Volunteers work to build handicap living space for New City firefighter

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Dozens of people have been working around the clock to build a handicap living space for a New City firefighter.

New City Fire Department Assistant Chief Richard Willows says the group started the construction a few weeks ago on the home of 19-year-old firefighter Will McCue.

McCue was hospitalized for the flu back in January, which developed into pneumonia and sepsis.  Doctors had to amputate both of his hands, his left foot and right leg. 

McCue has not been home since his surgery.  He hopes to return in September, where a new handicap-friendly living space will be waiting for him.

The addition includes a handicap-friendly bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom. 

Nearly 80 percent of the project was funded by donations and all of the people working each day are volunteers.

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