INSPIRING STORIES

FROM OUR OWN HABITAT HOMEOWNERS

Danika and Everardo 
and their children, Inez, Jonas and Jacob

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We are excited to be working with the Haro family on our next project.  Both Danika and Everardo are immigrants who have worked hard to achieve citizenship.  Danika is from New Zealand and has been in the United States since 2012, and Everardo is from Mexico and has been in the United States since he was two years old.   They have three children, Inez, Jonas, and Jacob. 

Having a home that is safe and secure is very important to the Haro family. Both Danika and Everardo are profoundly deaf.  Everardo came to America to access better systems to help with his hearing loss that were not available in Mexico.  Danika has a Cochlear implant that helps provide a sense of sound, unlike hearing aids that amplify sound.  Their oldest son, Inez, has Autism and is non-verbal.  This home will give them the peace of mind that comes with setting down roots for their children, bringing structure and routine that will help Inez, Jonas, and Jacob feel secure and safe, and where the children will have the freedom to run and play.

The Haro family is grateful to have this life-changing opportunity of owning a home of their own, where they don’t have to worry, and where their family can thrive.

SHELBY & MALISSA 

and their children, Tyson, Shayden, Kaden, and MaKayla

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Shelby and Malissa's son Kaden, who is 12, has cerebral palsy. Due to his prematurity and damage at birth to his brain, Kaden cannot stand or walk and is unable to use his right hand very well. He uses a wheelchair to get around.  Past circumstances and Kaden’s needs have made buying a home quite tricky and finding a rental that is accommodating has proven very difficult. They are so grateful for this opportunity to be able to build a home through Habitat for Humanity. They are a hardworking family that is dedicated to their church and community and love to help those around them.

SARAH

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"When my oldest son was younger, he told me he was going to build us a house to live in and it was going to have a blue door!  This house was to become our home where we would live, and all our dreams would come true.  I told him not to worry about such things.

I made a vow to myself that day, that we would have a house someday, somehow.  Now thanks to Habitat this is going to be a reality.  My children will be free to play and grow as children do and not concern themselves with grown up things, like stability and security."

To read more inspiring stories visit https://www.habitat.org/stories