SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Tony DiFrancesco, an uncle of three nephews — John, 21, Dylan, 19 and Adam Miksis, 17 —  never expected to be the caretaker of the three boys until tragedies occurred within the family.

But after assuming the role of guardian and living with his nephews, DiFrancesco has given his best efforts to support his family to the best of his ability.

Now, in return, the Miksis boys have decided to do something for their hero.

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On Sunday, DiFrancesco's three nephews created a GoFundMe page to assist him with his finances. Not even a full two days after the fund was generated, the page has produced over $50,000 in donations along with over 1.1 thousand shares on Facebook.

With the money produced, the family can now pay off the majority of the mortgage for their house, which could have been foreclosed if not for the fund, medicals bills for DiFrancesco, who suffers from heart problems, and groceries to provide more meals.

For more information and to contribute, click here.