(KESQ-TV) Lloyd Tilch, of Twentynine Palms, California, proudly served his country as a Navy corpsman for 20 years. Now disabled, he is not the only one in his family battling medical issues that have led to a mountain of medical bills. Wife Debbie has been battling multiple cancers, while they have been raising their 16-year-old grandson Cody since he was 2. Among other thing, Cody suffers from cystic fibrosis, diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disease and a heart condition. Over this past weekend, in just three days, volunteers helped the Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing with the Tilches to build a simple, decent and affordable home where the Tilches will live comfortably and be able to pay a zero-percent-interest, no-profit-made mortgage on terms they can afford — payments that will go into a Fund for Humanity to help other families in need be able to seize a hand-up into decent living conditions.
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This post was written by Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.
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