BERWYN, Pa. – A life changing home upgrade for a local teenager who has been through so much. Austin Beltrante survived a near electrocution, and on Wednesday his life went a little cold.
“You’re looking at a kid who’s not going to make excuses,” dad John Beltrante said. “You tell yourself that things aren’t so bad, because I can at least get up and do whatever I have to do.
Austin’s return inspired his community.
Sila Heating and Air Conditioning worked to install a revolutionary $60,000 air conditioning system that arrived just in time for the heat.
“I’m happy about it, you know? I’m still hot,” Austin said. “I have the fan on with the AC so it’s very cold in my room. My dog Chase doesn’t like it, but I do.”
Austin is, unfortunately, prone to overheating because his body can longer produce sweat or regulate its temperature, so having a whole house AC unit makes it much more comfortable for him to be around the house.
Jason Rabino, CEO of Sila, said helping families like the Beltrantes is the best part of his job.
“The idea of really helping Austin and his family, you know, we have to control the temperature in the house and make it comfortable for him. Let him out of the room where he spends most of his time. was a perfect way to do our customer service in a way that really impacts a particular family,” Rabino explained.
On a hot day outside, Kona Ice helped keep the family cool with sweet treats and now the Sila family joins Austin’s army as he defies the odds every day.
“For Austin, every day is just about improving and working on himself and getting better at the things he does and just being a normal kid,” John said.