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Community comes together to remodel home for child in need

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Posted at 9:42 PM, May 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-25 23:42:50-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Most children love to run and play, but one young Utahn has been forced to be cautious due to a condition that leaves his bones so brittle he breaks a bone once a month on average.

Nathan Glad is seven years old, and recently some people with some big hearts stepped up to help remodel his family’s home.

Nathan has osteogenesis imperfecta, which means his bones are fragile and more susceptible to breaking. His parents said he's broken more bones than they can count.

More than 30 contractors as well as members of the community donated time and money to help remodel the home to allow Nathan to maneuver his chair better in the home and access things like a microwave in the kitchen. For the last six weeks, the family has been living in an extended-stay location, but they were recently brought back to their home to see the finished product.

"Everybody, I love it, and, you're great," Nathan said happily inside his new home.

See the video above for video of Nathan and his family’s reaction to their new home, as well as interviews with some of those who brought the project to fruition.