Introduction: We want you to hear from the future residents of the Input Housing condominium building. This is the third blog-post in a series of posts, focusing on each of the amazing young people who will realize the dream of having a place of their own, through Input Housing Corp. (IHC). Meet Bree…
IHC: Hi, Bree, tell us about yourself.
Bree: I am 29 years old. I have a dog name “Lacey” and two younger brothers. I live with my Mom and Dad. My brothers have moved away for university and work. I went to Campbell Collegiate. I graduated last year from the Campus for All program at the University of Regina. I like being part of Best Buddies and I like to figure skate and go bowling with the Special Olympics.
IHC: What do you want from your own apartment that is being planned?
Bree: A place of my own. My family is very supportive of me moving out. I am right-sided hemiplegic so I am hoping for a place that has everything on the left side!
IHC: Why do you want your own apartment?
Bree: Because I would like more independence and a little more freedom.
IHC: What do you think about living in a building with 10 residents?
Bree: My best friends are moving in too and I will have new friends also. We take care of each other.
IHC: Tell us about your interests, what do you like to do?
Bree: I like to read and going to book club. I like coloring in adult coloring books. I like hanging out with my friends, watching t-v and going to movies and going to Sir Dance-a-Lot dances.
IHC: Tell us about your work.
Bree: I volunteer two days a week at Queen Victoria Estate – its where my Great Aunt and Granny live, so I get a chance to visit with them and do odd jobs. I also work two days a week at IQmetrics which is downtown. I enter data into a computer there. I can earn money so I can go to Camp Easter Seal.
IHC: What else should people know about you?
Bree: Well I am happy and friendly and very helpful. I am a very good person.
IHC : Why do you see Input as a good place to live?
Bree: It will connect me to other people and I will meet new people. I will be able be away from my Mom and Dad, but they are close enough that I can still go visit them.
IHC: What would you tell someone who might be considering moving in to Input House?
Bree: If people come to live there, it will expand their horizons and let them get out and have new friends.