The St. Elmo home of Andy and Gloria Mendonsa is rebuilt after a city of Chattanooga fund-raising effort helped the family that experienced several tragedies last year.
Their 18-year-old son Asher is paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a fall from Parkway Towers in May. In July, the familys house was damaged extensively by a tree that fell during a storm. In November, daughter Hadrienne died at the age of 19 after a car accident.
City officials said nearly 300 people contributed $191,000 to the Mendonsa Family Fund, which helped restore the familys house.