Mom of son with muscular dystrophy pleads for power to be restored

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LARCHMONT -

The mother of a young man who suffers from a debilitating disease says her son has been living nearly a week without electricity in Larchmont, and he needs the electricity back on in order to survive.

Susan Bottari says a tree came down on power lines nearly a week ago, leaving dozens of homes in the area in the dark. Her 25-year-old son, Paul, has been living with progressive muscular dystrophy since he was 1.

Susan Bottari says her son had to sleep in his wheelchair Wednesday night.

“It's just been a nightmare. and Con Ed has done nothing to help us at all,” she says.

She says she must take Paul out of their home on Rockridge Road to stay at her daughter's place because they need electricity to operate his wheelchair and breathing machine.

She even got paid a visit this week by Westchester County Executive George Latimer, who took matters into his own hands and demanded that Con Edison bosses step down.

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