Christmas came early for Sydni Pecevich and her family. Construction is underway on much needed renovations to Sydni’s South Boston home. Diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor at two months old, Sydni has since defied all doctor speculations and is a miracle survivor. She just celebrated seven years cancer free. Her home needs a makeover to accommodate her wheelchair. New ramps, bigger rooms and a handicapped accessible bathroom are just some of the construction happening at this home make-over.
Best part about it? All labor and materials has been donated. South Boston Coordinator to the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services Sean Regan got the wheels in motion. After Sydni’s mom, Cathy Jerome, applied with the city for a permit to build a ramp, Sean Regan knew he could do more. He brought it to the mayor’s attention who offered his full support.
A local architect, Bill Christopher, local labor unions including carpenters, electricians and plumbers have joined forces to make a dream a reality. They expect construction to be complete by Christmas.
Special shout outs to:
- Chris Shannon – Carpenters Local 67/New England
- Gary Walk – Electricians Local 103
- George Donohue – Plumber and Gasfitters Local 12
- Jim English – Suffolk Construction
- Northern Contracting
Planting the seed:
The committee for Safe Home Syndi, composed of Kristen Flynn, Patty Cloherty and Julie Galgay, has done an amazing job publicizing this effort. Organizing everything from wine and cheese parties, to raffles, to skating parties, to hanging flyers around Southie, the committee has made the entire neighborhood aware of Syndi and her needs! And as always, Southie has come out in full support!
For more information on Safe Home for Sydni visit: www.sharingcounts.com/causes/7