. If you would like to help, checks can be made out to "Jeremiah Jeffers Project" and mailed to the Acushnet Federal Credit Union, 112 Main St., Acushnet, 02743.
Read more in this week's Wareham Courier in print.
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