Living Independently: a Dream Come True


Since I’m in the process of looking towards the future and God’s plans for me, I just thought it would be fun to look at other people that are doing the same. I just happened to come upon this article while apartment searching. It’s going okay. My friends and I are still overcoming some of own hurdles, such as financial burdens and employment difficulties. Anyway, on to the article

For most people, owning a home is a dream come true.

But for 24-year-old Kim Munro, a bedroom will do just fine.

This bedroom is part of a 10 bedroom unit named “The Allison House” project. Supported by Lutheran Social Services, this new project allows people with disabilities to live independently without the fear often associated with being on your own. The project is made possible by a grant from HUD as well as several other organizations. The house includes other amenities as a fully accessible kitchens, storage units, dining units as well as a community laundry room. Dedicated last Thursday, the faculty took time to remember the young woman for which the project was named.

Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, Allison Kamen also had dreams of living independently. Unfortunately, she died in 1997 before those dreams could be realized.

For further information, contact Christine Perry at 323-4222

Bleck, Christie. “Allison House Apartments enable independent living. “(Lansing State Journal) 9 March 2007. 21 March 2007

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