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Habitat for Humanity gets an Olympic boost

MAGNA (Deseret News) — Olympians took some time out from training and perfecting their sport Saturday to pull weeds and do landscaping work.

Seventeen Olympians participated in the third national Olympian and Paralympian Build Day for Habitat for Humanity, the first held in Utah.

One soon-to-be-homeowner, Bernadette Deschine, was working alongside the gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Deschine didn't have an easy childhood. When she was 2 years old, her mother died, and a year later her father abandoned his family. Deschine then lived with extended family. In high school, she moved from New Mexico to Salt Lake City to live with her sister.

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