Meet the Blewers-Women Build Recipients
“Lucky and blessed…”
“Surrounded by wonderful people…”
“Looking forward to helping others….”
These are all ways that Jennifer Blewer describes the circumstances that she and her husband Craig find themselves in today. She has a joyful and contagious enthusiasm when she talks about her situation that is really amazing.
Frankly, from the outside looking in, one might think that the family is far from lucky. The truth is that Jen and her husband have gone through some tough times in the last few years. A blended family of seven, Jen and Craig live in an apartment with three of their four younger children. When he was in his mid-twenties, her husband began having problems with his vision and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The disease has taken its toll and has affected his health and balance, so that he is on disability. Jen works part time at a local restaurant to pay the bills and their high school age son lives with his grandmother, so that the rest of the family will have more room in their apartment.