Two St. Charles families get big surprise from Kurt, Brenda Warner

8:37 PM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KSDK) - Wednesday was a big day for two St. Charles families got even bigger thanks to a surprise from Rams great Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda.

The two families got the keys to their Habitat for Humanity homes, but had no clue they would be fully furnished.

You could see the emotion and the gratitude on their faces. These are two single mothers who were trying to figure out how they were going to furnish their new homes. This surprise just took a huge load off their shoulders.

Courtney Horner and her three children got the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home and a house full of furniture thanks to Kurt and Brenda Warner's First Things First Foundation.

"My mom has worked so hard, being a single mom and everything. She's worked two jobs and she deserves it so much. It means everything to me seeing her be happy," said Lindsey Mackey.

"My couch was going to be a lawn chair for a while. So definitely got a couch now. I don't have to use a lawn chair," said Courtney Horner. "I can actually use it outside."

For the first time in three years, Horner has her own room and her kids have their own rooms too. And the old saying is now their reality that there's no place like home.

"I just hope I don't wake up and it's all a dream," said Horner.

Felicia Robinson and her two daughters got the same surprise.

"They furnished the whole house...the whole entire house, washer dryer, everything," said Robinson.

Brenda and Kurt Warner know what it is like to be in the same situation as these families.

"It's a full circle to be able to look in her eyes and tell her I've walked in your shoes, I've lived in places that I didn't want to live and didn't feel safe," said Brenda Warner. "It was scary at times, but you do what you have to do as a single mom."

With these two homes, they hit 29 homes in the areas where Kurt has played.

"It's one of those things where every time you come and you get to see the reactions, and you get to understand that a family unit was changed and changed in an amazing way," said Kurt Warner. "It makes it all worth it."

"I was not expecting any of it. I'm grateful, blessed, everything. I did put in the hard work, but it paid off," said Robinson.


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