BENEFITING: THE DREAM BUILDER FOUNDATION INC
Matt is a 40 year adult with profound mental retardation, he is mentally equivalent to a 3 year old. He has never talked, used he bathroom on his own, fed himself or dressed himself. When Matt was 13 years old, he lived in a state run facility for 2 years. Those were the worst years of his life. He was abused often although the full extent will never be known since he does not speak. He would be forced to lie in his own urine for hours because his diaper was soaked through. He had fingers and toes broken and not taken care of. His personal TV, clothes and Christmas presents were frequently stolen from his shared room. Thankfully, this facility (in Houston), was permanantly closed after the death of 2 disabled residents. Matts's mother moved back to Texas to care for him which she has done exclusively for the past 25 years. She has given up everything to care for him and improve his quality of life. Matt's mother is now 70 years old. She cannot continue caring for him as her own health is failing. Matt has no where to go now except to another state institution. The state nor federal government will not dedicate any funds to assist in building housing for the disabled. Matt's family has a small lot in a safe neighborhood where they want to build his forever home. It will be a 1,500 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. We have a builder on stand-by who will build the house for cost. And there is another disabled man about Matt's age who will also live in the house with him. Please help secure Matt's future by helping us build this house for him. Help us build this dream for Matt. Thank you so much for your help, it is greatly appreciated!!!