Volunteers rebuild family home of cancer-stricken boy destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
AMITY HARBOR, L.I. (PIX11) — It was a heart-warming homecoming Saturday for a Long Island family struck first by a young boy’s cancer diagnosis, and then by Hurricane Sandy.
Six-year-old Steven Heckman has acute lymphatic leukemia. His home in Amity Harbor was destroyed by Sandy.
While the Heckmans were away, volunteers led by the National Association Of The Remodeling Trade rebuilt the house with donated furnishings, appliances and more.
Danielle Heckman left her job to care for Steven full-time. With medical bills mounting the family couldn’t afford flood insurance.
Now they once again have a place to live, and to pray for a bone marrow match for Steven, so he can enjoy his new home for many years to come.