The Troy family of Long Beach, N.Y., is hoping to move back into their home by the end of the year and potentially even by Christmas -- a feat considering that a few weeks ago, that seemed impossible, reported the AP.

Their home was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and parents Kerry Ann and Chris wondered how they would take care of their disabled 11-year-old son Connor, who has a degenerative neuromuscular disease.

Chris said he thought, at best, he would be back in his home many months from now and "be able to go to the beach from my own house this summer."

"We're way ahead of schedule for that," he said.

A real estate investor, Donald Denihan, saved the day. After making it through the third near-death experience of his life recently, he decided to help others this holiday season.

"It's not all about taking the paycheck home, it's about helping others in times of need," he explained.

A local church connected him with the Troys.

He's also funding the repairs for another neighbor's Sandy-stricken home.

Watch the video, via the AP, below.