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Amarillo College student lives on her own despite disability

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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

Like other college students, Sierra Villarreal wanted to be independent by moving out of her parents home and into a place where she can call her own. 

This was a task for Villarreal because she is diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT)  which is a group of inherited disorders that cause nerve damage mostly in the arms and legs.
 
CMT made it difficult for Villarreal to to find housing but her luck changed when she met Brenda Lee Parker.  

After she signed her lease with Canyon Evolution Village Apartments, the company immediately put in time, money and effort to change the apartment around. 

During that month the company spent close to 28,000 dollars in renovations making sure she was comfortable and everything was accessible. 

Villarreal said that people should walk away and know that it doesn't matter who people are, everyone deserves to be comfortable in their own home.  


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