On Friday, December 18th, the Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care and Lennar Homes unveiled a new home that was constructed for the Smith family in Cape Coral, completed in just 18 days, in time for Christmas. Over 150 Lennar associates, along with more than 100 other local business and community partners donated their time, services and building materials to build a brand new house, from start to finish, in time for the Smith family to spend the holidays in their new home, located in a Southwest Cape Coral neighborhood.
Builders Blinds donated all of the window coverings to help complete the home for Brad and Charyse Smith. The Smiths saw their dream come true of owning a home accessible for their daughter with special needs, Kayla, and their son, Logan. The “home that love built for Kayla” is the 251st Builders Care project since the nonprofit organization’s inception in 2005.
Kayla is 100 percent dependent on her family for daily care because she was born with life threatening issues that resulted in permanent brain damage and the diagnosis of Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. “It’s so not real,” said Charyse. “I keep looking around thinking I’ll see the family that the home is for! Thank you doesn’t begin to cover what we are feeling right now, I am grateful to God for choosing me to be Kayla’s mom and this means the world to us. You will forever be in our hearts.”