Couple Can Use Awning to Shade Son

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The parents of a Pittsburgh boy who has health aversions to sunlight can add a retractable awning to the front of their home in settling a federal lawsuit against their neighborhood homeowner's association.

The association will also pay about $42,000 in legal costs and $10,000 in damages.

Dan and Jaime Snyder say they needed a shady place for 2-year-old Jonah to play. The boy has glaucoma and another disease affecting his skin that is aggravated by sunlight.

The couple sued in October after the Summerset Neighborhood Association said awnings don't fit the design of the plan's single-family homes.

The Snyders say they're donating the $10,000 in damages to the Children's Tumor Foundation.

The couple had claimed the association was wrong not to allow the awning as "reasonable" accommodation.

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