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New Home for Family of 5

December 18th, 2007 by flanews

A family of five has an early Christmas present.  For the first time in two years, they will be celebrating the holidays in their own home.  As Chris Casquejo explains, the generosity of a former FSU legend and current NFL star helped make their dreams possible.

Hear it here: New Home for Family of 5

The Nyahuma family can hardly believe a new 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, fully furnished home is all theirs. The father and his 4 children spent 400 hours helping Habitat for Humanity build the house.

“I can’t remember the last time I sat at a new couch or ate at a new table with enough chairs for my family,” said new homeowner Osei Nyahuma.

In 2005, Osei Nyahume’s life was a nightmare.  His wife left him, and the family was homeless.

“At times in my van, at times in the bus terminal,” he said.

For the past 11 years, former FSU great and current NFL star Warrick Dunn has been helping single mothers buy their own homes.  This year he decided to help a single father realize his dream.

The family was living with Osei’s sister when Dunn’s foundation stepped in with a $5,000 down payment.
“Sometimes we may feel like, if you’re a man, you should be okay,” Dunn said.  “But sometimes, guys need assistance.”

For the Osei Nyahuma and his kids, sleeping in their own beds is a gift they never thought would be possible again.  Now, they believe.

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