Not Just a House.. but a Home

$100 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 1 person in 67 months

Hello! My name is Suzie and I'm a 30 year-old at-home mommy of six. Yes, six!
Anyway, it is my Dream to Live in a house.
Not just any house.. my family's old house.
My grandfather moved his family into this house when my mom was just 5 years old. My mom later moved our family into the house when I was about 5 years old, just after she and my father divorced and her mother passed away of cancer.
My grandpa and I were really close, could even say he was my best friend. He passed away in November of 2003.
We (the boyfriend, our daughter, and I) lived in the house with my family up until we got our own apartment a month or so before our daughter's first birthday in '05.
Had I known the house would be foreclosed on shortly after, I would've stayed to help save it.
That's where I need help.
Not one day has gone by, twelve years later, that I haven't dreamed of being back there, quite literally so, and had nightmares of being away.
I was born with Hypothyroidism and even as common as it may be, I believe my case to be rather unique. A few of the symptoms include: headaches, lack of concentration, memory loss, and depression.
I have to apologize if all of this doesn't make much sense as I am a very emotional and sentimental type of person and as you can probably imagine, this topic is quite efficiently sensitive.
I grew up in that house, it is very much a huge part of me, of who I am.
I'd like to say we have money saved up for this house but in all honesty, we don't. But not for the lack of trying. We've both had several of our own jobs and entrepreneurial ventures and continue to do so (he works construction jobs on houses, I'm currently trying to run two home-based businesses, also see our "saving for a house" tip/donation can in the photo above) but with having as many kids as we do, in such an economy, it is difficult to get by.
Although, if we have this house, to have as our Home for our family, it would enable me to be so much more comfortable and in turn, do.. so much more, for my home-based endeavors to be actually productive. I have every confidence in having this house, all of our efforts would pay off. To have a base for our enterprise of sorts, we'd have more than enough motivation and way to actually Live.
The house itself was built in 1925 so it is an oldie and not in the best condition but that's not so much of a concern. I mean, it is, 'cause of course I'd want my house to be a safe haven for my family but that is one of the reasons why I want it. To repair it, improve it, to make it our own. I'm a very hands-on type of person and I believe in the saying, "If you want something done right, do it yourself."
To clarify, $50,000 would go toward purchasing the house and any additional money donated would be used for immediate repairs and furniture; refrigerator, stove/oven, washer/dryer, etc.
As for every dollar acquired, I will earn and pay it forward towards [an]other cause[s].
Or, if you'd prefer, I'd be more than delighted to recompense, just send me your information here.
Please note that GoFundMe takes 5% out of each donation so that should be taken into consideration.

I have every intention of fulfilling my dreams as summarized here, but I need help. I'm not sure if I've said all that's needed, as I'd said before, this topic is quite a sentimental and therefore very emotional one for me, indeed, on top of my lack of memory and ability to concentrate so I may have left something[s] out.
If you'd like to learn more, feel free to visit my blog, of sorts, at http://www.theimpishthing.com/NJaH.

Please and Thank you,

Suzie and Family

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Not much of an actual update but needed to maintain the campaign so..
yeah, I still want this house. I mean, it will be mine. Sooner or later.
Would be cool to get some help, whether I'd need to pay it back or not.
I'd be more than happy to do so, especially since having this house would enable me to. ;)
Please and Thank you.
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I updated my Minecraft House again. Looks a little more like the real thing, I think, although very much elaborated on and yet, still not giving it justice. This House will be mine.

Happy Birthday to me. ;D
Not Just a House.. but a Home
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So I've "recreated" the house on Minecraft. Not quite giving it justice, as you might imagine, but it was definitely an inspirational build. <3 :D
The House recreated on Minecraft
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#Six is almost home, we need this house now more than ever.. !
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Dana Lynne
49 months ago

I hope you make some progress. It's hard to get donations. Much harder than I anticipated when I started my campaign and my goal is only 500$. Good luck with your journey, I will share your campaign :)

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$100 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 1 person in 67 months
Created June 5, 2013
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Suzie Torres
65 months ago

At last, I can put a little toward Our Home myself. It's not much but every little bit helps.

Dana Lynne
49 months ago

I hope you make some progress. It's hard to get donations. Much harder than I anticipated when I started my campaign and my goal is only 500$. Good luck with your journey, I will share your campaign :)

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