It was a celebration of community and the culmination of a dream.
Saturday an open house was held at the Herbert home on East Woodland Park Road as a way of saying thanks to all who helped build a home centered around the needs of Hilary Herbert, who became a quadriplegic, due to an auto accident six years ago.
A joint project of Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of Sheridan, plus other organizations and volunteers, Hilary's mom, Joleen is so thankful.
The home features extra wide doors, five foot wide hallways and a special wing devoted to Hilary's care, including a large therapy room. Before Hilary's accident, Joleen worked in an office, full-time, but now she's a full-time caregiver.
The therapy room is amazing and the Herbert's are hopeful.
This new home is making a difference in the Herbert's lives. It hasn't been easy. Joleen's devotion shines through with a ready smile and upbeat attitude, but she's had to learn patience and perseverance.
In addition to the home, individual's raised some $200,000 to help with the project.