Early Christmas Gift for Orem Woman Battling Multiple Cancers

OREM, Utah (ABC4 News) - Christmas has come early for an Orem woman who has been battling cancer.
For this first time since August, Kim Power Stilson, Talk Show Host for BYU Radio, was able to sleep in her own home. Stilson has been staying at a neighbor’s house because it was wheel chair accessible.
"I haven't been home for five months so it's a big deal," said Stilson.
A year and a half ago Stilson was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. According to a GoFundMe page started by her sister, after unrelenting back pain Stilson learned that the cancer had returned and spread to her bones and lungs.
Heart 2 Home heard about Stilson’s story and wanted to help. The foundation enlisted hundreds of friends, family and the community to reconstruct Stilson’s home and make it ADA Accessible. The main goal was to “Get Kim Home for Christmas.”
"I'm so glad to be home," expressed Stilson. "I couldn't be home with my kids unless it was wheelchair accessible. So to have a bathroom I can use, and all the facilities on the main floor is incredible. I can't be home unless I have that, and now I can be home.”
“This is an exciting day for them that they get to come home and be a family again and be under the same roof,” said Greg Adamson, President, Heart 2 Home.
Stilson’s home wasn’t just constructed to be wheel chair accessible, new decorations, floors, and paint were all added to help spruce it up.
Kim, who has been married for 23 years and has three kids, wasn’t the only person in her family to receive an early Christmas gift. Heart 2 Home was able to makeover and personalize a room for each of the children.
“This is far beyond anything I could ever expect,” said Kim, as she wiped away tears of joy.
If you would like to help the Stilson family, click here to be connected to the family’s GoFundMe page https://www.gofundme.com/2jmtjmgk

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