St. Jude Dream Home returns bigger and better than ever

RAYMORE, Mo. - Day one of the St. Jude Dream Home ticket sell-a-thon gave people a chance to see what is inside the $600,000 house which will be given away in June.

The five bedroom, five bath home on the Creekmore Golf Course "is the largest house in the history of the giveaway in Kansas City," said Lizzi Hartzell with Summit Custom Homes.

The 4,500 square home includes a screen porch with a fire place and a large living room with 20 foot ceilings. It also has a loft overlooking the kitchen.

"Locally we have a lot of patient families in the Kansas City area," said Jolene Schmitz with Creekmore.

Jake, a patient at St. Jude understands the importance of the home.

He was diagnosed with a brain tumor years ago. It was discovered during a vision screening.

"They told me after the removal that after the initial removal of the tumor, they told me my chances of survival were 50 to 55 percent," said Jake.

"St. Jude was the only place in the country doing something different," said Jake. (They) were saying 80 to 85 percent."

The home also includes a safe room and a wet bar.

If you purchase a ticket before May 4, you will be entered into the drawing for a Chevy Sonic. There are also 18 other prizes that will be given away in addition to the home including a $10,000 furniture gift certificate.

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