CLICK HERE FOR FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATES, LINK BUTTONS AND MORE! »

Friday, July 15, 2011

Have a Heart

Yesterday, on the news, my Aunt and Uncle were spotlighted as ones who were the recipients of a wheelchair accessible home at a significantly reduced cost built by the Have a Heart foundation.   Aunt Margie and Uncle George were selected by the foundation after Aunt Margie wrote a letter explaining their circumstances.  Below is a portion of the letter.

"We are very impressed that you are offering a wheelchair-accessible home at a discounted cost to a deserving buyer. May I tell you our story? At age 70, my husband George amazingly survived a massive hemorrhagic stroke on December 1, 2006. It left him completely paralyzed on the left side without the use of his left leg, hand and arm. He suffers daily with pain in the affected side, and everything he tries to do is a struggle. Yet he remains positive and often expresses gratitude for the blessings of life. A completely accessible home would make life so much easier for him and also for me as his care giver."





They have been living in Nauvoo, Illinois for the past several years.  Since his stroke, they have been wanting to return to Utah where they could be closer to family, but ongoing medical expenses have put a severe financial strain on them making it hard to find accessible housing that they could afford.  We feel that there were many miracles along the way to make this happen. 
 We're excited to have them back home.

16 comments:

Mildred said...

Such a tender story and what a deserving couple. Praise God for answered prayers and returning them to their family/friends and an accessible home. Thank you for sharing their story!

Kristina P. said...

This is very touching!

Grandma Honey said...

Sweet letter your aunt wrote.
I enjoyed watching the video too.
I just love it when good people who are grateful get chosen for such a wonderful opportunity! Once they get moved in, their life will become so much easier.

Julie Harward said...

Ohhh, that is so wonderful..I am so happy for them! I love to see good things like this, :D

karen said...

I'm a sucker for stories about good things happening to good and deserving people. I wish them every happiness.

Susan R said...

What a lovely thing to do and what a blessing.
So happy for them.

Tracy said...

Oh Happy Day for all involved!! Yes, miracles still do happen!! :-)

Yvonne said...

That is so wonderful. What a great blessing for them. Such a deserving family.

nic said...

How wonderful! So, which side of the family is this on?

Connie said...

Aunt Margie is my Mom's youngest sister.

Cherie said...

That is so neat!
What a blessing for them and for you and their family!

Kazzy said...

Very very cool! Thanks for sharing their story.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

That's so fabulous! There are two handicaped members of my family and making things accessible really does literally open doors for them.

Garden of Egan said...

That is so wonderful!
I'm excited that you'll have more fam close by and they will be more comfy.

Valerie said...

How wonderful! What a great story.

M-Cat said...

How cool is this!! What an awesome story. We need more of these out there