Local 23-year-old single mother buys her first home

April Hilley isn’t your average 23-year-old. She has a beautiful two-year-old daughter, works full time at U.S. Express and when she was just 22 Hilley did something most people her age could only dream of doing.

“I just wanted to do something that most people don’t do,” said Hilley after purchasing her very first home. Hilley said it was something she wanted to do for herself, and most importantly for her little girl.

“She’s a great mom,” said Roger Hilley, April’s father, “She worries about her daughter more than she does anybody. Her daughter is her life. So it’s like April’s my life.”

For Hilley, buying her first home was only the beginning, and now that she’s moved in she said there’s still plenty of work that needs to be done, “I still have things to do. I have to trim trees, and put a fence up so my daughter won’t run out into the street,” said Hilley, “Me and my daughter still need dressers, and you know just little things that I’m adding to.”

Hilley said it took a lot of hard work, determination and saving to finally call herself a homeowner, but said she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Getting to this point in my life, even despite the help that I don’t have and even with the help that I do have, it just gives me and my daughter stability,” said Hilley, “It’s all just a part of making this a family place I guess.”

Anyone who would like to donate furniture or just send a few words of encouragement, Hilley can be contacted via Facebook.

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