Crown Point woman receives new home, new independence

Hunsdon and her son, Travis, have been sharing a bedroom since they moved into her parents' home. Though a two-story house, Hunsdon said she really has only had access to the ground floor because of her condition.

"My bed is two feet away from his and I've got a dresser pinched in between my bed and the wall," she said. "I don't mean to sound ungrateful or selfish by any means, but we're just confined."

Downsizing from living in their own home to sharing a portion of one floor of a house has also meant living with mainly the bare necessities.

"I have a storage shed full of my life that I don't even know what's in there from five years ago," said Hunsdon.

When Hunsdon and her son finally occupy their new home, which is nearing completion, it will be an amazing feeling, she said.

"It's going to be like I have my life back," said Hunsdon. "Again, I don't mean to sound ungrateful but it will be just so incredible to have our own place."

Hunsdon's new home will have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a combined kitchen, dining room and living room area, complete with an attached laundry area.

"It's going to be 1,400 square feet," she said. "It's going to be incredible. I'm very, very fortunate."

Hunsdon said she wouldn't have gotten to what she calls "a community event" without "an overwhelming amount" of help an encouragement.

"I can't tell you the support I've had since my accident, since the separation from my husband and through this with my house," she said. "The list is just so long of the people who have helped me. It didn't matter what kind of turmoil popped up ... I'm just thankful to everyone."

"I am thankful for all of the blessings from God," she added.

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