Yesica Xiong Family

Xiong Yesica Family Yesica and her 2 children, Aedrey, 11 years old, going into 7th grade, and Yestin, 9 years old, going into 4th grade, are excited that their house will soon be built. A brand new house in a brand new neighborhood! The Xiong/Pham family is currently living with Yesica’s parents and other family members.

Yesica works for Catawba Valley Medical Center on the surgical floor as a CNA/Unit Secretary working 3,12-hour shifts. She also works for a local attorney, a few hours each week when they need extra help. Yesica has a Bachelors degree in criminal justice and has given thought to a job in the justice system when she is settled in her new home. Her parents were refugees in Thailand and immigrated to Argentina where Yesica was born. At the age of 12, she and her family were able to join family members when they immigrated to the United States. She is now fluent in 3 languages and finds that it has helped her in her CVMC position and imagines it will continue to be useful in whatever else she undertakes.

 This family stays busy. Aedrey loves music and plays the piano. She also enjoys church, playing soccer and her favorite subject is science. Yestin likes soccer, church and loves to read a lot of books. Mom enjoys working out and staying fit.

Yesica says that they were very happy and thankful that their family was accepted for the homeownership program. She couldn’t wait to tell her family the good news. She is convinced that the only way to improve their lives is to force themselves to undergo difficult changes, but Habitat has given them the opportunity to feel comfortable and stable in accomplishing one of her dreams — to have a place to call HOME!