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Single mother of 2 helps work on own Habitat for Humanity home


HOUSTON – The Gomez family is about to get news that will change their lives.

It's a chance to live the American dream -- thanks to hard work and support from Houston Habitat for Humanity.

The family will be given a home. It will bring stability for Rosalinda Gomez and her children.

The garage unit they're renting is so small her 4- and 3-year-old children are sleeping in the same room as she is.

"So, just having their own room. I think this is going to be awesome for them. Very excited," Gomez said.

Gomez works as a medical assistant.

She's a single mom -- and her son Ayden has a heart condition.

"He had a heart murmur that was too big for him to close so his left side of his heart was getting enlarged, and was not helping. So, they went ahead and did the surgery and he's doing great," Gomez said.

This is the fourth year in a row KPRC has participated in a Habitat build.

Gomez has also put in her own "sweat equity" into the project.

"Just knowing that you actually put your sweat and hours. Yeah. It's pretty cool. Not a lot of people can say I worked on my own home," Gomez said.

When it's finished, her children Ayden and Aubree will finally have a place to play.

"We're gonna be outside a lot. That's what we're gonna be doing. Outside," Gomez said.