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Quadriplegic man can now live with family after volunteers renovate home

Posted at 11:36 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-08 01:36:49-05

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--A quadriplegic man can finally live under the same roof with his family after dozens of volunteers worked tirelessly to handicap-equip their home in a span of seven days.

Dozens of companies volunteered time and donated money to help renovate the Deed’s family home in Westminster.

"It’s been a lot of work. It’s been a lot of fun though," said worker David Sandoval.

"I was driving by on Monday afternoon, and showed up and asked if they needed help. Before I could ask, they were like 'grab some siding and get to work,'" said another worker Jeff Miller.

KBPI's Willie B. and the non-profit Hammers n' Angels renovated the Deeds family home to make it livable for their son Joey, a quadriplegic, who had been living at a nursing home away from his kids for the past six years. Beth and Steve Deeds took in their grandkids after the horse riding accident that injured their adult son.

"I’m a father myself. It's a story of a father not being able to be underneath the same roof as his kids. That hit home for me, I had to do it," said Sandoval.

Joey couldn’t make the big reveal because he was sick with pneumonia in the hospital Friday, but once he’s better, he can go home to stay with his family.

The work completed included a new roof, new floors, new walls, bathroom, wiring, and fresh paint to name a few of the renovations. The family was told a new carpet was the only renovation, but Friday they were surprised with a completely different home.

"Just grateful we can take him home and not back to the nursing home," said Beth Leeds when asked about their son.

For the first time in six years, the Deed’s family will finally feel like home for everyone.