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‘This is very nice’: 2021 St. Jude Dream Home winner sees new home for first time

Frederic Voss of Charlotte is soft-spoken and humble but says he is so grateful to be this year’s winner.
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 7:23 AM EDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2021 at 8:46 AM EDT
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UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - The winner of the 2021 St. Jude Dream Home just outside of Monroe recently got to see their new home in person.

Frederic Voss of Charlotte is soft-spoken and humble but says he is so grateful to be this year’s winner.

“I didn’t know what to expect. This is very nice,” Voss said.

The 76-year-old said his wife died about a year-and-a-half ago. Voss has lived in north Charlotte for about 25 years, so he says he’s not sure yet if he’ll move into the Union County home.

However, Voss says his favorite room in the new space is the owner’s suite with the hidden office.

“I think the home is much more than I expected and the pictures did not do it justice on the internet,” he said.

Voss says he has been buying tickets for the Dream Home campaign since it started and intends to continue to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because of how the hospital financially supports children and their families through treatment.

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“Family is probably what helps people overcome illness so I think that’s the biggest thing,” Voss said. “I know [St. Jude] does a lot of good work but that’s the one thing that really helps the child at St. Jude and also helps the family.”

Voss was referring to the fact that families don’t have to worry about paying medical bills so they are free to focus on the child’s healing.

Voss still has some time to decide if he will move into his new home or sell it. He says he’s gotten all of his paperwork in line and now just needs to make a decision.

In the meantime, the St. Jude Dream Home team and Dream Home Builder Jeff Newton are busy securing a lot for next year’s Dream Home.

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