By Katie Herrera
Thompson High School senior Josh Carden is one step closer to a new home.
Carden, who has Cerebral Palsy, has touched many hearts with his infectious personality and smile.
Volunteers decided to build Carden and his grandmother a new home after the loss of his grandfather. The home they live in now isn't big enough for Carden's wheelchair to move around.
Last week, they crossed the last big hurdle when the Alabaster Planning and Zoning committee approved the property swap for the new house.
Community members have stepped up to make it all happen on donated materials and services.
A designer, who is also wheelchair-bound, designed the home specially for Josh's needs. FOX6 has the first look at preliminary sketches of the house.
Volunteers hope to start building in the next week or so.
On April 7, Eli Gold – voice of Alabama football – will host a silent auction fundraiser for the Josh Carden Project, starting at 5 p.m. at Nino's in Pelham. Artist Daniel Moore will be there and has donated some of his famous prints signed by Nick Saban. Stan White, former Auburn quarterback, also plans to attend.
For more information on how you can get involved, visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/joshproject.