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Steven Walker gets new apartment thanks to Builders Care

10:30 PM, Jul 18, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A local man who survived a very rare bacteria saw his new home Wednesday.

Steven Walker is finally home, after months of fighting for his life and working toward recovery.

A rare bacteria, called capnocytophaga robbed Walker of his hands and legs.

"This is not going to help his problem but it is going to make it easier for him to carry on," said Chris Simons with Builders Care.

A new apartment and Builders Care team are helping to get Walker adjusted to his new life.

His specially renovated apartment includes widened doors and and open floor plan so he can easily move from room to room.

The team also furnished the entire apartment.

Simons said they saw First Coast News' stories on Steven and knew they had to help the family who has helped them.

"Steven as well as his mother volunteered on many Builders Care job sites," Simons said. "They are givers and they've made a life of working for non-profits and volunteering just like for Builders Care. So to be able to do something for Steven in a time when he's really hurting is a true pleasure."

An emotional Walker said there's nothing in the apartment that can make him the person he was, but the volunteers' compassion helps him on his uphill climb.

"This is something different and you've made a difference today and for a long time," Walker said.

For information on donating to Steven's medical bills, click here.

First Coast News

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