Bonita Springs family gets complete home makeover

Writer: Drew Hill
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The Garces family was overcome with emotion after seeing their home again for the first time. Their house just got a complete makeover and a chance for one member to continue being independent.

Miriam is 46-years-old and a mother of five children. She is also battling ALS. So to have her house remodeled was very important.

“I just feel joy,” she said. “It’s a blessing from God.”

Doctors diagnosed Miriam last year. So it’s been difficult for her to get around her house. Miriam’s husband Carlos knew they could use a helping hand.

Representatives with Lee Builders Care partnered with Lennar Homes to create a better space for the family. “As soon as I met the family and saw the struggles that Miriam was having in the home just getting around,” they said. “Their story was touching.”

Their home was transformed. “They transformed my house in 10 days unbelievable,” Carlos said. “From the entrance you know they did a ramp here. The restroom they made it walk in so it’s easier.”

Carlos Garces says it’s been heartbreaking to watch his wife try and get around their now-inaccessible home. “Watching my wife suffer through…try to jump that little hump it’s tough,” he said.

Miriam says she won’t let them dirty her brand new home. “She said that she doesn’t want to dirty her house so no party,” Carlos said.

No party for now, but they definitely have so much to celebrate later on.

“Thank you thank you thank you!” said Carlos.

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