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Our Most Recent Project
We closed on our most recent project in time to allow the Boccia-Young family to move in before the start of the school year (see story below). A big “thank you” to all of the donors and volunteers who made this possible!
Having selected the Boccia-Young family for our 17th build, we chose a Habitat lot in the Marlboro Mist subdivision in Lamoine (27 Misty Way) on which to construct their new handicap-accessible, single-level house. The family, Colby and Rosemarie, live in Hancock with their two daughters, Savannah and Victoria. Their youngest daughter, Victoria, has Rett Syndrome*, a neurological disorder that causes severe impairment, mostly in girls. In fact, since Colby must carry their daughter up to their second story apartment, the Habitat Board felt a sense of urgency to partner with the Boccia-Young family.
Our thanks to all of the volunteers who have contributed their time, talent, and tithe to this build. And special thanks to the MDI High School Habitat Class for pre-fabbing our wall panels, to Sumner Memorial High School for building our roof trusses, Bates College for dedicating the week of their Spring Break to the build, and to The Jackson Laboratory for both their research on the disorder and their volunteer assistance!
According to information provided by the family, Rett Syndrome is:
- a debilitating neurological/movement disorder that primarily affects females;
- the leading genetic cause of severe impairment in girls — most cannot speak, walk or use their hands;
- as prevalent as ALS, Cystic Fibrosis and Huntington’s Disease;
- a disorder that afflicts another newborn baby girl every 90 minutes;
- caused by a single gene mutation that leads to underproduction of an important brain protein;
- potentially reversible with research showing that once protein levels are normalized, symptoms subside.