CENTERPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island community has come together to build a home for a teenager who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Crews began demolishing 19-year-old Dylan Thompson’s Centerport home Monday to make way for a new energy efficient and handicap-accessible house.
Thompson, who was diagnosed at age 5, said the Mayflower Court house has been a nightmare for him to get around in his wheelchair.
“It’s very tight and not handicapped accessible,” Thompson said. “There’s not a lot of room for me to move around.”