Rebuilding Their Dreams



Criminals may be able to steal and destroy objects but we can't let them steal and destroy dreams! Two beautiful people poured their souls into making a home on wheels, with adventure in their hearts. They sacrificed, they laughed, they loved, and they made their dream come true. Homer and Tiffany set out on a journey full of possibilities only to have a hijacker shatter their dreams. Not only did the battle that ensued put Homer's life in extreme danger, it left their truck and camper totaled. The adventure ended before it began and after recovering physically from the trauma, they were left devestated. Here is Tiffany's post. Please help us help our friends recover from this devestation so close to Christmas season. They don't deserve this :(
TIFFANY'S POST: 
"Dear family, friends, and beloved community:

It is with a broken heart and soul that Homer and I tell you this. On the evening of December 5th, 2017, after spending the whole of the day preparing for our trip to Colorado the following morning, the beloved 1977 Holiday Rambler that we have been working hard to renovate for the past 9 months was highjacked along with Homer’s truck. The incident occurred around 8:30 PM. Homer instinctively jumped into the bed of the truck to try and stop the guy. The guy began swerving the truck violently in an effort to throw Homer out, but was unsuccessful. Homer then tried to dial 911 but couldn’t with all the movement. He noticed that there was a 2x4 in the bed of the truck, and grabbed it. The door to the driver’s side of the truck was still ajar, so Homer reached over from the bed of the truck and started beating the guy as best as he could to get him to stop. At one point, the guy was driving at a speed of at least 60+ mph down a one-way street, on the wrong side of the road. Cars were swerving to miss the trailer and truck. The Creator must have been looking out for Homer, because again, he managed not to fall out of the bed of the truck. The guy eventually tired, and was probably hurting from being hit with the 2x4, so he turned toward one of the bus stations and deliberately crashed the truck and trailer into the building. Both the truck and trailer are totaled. Homer and I spent the night at UNMH that night. Both of us are okay. Homer has no broken bones, but is pretty sore from being thrown around in the truck when it all crashed. His arm and leg were pretty well bruised up and he pulled some muscles, but he is alive and here with me. Yesterday, we tried to rest and process our grief over what had happened and inform those closest to us on this journey. Going through the trailer was absolutely crushing as it looked like a hurricane had ripped through it. Destruction was everywhere and on top of that, we learned that our full propane tanks and brand new hitch had been stolen in the night, after everything else that had already occurred.

Today, Homer went to the police station to check on the status of the case. The evening of the theft, the guy left his cell phone on the seat of the truck in all the chaos, and the police were able to open his Facebook profile. We were hopeful that this would increase the chances of an arrest being made, but we learned this morning that the police had filed it as an “accident” and not a theft. The police have refused to discuss it further with us and say we can only change the status of the report after 14 days. This has been another massive violation and heartbreak.

To all of our friends and family who have been following this renovation, we are so devastated and so sorry that it has come to an end in this way. We love and cherish each one of you who came together for us and helped, even in a small way, to make our dream of “Suzie Squash Blossom” possible. From her name, which is in memory of a beloved friend who recently passed, to each unique touch inside and out, “Suzie” exuded love. I believe that “homes” hold the souls of all those who have passed through their walls, so it fills my heart to know that our “little trailer that could” felt so much love, labor, exhilaration and life before going down. For a brief moment, Homer and I were filled with joy at the prospect of living our lives together in this special trailer and we will never forget any of you who joined us, even from afar, on this journey.

We don’t know what our next step is just yet, but we have no plans of giving up and we will keep you informed as much as possible. Colorado still awaits us, just a bit differently than we hoped and planned for — but I still have Homer and I couldn’t be more proud of the work he has done and grateful for what he brings to my life.

Please be safe out there friends, and you never know what this life holds, so don’t be afraid to love a little harder and without limits.

Tiffany and Homer"
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Jessie Dyson 
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