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Homeless Boy's Christmas Wish Comes True

While some kids ask Santa Claus for the most popular toys and other luxuries, the only thing that an 8-year-old boy in Michigan wanted for Christmas was his own bed.

The child, Daeyrs, got his wish when officials told him and his mother, Dionna, that they had been accepted for the state’s public-housing program. The Daily Mail reported that the moment the Detroit family learned they would no longer be homeless was captured in a heartwarming video.

Most of the time since the boy was born, Dionna had moved with him from one homeless shelter to the next. Not only did they not have their own beds; they often did not even know where they would be sleeping.

The possibility of having no roof over their heads was a constant threat.

Previously, Dionna worked as a nursing trainee. When she lost the job, she could no longer afford to pay rent.

By the time the mother and boy got their state housing unit, the only furnishings they owned were two chairs and an inflatable mattress. Someone gave Daeyrs some blankets he could use while curled up on the floor.

A social worker, troubled by the family’s plight, responded by contacting Humble Design, which provided furniture for every room of the unit. Daeyrs was so proud that he proclaimed himself “the man of the house.”

In the video, recorded on Dec. 20, the boy could not keep himself from crying from joy. His room featured not only the bed he had dreamed about, but also chairs, cushions, toys and an art set.

Treger Strasberg, who created Humble Design, explained that he had the charitable group reach out to Daeyrs and Dionna after he found out “they moved into this house but didn’t have any furniture and were sleeping on the floor.” His generous gift made Christmas 2017 a holiday that the family will never forget.

“We were referred to Daeyrs and his mother by a social worker, and our first order of business was to ask them exactly what they would like in their house to make it feel like a home,” Strasberg recalled. “Seeing how much having a bed and his own room meant to Daeyrs, it really made me realize what’s important in life and grateful for everything I have."

"He was so excited to have his own room, but also so overwhelmed by what having this really means for him after all he’s been through – to have a place to stay and just be a normal kid with no worries.”

Strasberg continued: “We furnished and decorated the house from top to bottom with donated furniture and goods from our warehouse. From curtains on the window to kitchen appliances, we cover every detail."

"Now Daeyrs and Dionna have a place they can truly call home and everything can only go up from here. Seeing the impact that a stable home has on a family has been life-changing."

He added, "With every home that we do, we learn a new story of hope and triumph.”

According to Strasberg, his organization “helped 169 families transition out of homeless and abuse shelters” last year. “We just want to wrap our arms around every family that needs us, and our goal is to ensure no child has to sleep on their floor,” he said.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: YouTube

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