MOUNT SINAI - A Mount Sinai father of four battling cancer got a new home today thanks to the kindness of strangers.

James Shaljian just had a bone marrow transplant in his fight against Hodgkin's lymphoma. As News 12 Long Island has reported, he was living in a small shed-like cottage in his family's backyard because doctors told him he couldn't stay inside their mold-infested home.

In December, the non-profit organization Building Hope for Long Island heard the family's story and began building them a brand-new home.

Although Shaljian is still undergoing chemotherapy and has a long road ahead of him, he says that today marks a new chapter for him, his family and his battle against cancer.

Mount Sinai community helps build new home for cancer survivor