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.