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Home transformation for family with multiple disabilities

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A single mother with three boys, two of whom have disabilities, is getting a home transformation.

It's something being done by volunteers through the organization Mathew 25 in Cedar Rapids.

The mobile home is currently a work in progress, that started as a lot of work.

"There was holes in the floor and I mean there has wood on the floor just to cover up cover up the flooring so the boys could walk so they wouldn't fall through the floor," says Erin Kwasinski, the homeowner.

Two of Erin's three boys have autism, her oldest son Ayden has seizures as well.

"You know they have medical issues already so that was a big factor getting it safe for them," Erin says.

The boys will soon have a bedroom free of mold, and the family will have a renovated kitchen.

Erin's mother started some of the process of renovating before she passed away in January, and Erin didn't have the money to finish it up.

Now, the transformation is getting done through a loving community, one screw at a time.

"If I could jump up for joy I would! If I could, I could scream for happiness right now so I'm pretty happy," Erin told us.

The goal is to have the home finished by the end of the month.

The project was made possible through a grant from the Housing Fund of Linn County.

Mathew 25 has been working on multiple homes this week, they're calling it Transform 2016.

To volunteer through Mathew 25, you can visit http://www.hub25.org/ .

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