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Published: 11/9/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago


New home revealed for Southview student

It was an unveiling celebration Nov. 10 at the new home for the Taylor family, a building project months in the making. The Professional Remodelers Organization has worked with many local businesses, on planning and fundraising for the building project for Southview student Valerie Taylor, who has disabilities. The new home was designed by Southview alumnus, Ed Fair. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Visitors enjoy refreshments and tour the Taylor family's new home after the final reveal of the house in Sylvania Township. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Visitors enjoy refreshments and tour the Taylor family's new home after the final reveal of the house in Sylvania Township.
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Professional Remodeler Organization of Toledo's president for 2012 Dave Rupf, left, stands by Valerie Taylor, 17, center left, and her mother Veronica, center, as her father, Tom, cuts the ribbon on their new home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Professional Remodeler Organization of Toledo's president for 2012 Dave Rupf, left, stands by Valerie Taylor, 17, center left, and her ...
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Kathy Lane, right, presses tissues into the hands of her daughter, Veronica Taylor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kathy Lane, right, presses tissues into the hands of her daughter, Veronica Taylor.
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A look inside the new home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A look inside the new home.
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The new kitchen in the Taylor family's home is spacious enough for Valerie to easily join her parents in her wheelchair. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The new kitchen in the Taylor family's home is spacious enough for Valerie to easily join her parents in her wheelchair.
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The bathroom, which features a walk-in shower for Valerie, opens between the master bedroom and Valerie's bedroom. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The bathroom, which features a walk-in shower for Valerie, opens between the master bedroom and Valerie's bedroom.
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Tom and Veronica Taylor now have a bedroom of their own in the new house. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tom and Veronica Taylor now have a bedroom of their own in the new house.
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The living room of the Taylor family's new home, like the rest of the house, is easily accessible for Valerie, 17, and her wheelchair. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The living room of the Taylor family's new home, like the rest of the house, is easily accessible for Valerie,...
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Ellydia Garza, 17, left, was one of the Southview students who donated their time to help build the Taylor family a new home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ellydia Garza, 17, left, was one of the Southview students who donated their time to help build the Taylor family a new home.
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Veronica and Tom Taylor walk with their daughter, Valerie, 17, into the new home for the first time. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Veronica and Tom Taylor walk with their daughter, Valerie, 17, into the new home for the first time.
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Valerie Taylor, 17, center, laughs while touring her new home for the first time. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Valerie Taylor, 17, center, laughs while touring her new home for the first time.
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Veronica Taylor leans down to kiss her daughter, Valerie, 17, while the pair stand in the new shower. In their old home, the bathroom was almost inaccessible to Valerie. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Veronica Taylor leans down to kiss her daughter, Valerie, 17, while the pair stand in the new shower. In their ...
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Denise Geiner, right, peeks through the window of the Taylor family's new home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Denise Geiner, right, peeks through the window of the Taylor family's new home.
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Tom Taylor cheers after Professional Remodeler Organization of Toledo president Dave Rumpf, left, and PRO's executive director Rick Morel, center left, hand him keys to his family's new home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tom Taylor cheers after Professional Remodeler Organization of Toledo president Dave Rumpf, left, and PRO's executive director Rick Morel, center ...
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Veronica Taylor hugs her mother, Kathy Lane, Friday afternoon during the final reveal of the Taylor family's new home in Sylvania Township. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Veronica Taylor hugs her mother, Kathy Lane, Friday afternoon during the final reveal of the Taylor family's new home in ...
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