Kenisha Petties’ daughter Khalilah was born with an extremely rare form of spina bifida. Walking is very challenging for her. The family was renting a townhome filled with stairs that posed a constant danger to Khalilah. In November 2012, after two years of hard work and smart budgeting, the family closed on a home in Fridley that was specially designed to meet Khalilah’s unique needs.
Kenisha remembers being thrilled when she got the call that her family had been selected to buy a Habitat home. She works for HealthPartners. She has stressed the importance of a good education to her four children. Her oldest son, Ronnell, started college this year. Khalilah is focusing on math so she can be a forensic scientist when she gets older.