Gemina Rose says her daughter has been counting down the days until they move into their new home, Canada’s Global News reports. The home will feature special modifications for her daughter Jancis, who is deaf.
Gemina, a single mother and health care aide, was lending a hand in the Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build on Monday. She and 15-year-old Jancis will eventually be moving out of their apartment and into a Habitat for Humanity home in Winnipeg’s Amber Trails neighborhood.
“I’m so grateful and happy to be a part of building our house,” Gemina told Global News. She says she’ll never forget the day she received the call saying she would be getting a new home.
Gemina says Jancis has been counting down the days until they move into their new home, which will feature doorbells, fire and smoke alarms that use light instead of sound.
“When my mom told me I was like ‘a new house?’ and she said yeah,” Jancis said through ASL. “And I said ‘woo hoo’, and I was jumping up and down and I was so excited.”
“She’s thrilled, she’s thrilled. This will be very exciting for her,” Manitoba School for the Deaf principal Ricki Hall told Global News. “For most of their lives, they’ve been living in someone else’s home and so to have their own home that they actually own now, will be exciting.”