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Brian's House rededicated by interfaith group, community

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ESSEXVILLE, MI (WNEM) -

A blessing for a place expected to be a blessing for those going through the last days of their life.

And now Brian's House will live to help another day.

"It gives dignity to the people dying," said Delilah Maxwell.

Maxwell heads up the Save Brian's House Community Group, the organization that helped raise the funds to purchase this property after the hospice's former location was shuttered three years ago.

"It's such a hard thing to lose someone. But if they can do it and help someone feel good about it, that's our job," Maxwell said.

Today a group of interfaith ministers blessed the building as people from all over Bay County watched on, including State Rep. Charles Brunner.

"People really appreciate it and they appreciate Brian's House so much they put together these fundraising efforts. So it's really a good day to reopen this facility," Brunner said.

But there's still a lot of work to be done.

Maxwell said they're working to make sure the facility is the best it can be.

"We are totally gutting it, and we're going to have six bedrooms, and a sunroom here. So if you can't get out in a wheelchair, we'll bring you out in a bed," Maxwell said.

Construction here at Brian's House is slated to be completed by the end of June.

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