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Habitat for Humanity home is a dream come true for local woman

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A Wilmington woman describes her new home as a dream come true for her family. A Wilmington woman describes her new home as a dream come true for her family.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington woman describes her new home as a dream come true for her family.

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church teamed up to construct the three bedroom, two bath house on Queen Street.

It comes with all the necessary amenities, plus a few made especially for Sherrill Bowman's son, Michael.

The 7-year-old was born with cerebral palsy and is bound to his wheel chair. Crews hope features like a walk-in shower, laminate flooring, and a 40-foot long ramp will help Bowman care for her son.

"We really planned both for today and her future to have this be a great house for she and her son," Development Director Kitty Yerkes said.

Bowman has been a part of the construction since the beginning, putting in time for her "sweat equity," but volunteers play a major role in building Bowman's new home.

"It's just amazing to see how hard they work," Bowman said. "They're taking time away from their own families to help you and your family."

The home was built in honor of Annie Jo Robinson, a long-time member of St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church. She's known by many in the community for her dedication to helping others.

A dedication ceremony for the home will be held March 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. on Queen Street.

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