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Family Spotlight | Meet the Vang Lee Family

I am a mother of 11 children, 5 of my children still live at home with me.  I also have a grandson who lives with us, so we are a three-generation home.

Our household includes: Myself (Valenie), 3 boys: Jaden (age 9), Caspian (age 7), East (age 5), 2 girls: Pazoo (age 18), Spring (age 12), Grandson: Leo (3 months old) photo

I am originally from California, where I grew up, and moved to the Fox Cities in 2009 to start a better life after I got divorced and had to start my life over, both physically and financially.  I currently am self employed as a cosmologist at a local nail salon.   My kids love the schools in the Fox Valley and are doing really well here.  We also have enjoyed all 4 seasons in Wisconsin.   The kids enjoy sledding in the winter, and enjoy the outdoors in the summer.

As a single mom, I wish to own my own home so we don’t have to continue moving, place to place.   Also, for many years, we were living in overcrowded housing situations with friends and family.  It will be nice to have an affordable home, enough space, and permanently settle in the Fox Cities.

I think by having an affordable home, I will finally be able to take care of other needs our family has that we have had to hold off on because our rent was so high.

By buying my own home, I feel more confident raising my children as a single parent because I feel that I am now able to give them everything they need.

Thank you for this opportunity.


Valenie Thao Vang

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