This Is Home

Keith grew up in state institutions, having been placed in one at birth. He remembers telling a friend, "Someday, I want to leave this place." But, in his heart, he believed that it would never happen. Eventually, he was moved into a group home in Midland with five other individuals. Next, Keith spent two years living in a small apartment by himself. Neither was a good fit.

Keith then began working with Reece Endeavor. Because his house was built specifically for him, Keith was able to make a number of decisions on finishes, appliances and home decor. He lives with one housemate, whom he chose, and has personal care assistants who come in as needed.

Keith loves taking care of his home. He regularly tackles home repairs and landscaping projects. He also enjoys entertaining friends, eating out with friends and watching baseball and football games. Keith has a close relationship with his church and his co-workers at the hardware store where he works part-time.

Recently, after major surgery, Keith spent some time recuperating at a local nursing home. On a visit back to his house to take care of a few items, he was overwhelmed by how much he missed his home. As he left to return to the nursing home, he said, "This is home; I'll be back." Keith is now back at his home, happy and healthy.

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