IMPACT
09/03/2010 01:30 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Maryland Nonprofit And Community Volunteers Renovate Disabled Boy's Home

When Danny Barry was eight years old, he suffered a diabetic stroke that left him disabled. Doctors informed the Barrys that their son would never be able to walk again. Now, at 22 years old, Danny has defied predictions and continued to overcome the obstacles in his path -- regaining his speech and motor skills.

Despite his successes, Danny's disability still does present difficulties as he goes about his daily life. His mother worried Danny would need to be sent to a nursing home because the family house couldn't accommodate his needs.

With Danny's father serving his country overseas, WBAL News reports Maryland nonprofit Partnership For Housing Foundation stepped in to renovate the Barry home. The organization rallied together community volunteers to make the necessary upgrades.

"In this terrible economy, people just stepped up to the plate. They were captivated by Danny's story," said Ilene Kessley of the Partnership for Housing.

Home on leave from the military to see the unveiling of the renovated house, father Michael Barry thanked the crowd of volunteers that worked diligently,

"I can't thank you enough for all you've done. I hope the next family is as lucky as we are."