Volunteers Build House for Boy Battling Leukemia 

A group of volunteers are making incredible progress building a house for a family battling a very serious disease.Members of a group called “A Wish Granted” spent the day framing up the home on Broadway in Glenburn Saturday.The group was formed last year when volunteers banded together to build a house for Sonya Barclay of Old Town, who was dying for cancer. She was able to see her dream home before she died.Now, the group is helping a 14-year-old boy with leukemia.Dimitrje Howe-Poteet has been in and out of the hospital for a year and just had a bone marrow transplant, so his immune system is weak.Because of that, the family is unable to live in their mobile home, which contains mold and mildew.So volunteers are building the family a small cabin where Dimitrje can recuperate comfortably.His mom says she’s overwhelmed by the generosity of the volunteers who are working so hard to help her family.<34:03 "that they took the time out of their busy such a blessing...all the supplies...we couldn't have done it without them.">While construction was underway, the family held a fundraiser, with horseback riding, face painting, a yard sale and lots of goodies.All the proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House and the EMMC Oncology Department.Work crews expect to have the home finished within ten to fourteen days…but they still need help.They’re looking for sheetrock, appliances, kitchen cabinets and countertops, and lots of other supplies.If you’d like to help, you can call 356-9770.Or, to make a donation, send checks to Birmingham’s Family Market, 10 Gilman Falls Road in Old Town, 04468.Checks should be made out to “A Wish Granted.”