'Dax Locke House' Goes Up For Sale

By Maggie Vespa

December 5, 2010 Updated Dec 5, 2010 at 11:29 PM CDT

Late December will mark the one year anniversary of the death of two year-old Dax Locke, the little boy who's battle with Leukemia brought much of Central Illinois together.

Dax's memory is living on in his hometown of Washington, in a big way.

He was the little boy who lit up an entire community.
During last year's holiday season, people across Central Illinois strung their house with lights in order to give 2 year-old Dax Locke an extra special Christmas.

On December 30, 2009, Dax lost his battle to Leukemia.

But today, his name is being carried on, with 'the Home for an Angel- the Dax Locke House.'

"If this house was put on the market it would actually be a $325,000 house," said Jim Maloof Realty agent Donna Jones.

After just four months on the dot of building the Dax Locke house is almost complete.

The only thing builders have left to finish is the kitchen's granite counter tops.

Those will be installed next week.

Almost all of the work done on the Washington home was donated or done at cost.

Profits from selling it will go to St. Jude Children's cancer research.

Donna Jones from Jim Maloof Realty says it should have no problem selling.

"It's the second home buyer, some one that maybe has to sell their first time home. So it's a good step up," said Jones.

That's exactly what Jake and Rachel Cox thought when they toured the home with their new baby Sunday.

"We're looking to upgrade, maybe a few more bedrooms. Now we have a little one, so it's kind of nice to find a bit bigger house," said Jake.

Jones says the sale should generate $50,000 for St. Jude.

The least those behind the project can do, she says, when they think of the relief it could bring to thousands of little children fighting the same fight as Dax Locke.

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