Family Gets Life-changing Surprise for Christmas

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‘Tis the season of giving. Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar Southwest Florida joined forces to surprise and Lehigh Acres family in need with life-changing home renovations. Watch the ABC7 clip below to see how the amazing gift the Jordan family received just in time for the holidays.


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Just in time for the holidays, Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar Homes came together to present life-changing home renovations to a Lehigh Acres family in need.

Tony and Bonita Jordan are the recipients of a remarkable gift. Their home has been made more accessible in order to provide greater ease and comfort in their efforts to care for their son. Sterling, 38, was born with Klinefelter syndrome, diagnosed with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and end-stage renal disease, is currently undergoing dialysis following kidney transplant operations, and has 8 percent vision in only one eye. Sterling’s father, Tony, 86, has a rare blood disorder, and his mother, Bonita, 71, has degenerative arthritis, making it difficult and painful to care for Sterling. Sterling has been unable to shower for years due to the inability to use the existing bathroom. As a result, Bonita has been sponge-bathing him, an undertaking that has become increasingly difficult as Bonita’s arthritis worsens.

By making the Jordan family home more accessible, and taking all their needs into account, Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar have helped make a dream come true for the Jordan family. Improvements and modifications were made possible thanks to the generous contribution of Lennar Homes and a number of local partner suppliers and contractors. Some of the modifications made to the home included: updating the existing bathroom for handicap accessibility, accommodating wheelchair use throughout the home by widening doorways and installing a small ramp at the front door, new flooring, interior paint, new exterior front door and kitchen side door and kitchen appliances, plus providing them with a Christmas tree just in time for Christmas. Sterling thought he was just getting a ramp outside and couldn’t believe what crews had done inside.

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Lee BIA Builders Care provides emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners.

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