Habitat for Humanity builds ADA-compliant home for local family with special needs


TORI: AN EXCITING DAY FOR THIS
SPECIAL FAMILY, LEESA BROWN AND
HER SON ISAIAH. THEY WERE GIVEN THE HOME OWNER
— HOMEOWNERSHIP BY HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY. 1, 2, 3. BEAUTIFUL. TORI: LEESA AND ISAIAH BROWN
WORE BIG SMILES AS THEY RECEIVED
THE KEYS TO THEIR VERY OWN HOME
— THE MOMENT — BRINGING LEESA
TO TEARS.>>IT’S JUST AWESOME. IT’S A GOOD CRY, IT’S NOT A BAD
CRY. TORI: WITH THE HELP OF DONATIONS
FROM UNITED TECHNOLOGIES,
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SPENT FOUR
MONTHS BUILDING THIS HOME, AND
IT’S NOT YOUR TYPICAL BUILD. THE HOME IS COMPLIANT WITH ALL
THE GUIDELINES OF THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, TO HELP
15-YEAR-OLD ISAIAH GET AROUND. LEESA SAYS THINGS LIKE WIDER
HALLWAYS, WHEEL-IN BATHROOMS AND
HAND RAILS, WILL MEAN MORE
INDEPENDENCE FOR ISAIAH.>>NOW WHEN WE GO SOMEWHERE, I
HAVE TO MAKE SURE HE’S BATHED
AND DRESSED BEFORE I GET
DRESSED. NOW I SAY, ISAIAH, GO TAKE A
SHOWER, AND I KNOW HE’S SAFE.>>I’M JUST GRATEFUL FOR HABITAT
FOR HUMANITY. TORI: FOR LEESA, THE BEST
SURPRISE —
WAS A FLAT TOP STOVE. ONE SHE’S ALWAYS DREAMED OF
HAVING. YOU LIKE TO COOK?>>YES. I COOK EVERY DAY. I’M FROM JAMAICA.>>I LIKE TO EAT. TORI: THE HOME IS ONE OF FIVE ON
THIS STREET BUILT BY HABITAT FOR
HUMANITY. IT’S PART OF THEIR COLEMAN

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