Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity


Marisa's Story

Homebuyer Story - Marisa

“Our family started off kind of rough, but we are here by the grace of God. Rafa, our oldest son, was born with a cataract in his left eye, but he has always been a great son and brother. Manny was born at 25 weeks of gestation, which caused some issues for him. He has overcome so many things in his short life. But like he says, ‘God has put me in this family and you cannot return me!’ He touches our lives and everyone around him by just being himself.”

“Manny being in a wheelchair has not stopped our family from doing so many things, and I’ve always told him that he can do anything. And now, in partnership with Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, our family hass built an accessible home of our own where Manny won’t have to deal with stairs and everything is in reach.

“God has blessed us so much in this life. We have had some rough patches, but we stand strong with God being our Rock and our Foundation.”