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A Look Inside the St. Jude "Dream House"

In less than two weeks, some lucky person's name will be read as the new owner of the St. Jude Dream Home. On April 13th, WLOX-TV will draw the winning raffle ticket during a live telethon. In the meantime, construction of the more than $250,000 St. Martin home is almost complete. On Monday, reporter Danielle Thomas got a personal tour from someone who holds a special place for St. Jude in his heart, 21-year-old Kris Hines.

When Hines looks at the work that he and his parents have put into the St. Jude dream house in St. Martin, he sees a labor of love.

"We take pride in it," Hines said. "Not just for ourselves but for St. Jude because we're able to give back finally what they've given to me."

Hines says what St. Jude has given him is a second chance at life. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease. He says St. Jude not only covered his medical and travel expenses but also made an emotionally difficult time in his life a little easier.

To show their appreciation, the whole Hines family is pitching to construct the four-bedroom house. His father is the designer and builder. His mother is helping too by doing all the color schemes.

Hines says whoever is fortunate enough to have the winning ticket is getting a good deal.

"The lot itself is worth a lot of money especially in this area. [It's] in a gated community right by the water, right by the golf course," Hines said. "You couldn't ask for much more."

Hines says his cancer has been in remission for the past year. He and his family plan to continue to support St. Jude by constructing more homes as fund raisers.

By Danielle Thomas

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