The St Jude Acadiana Dream Home for 2012 now has a new owner. That new owner is Brenda Johnson of Crowley. Brenda's name was selected during the St Jude Dream Home tele-event held Sunday afternoon on KATC TV 3.

The event raised $1,012,500.00 to fund research and find cures for children with catastrophic diseases. St Jude celebrates it's 50th year this year and each of those 50 years has seen amazing strides in the desire to eliminate childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases from the landscape of our lives.

The house wasn't the only prize that was given away on Sunday afternoon, there were 19 other great prizes awarded too. Were you a winner? You can find out by clicking here.

If you purchased a Dream Home ticket or if you just watched and said a prayer, we thank you. I hope tonight when  you kiss your babies goodnight you will say a silent thank you to the unsung heroes , like the people at St Jude, that do so much to give our kids the chance to grow, live and pursue their dreams.