Neighbors help make home accessible to West Valley boy

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WEST VALLEY -- A family in West Valley City that was in great need of a wheelchair accessible home got some help Friday.

Just over a year ago, the Bennett family learned their 8-year-old son, Austin, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It is a degenerative and ultimately fatal disease.

The community donated time, funds, materials and labor to make the home more accessible for Austin.

"It's amazing to see the love that people have for my son and the willingness they have to help him and provide for him in a way my husband and I aren't able to," said Austin's mother, Karalee Bennett.

The project includes expansion of the front and the back of the house and redesigning the floor plan to accommodate a wheelchair and an elevator.

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