Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 by Stephanie Hayes
When James Deere was diagnosed last year with a very rare Strep Type A blood infection, his family wasn’t sure he was going to make it. His kidneys were failing and he was suffering from toxic shock. This attack on this little boy’s blood stream resulted in his left arm and right leg being amputated, as well as a stroke and hypoxia of the cerebellum (lack of oxygen supply to the brain).
During this time James endured intensive treatment at hospitals and was fitted for prosthesis, while his mother took a leave of absence from her job and his father closed his restaurant so they could both be there for their child.
Recently, James was finally able to return home, but was in need of a clean, comfortable room to continue daily physical therapy in. That’s where Adirondack Basement Systems came in.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York reached out to Kevin Koval, owner of Adirondack Basement Systems, and explained the situation. The Adirondack team didn’t hesitate to lend a hand.
“We finished 850 square feet of basement for the family including flooring, ceilings and an egress window,” Koval said. “They will be using it for a rehabilitation area.”
Total Basement Finishing donated all of the finishing materials. James is now recovering well at home with his family. Great job to Kevin Koval and the rest of the Adirondack crew for helping this family return to normalcy.