Things at home are about to become a little easier for Vienna Kennedy to get to.
The eight year old Regina girl was born with arthrogryposis, a congential muscle syndrome, limiting her ability to get around and requiring her to use a walker.
In recent times, moving about the family home, located in the southern part of the city, has had it’s challenges, especially as it regards to the washroom, where increased accessibility is needed.
So when her parents, Liana and Jared, started reaching out and contacting two companies for quotes on renovation costs on the bathroom, they were shocked to find out a short while later those whom they’d reached out to had banded together with suppliers and other businesses to renovate their home, free of cost.
This banding together created the non-profit, Build Love.
“They completely surprised us and blowed us away that way, in terms of saying they would do the bathroom for us,” said Liana Kennedy.
Derek Wu, who’s with Collaborative Construction, the company the Kennedy’s originally reached out to for quotes, said the house is going to undergo a lot of work, which will be completed around the beginning of November.
“It’s looking like a full exterior renovation, top to bottom, addition included,” he said. “Interior, you’re going to see the removal of quite a few interior walls, as well as not just the bathroom. But a kitchen interior, the flooring, the cabinetry, the countertops, the trim work, everything will be changed.”
Initial renovations have yet to begin, those are set to commence in September.