Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Home Makeover
Extreme Home Makeover- ABC
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Home Makeover- ABC

Time are certainly tough lately, could you be in desperate need of a extreme makeover?? If so than look no further than the hit TV show Extreme Makeover, now seeking the less fortunate families and communities that have a compelling story to tell. Hosted by the one and only Ty Pennington, former model and carpenter!

Extreme Makeover features a family or community that has had some tough time or some ongoing hardship from a natural disaster, illness or any other awful thing that can cause hope to dwindle in these tough times. The producers find local construction contractors and take care of all the coordinating with various companies to rebuild the home in amazing speed with the help of donations and volunteers while the selected family is taken away to enjoy a truly amazing

vacation that is well deserved. It is truly a heartwarming program that features people helping those in need.

For those who are interest be sure to include your story along with a photo of you and your contact information. For more information on castings dates and locations please keep checking back often and leave us a comment. Good Luck

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227 Comments

  1. Myself, my mother, and our three cats have gone through some difficult times. We are two artists who have continued to put our best efforts into what we do, and to this day have been successful at it.

    We had to move out of a prior rental that had seen some of it’s own hardships – from water damage, mold, ceiling falling in, as well as faulty wiring. We could not stay there any longer due to various difficulties, those being just a few of them.

    We are currently housed in my sister’s garage, continuing in our best efforts to build up our income where we can live comfortably again. We need a better, safer environment not only to work, but to live and also allow our three cats to live comfortably as well.

    I know this is in no way based on a house we have already, but if there is any chance we could be considered…somehow, it’d be a god send. We are hard working people and only wish to live as we should.

  2. My husband is a combat veteran from the United States Marine Corps, for the bulk of the ten years of our marriage we have been focusing on his treatment and trying to find a way for him to heal from his injuries from war. We are still pushing forward on the goal to regain a sense of purpose beyond war and recovery. We presently live on SSD and VA disability for which we are grateful, but don’t trust to always be there. I am trying to open a business this summer that will allow me to earn income for us to be independent but also still allow me to be there for my husband and growing son. A house would be a great push in the right direction for our family. Getting help from you guys to design an accommodating house to help my husband heal further would be a miracle. For example, a sound proof room for him to sleep, etc. Thank you for the time to read and for your generosity for whomever it lands.

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  4. I wanted to share our journey with cancer with those willing to read this in its entirety. A journey that is never-ending filled with tragic events turning our live completely upside down and soon to be in a place that we have yet to make habitable and we are running on borrowed time that will very soon expire. After being let in on a small snippet of our journey, my sincere hope is that someone can indeed help us.

    Three years ago my husband was diagnosed with cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Cancer of his white blood cells (those that fight off infection); the kind that is much more common in children. Unfortunately, in adults this type of cancer is often fatal as it is extremely aggressive and very likely to reoccur within months of completion of any treatment with a mortality rate of <20% in a short 6 months.

    Holding true to its devastating image, this cancer hit him hard and fast. We were so very fortunate we caught it in time as his bone marrow biopsy showed, "near 100% immature granulocytes." What was at one time his bone marrow, harboring a multitude of healthy, life saving cells that ward off disease and infection was now near 100% CANCER CELLS. 6 pints low on blood, he was tested for everything under the sun only to reveal our worst fear of it being what we have coined as, "The 'C' word," cancer.

    When our journey began our life was as close to perfect as I could imagine; I was with my soulmate and the consummated love we have for each other and our family… what my idea of a fairy tale life became a roller coaster of catastrophic events, eventually morphing into cataclysmic peaks and troughs of unmitigated emotional turmoil. We, of course, opted for immediate treatment of chemotherapy. John went through 8 long, tiring, and often painful months of chemo with numerous transfusions of all kinds to keep him alive. Toward the end, I had to literally embrace him and walk him to the car as he wept telling me how so very difficult this was to continue his treatment of "poison" that the nurses would double glove when they would give it to him; he was growing weary of that "poison" being pumped into his veins. He was tired of the poor care and medical mistakes that had left us both with quite the jaded view of healthcare after test results coming in too late for treatment, and the flagrant disregard to his general well being that had left him with a considerable size hole in his arm where a nurse had inserted an IV and failed to use appropriate safety measures resulting in a large localized infection he had to have surgically removed. When we left that hospital, the nurse tossed me a bottle of Iodaform packing ribbon in the hallway telling me to, "Pack the wound daily." Immunocompromised, depressed, and now utterly emotionally and completely physically depleted, the nurse had absolutely no concern of John's well being at all. Sadly, that is just one of the many, many horrible medical mishaps during his initial stay in the hospital.

    The last few treatments he indeed followed through with, but I knew if this cancer was to rear its ugly head in its typical virulent fashion, my John wouldn't put his body through that again. After many discussions between the 2 of us, our family, and our new team of doctors, we opted for a stem cell transplant as it was suppose to be the safest treatment and one of the few "cures" for his cancer. This theory was quickly proven to be inaccurate at best, and in my opinion we were mislead as what we were told was nothing short of erroneous.

    A year after his diagnosis, he had his transplant. After an agonizing, harrowing, and at times tortuous 3 months of rehabilitation, his body began rejecting the stem cells and literally began to fall apart; fractures in his hips from stepping wrong, discs in his back began bulging and crumbling, his tendons tightening and joints swelling more and more each day as the Graft vs Host disease slowly overcame him. He lives with his body attacking itself with a multitude of medical issues from a simple rash to his heart becoming inflamed landing him in the hospital for yet another week. He lives in constant pain physical pain. Yet he gets up every morning and does his very best to provide for his family to the very best of his capability.

    That's my John. Perpetual perseverance and unconditional love for his life and his family, no matter what toll it takes on his now frail, debilitated body. My John who would give the shirt off his back for one in need, was completely blind sided by this hellish disease, cancer. And it has absolutely stripped John of many, many things. Finally, it has stolen the most important thing from him; his ability to provide and give to his family as he so desires and revels in the feeling he gets when he gives to those he loves.

    Since the transplant John, a once very active, stout man who truly was the epitome of health, rapidly spiraled downhill. Our house is being foreclosed on and soon we will no longer have a home. Fortunately, his family has a very small place but has been abandoned for quite some time. Dilapidated, infested with insects of all kinds, neglected, broken down, and deteriorating at the base, this diminutive metal building will soon become our home. And that is where I am so hoping for help.

    Through his pain, and sometime severe depression (as he has withered away with time and had to completely quit his career he loved as it was too physically damaging on his body), diligently he gets up every morning and drives 40 plus miles to our little place and works a bit at a time on it as he can tolerate it. We have our 14 year old daughter that is the only child left in our home. My worst fear is having to vacate and our little place not being habitable yet. I work 45-50 hours and frequently take call for my job and simply don't have the time to assist in much of anything. He has given his entire life. Painstakingly, I continue to watch this phenomenal man I love with my heart and soul live feeling inadequate, lacking the time his feeble body requires to complete this daunting task of restoring what will become our home. A home that he is able to provide for us that no matter what the near future holds, how much or little he can complete, rest assured our domicile will become our home and be filled with love and pride for what John can provide for us.

    With that being said, it would be such an incredible blessing if you could help us make the place habitable with our marginal budget. We have ideas for maximizing our space. We have been given some items to appropriately furnish the small abode. Unfortunately, we don't have all the know how or restoration of a house. We don't have the manpower. We have an incredibly tight budget. And most disheartening of all, John will no longer have the time he needs to complete this task due to his physical limitations.

    I do hope we hear back from you. Anything at all you can do. From guidance on where else to turn, to being given the gift of your help, will be very much appreciated and we will be eternally thankful for.

  5. A year ago on April 18th 2014,
    My 17 year old sister had an (AVM) rupture in her brain.
    not even a day later she had to be rushed into open brain surgery
    witch was a high risk of her passing away “95” percent of people “pass” with this surgery.
    luckily, they were able to stop all the bleeding in her brain and take out the (AVM).
    Therefore, they had to put her under Acoma for 2 in a half months.
    Before she woke up the Doctors had told us when she wakes up that she will either, loose her speech, her movement, or her memory.
    within thoes 2 ina half months we have been struggling we had lost our apartment, stayed in the hospital as we rushed to find a house my single mother can not afford on her own me (her sister) had to leave my job and stay at home to be her care giver and not make money to help out my family
    all i ever hear my mom talk about is how shes so stressed out wanting to give up but she cant because all she wants to do is try to keep a house over our head and food on the table for us everyday.
    my sister cant even have therapy anymore cause her insurance wont cover it.
    shes sopposed to have aquatic therapy and more and its really hard on my mom to do it all on her own.
    there is 5 of us living in a 3 bedroom house trying our hardest to keep the house we are in now that we are in the process of loosing.
    my mom is always talking about a dream house,
    the reason im reaching out to extreme make over is because i feel like my mom deserves the world shes works 70-80 hours a week, and its never enough she pays over 4000$ in bills including mines because i stay home and watch my sister, please shes a hard working woman, and also a strong one at that.
    she deserves the world ill do anything for her and my sister to see them happy.
    thank you for your time and concern.
    HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS SOON THANK YOU AGAIN.

  6. One of my really good friends recently suffered a severe brain injury from a football accident. He is still in the hospital but recently got transferred down to LA where he can receive better treatment. Nick Brown is 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. He severed a major artery to the brain that led to his brain swelling. He had a craniotomy and is still in a medically induced coma. He is making more and more progress everyday and is expect to wake up! His dad recently got laid off from work about two months ago and because of this the owners of the house they are renting kicked them out because they could no longer pay rent and their bills. Like I said he is still in a Coma but when he wakes up it would mean so much if he could have a home to come home to and hopefully learn to live his old life. We live in the El Dorado County in California. Please help this family and provided a stable healthy home for them to come and live in! The community has had many fundraisers to raise money for his medical bills, they have raised of 75,000 dollars, this is no where near enough. Our community is very loving and we would come together in a heartbeat to help the brown family gain a home to support Nick and the things that have happened to him.

    Thank You,

  7. One of my really great friends recently suffered a severe brain injury from a football accident. He is still in the hospital but recently got transferred down to LA where he can receive better treatment. Nick Brown is 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. He severed a major artery to the brain that led to his brain swelling. He had a craniotomy and is still in a medically induced coma. He is making more and more progress everyday and is expect to wake up! His dad recently got laid off from work about two months ago and because of this the owners of the house they are renting kicked them out because they could no longer pay rent and their bills. Like I said he is still in a Coma but when he wakes up it would mean so much if he could have a home to come home to and hopefully learn to live his old life. We live in the El Dorado County in California. Please help this family and provided a stable healthy home for them to come and live in! The community has had many fundraisers to raise money for his medical bills, they have raised of 75,000 dollars, this is no where near enough. Our community is very loving and we would come together in a heartbeat to help the brown family gain a home to support Nick and the things that have happened to him.

    Thank You,

  8. Hi, i’m Benjermin Stopp and i’m 14 i would love to have a remodeled home. The reason i’m writing you is because my grandparents had lost there bedroom years ago from hurricane katrina and they had to tear there bedroom down and they had tried to fix it 2 diffrent times but only rotted and they had no one to help and my grandpa tried to find used lumber where he works at a landfield but only made it hard on his self lifting because he had to take it all back i am just 1 of 8 grandchildren they have had to raise. They have slept on our living room floor for years. Finally i gave them my bedroom. We have a 3 bedroom and 1 bath home. One of the rooms we have to use for a closet and it is just about the size of a closet. The other ones we use to sleep in. One of the rooms we sleep in sleeps 1 girl and 5 boys. And the other my grandparents sleep in. It is so hard to sleep in one room with a lot of people and their so small. My grandpa is going to be 65 in november the 5th and needs to retire and he is sick with high blood presure and his sugar is high and also has sleep apima. They lost my uncle Justin 6 years ago. He was only 23 and sence that day my grandma has been so depressed, but she just keeps going for us. We only have one car and my sister has to take my grandpa to work. It seems like every car we seem to get something always tears up. They struggle to pay their bills and we always loose our cars. If i’m to young my sister shawnda said she would help and she is 21. I’m begging you to help us and i don’t know where else to go. I would love to suprise them with this by christmas because my grandma loves the food network channel and she loves to bake, but her kitchen is so small. We are not picky at all. All they do is help people they do benefits for people in need. Thank you and god bless you. Love Benjermin.

  9. Hi, my name is Makayla Nash I’m 18 years old in college. I live Hastings Florida with my two sisters, my mother and my grandmother and her husband. I don’t see us being really picked but it’s always nice to try. To start it off my family has been hopping from town to town for a long time because of living and expense situations and after my nana met her husband who had taken us in when the house we were living in started falling apart. I’m not a picky person, I understand that life gets hard and all you can do is wing it till you make it. This house we are living in is falling apart at the seams, we had two AC’s at the time one in the kitchen and one in my room. Well since its been raining for months water started dripping into the walls and messed up the plug and the AC. To me that is a safety hazard in itself. Mold is growing in the bathroom and on occasions a mushroom will pop up. There are only two bedrooms and not everyone gets their own bed or space. Its not good to complain but it is a problem when our yard is a pond to the point its hard to get to the car or even get out of the yard. My nana doesn’t sleep in the same house as us, her and her husband (might I had they just got married this weekend) live in a tiny shed next to us. Most of our things are in boxes and financially we can’t afford a storage place. Almost twice a week were are killing these huge spiders that come out of no where, the house itself is infested with palmetto bugs and German cockroaches. My nana asked if I could do this for her so I did. IF we are a possible candidate that be awesome but I won’t get my hopes up.

    Thank you for listening you have a nice day
    Sincerely Makayla Nash

  10. My husbands grandma and grandpa have been living in a trailer they paid $1,000 for, which was literally a dump when they purchased it. Over the past several ears they have slowly been renovating it with the little extra money they have. My husbands grandma Frances has little to no social security and no retirement so still in her late 70’s she works 6 days a week taking care of other elderly couples, from cooking to cleaning to gardening she is always working. My husbands grandpa Robert works at a steel meel Monday-Saturday working 10 hour shifts. What money doesn’t go toward bills they are having to use to renovate their home. They together have raised children and have 20 grandchildren along with 23 great grandchildren, all whom they could spend more time with if they had the extra spending money they used toward their home , since most of them live out of town. I believe these two people who care so much about everyone else that have put their lives on hold serval times deserve a chance to have everything they need taken care of so they can enjoy the rest of their lives together without working and stressing about money and renovations. Frances has had two heart stints, and currently has an anorism in her stomach, and Robert has Glacoma caused by diabetes type 2. We would like for them to be able to relax and be able to enjoy their home. Please feel free to contact my husband or I at 361-571-3078 or 361-649-1036

  11. I am 47 years old and husband Steve is almost 51 years old. We are raising our 5 year old grandson, Jessie. To start with I have worked my whole life to survive and take care of my children and now grandson. I was divorced from my first husband at the age of 27. Left with 3 children to raise and support, there were many times I had to work 3 jobs (1 full-time, and 2 part-time) in order to keep up with the house, and put cloths on my kids backs, and food in their stomachs. Now in my late 40’s I have many health issues, No 1 – Type 2 Diabetes. Because of the diabetes I have painful diabetic neuropathy in my feet. In constant pain. I can no longer work the extra jobs. I have survived many hardships in life, with first losing my mother when I was 15 years old. Mom was 33 years old, 2 weeks overdue pregnant, was hit while driving by a drunk driver. Mom and baby did not make it, this was in 1983. There were 6 of us kids at home, me being the oldest and our youngest brother was 4 years old. Then in 2001 I lost my father due to alcoholism. Now to the worst hardship I do not wish on anyone. Lost my 23 year old daughter Brianna in 2011, due to suicide. She left us her son Jessie, who was 1 ½ years old at the time his Mommy left us. Over the last almost 30 years I have given many extended family and friends a place to live while they were having hard times. I have never asked for anything in return, I have never asked for help, even when I was a single parent for 7 years. Now I am asking for help. We can no longer deny we need help. The problem is our house is fallen apart. I have nightmares that our house will fall into the basement. Soon after we bought this house 10 years ago, we discovered many cracks in the foundation. Over the last two years due to the extreme cold weather in Illinois, the cracks have gotten worse. In this last month I have discovered a wall in the basement is bowing in. There are chucks of the foundation on the floor. We may also have a mold problem because of the years of dampness and water in the basement. I have called 3 different foundation repair companies to get an estimate on fixing our foundation problems. Cannot find anyone to come out to our home. Two companies that said they would call back to make an appointment (still have not after 3 weeks), and one company that will not return my calls. I don’t know what to do. Over the years I have always been in control, I have always been able to find a solution to fix an issue. This issue I can NOT control. This issue I can NOT fix. We need help.

    I will send in application and pictures.
    Thank you for your time and consideration,

    Joy Von Seggern

  12. Hello,my name is Maritza Castillo and i am currently 14 years old and will be turning 15 in December. I live with my mother, Frances, and my younger sister, Mariana. My father left my family and I when i was about to turn six. My mom had to raise my sister and I by herself and it’s taken quite a toll on her. My mom is quite up in age. The doctors told her she was going to have kids and it broke her heart, but when she got pregnant for my sister and I, she was overjoyed! She had me at 37 and my sister at 41. She’s going to be 52 this year. My mom is always hurting because of this and it kills me every time I see her hurt. I don’t like seeing her in that kind of condition. Then there’s me. I have asthma and anxiety disorder. I don’t like the feeling that our house is going to fall on us in out sleep and I don’t like how stuffy or hot it gets when our A.C. throws out. I have trouble breathing and my mom hardly ever has the money to take my sister and I to the doctor or to buy me new inhalers. And I am almost always sick. I think it’s the carpet in my room. It probably has mildew in it from floods that have happened to us when it rains to much. Our house has 3 bedrooms and one bath. But my sister and mom don’t sleep in there rooms because there is water damage. We have holes in the walls along the floor and cockroaches are always getting in, a few mice/rats have as well. If you need more information you can either contact me or my mother. My email is nerdlover456@gmail.com

  13. Hello , my name is Veronica Zaragoza and i’m currently 14 years old going to be 15 this September. The house we have today has been here for 100 years. With that being said we cannot brake down or add another room into our house since the house structure is the way it is. I think we really need this extreme home makeover because our house is pretty much too old to do anything to it anymore. Our floor is all ripping apart and our stairs, also the floor creaks so much. Then can I add that we have one room on the second floor that isn’t even a room anymore. It is like a storage room up there. But, we really need the space since we are a family of five. Every room we have here is a mess because the rooms are so small and cramped up. Our home doesn’t even let us get air conditioning so throughout the summer we have fans. And in the winter we need to use 2-3 big blankets each person because our house doesn’t have a heater. Our kitchen is so cramped up and small that we can usually only have about 2 people in there before it gets to hot. My mother and father always said how we would fix up the house , the floors , the stairs , and how we would always get new stuff to fix this house. Everything was going fine until my mom lost her job and my dads pay checks always went to the bills. My older brother, sister and myself looked for jobs as soon as possible to help out but even we cant keep up with everything else needed to get paid . Also, we love to celebrate New Years at our home because it is my fathers birthday that day and we have a large family , but this house is too small. We’d really love for you guys to choose the Zaragoza family for an extreme home makeover. Please come to Blue Island Illinois!!!! We really need your help. PLEASE CHOOSE US!!!!!

  14. Hi, My Name is Kasandra I am 14 years old. I have watched many of your shows and Me and my Grandmother are desperate need of a new home. the house we are living in my grandfather built 35 years ago. Our house is literally falling to the ground. Mt grandmother try’s her best to make ends meet but she cant. we live on a $1,300 income per month so there is no way we can afford to buy a mobile home and there is defiantly no way to build a new house. After the death of my mother I lived with my dad and my step mom from 2009-2012. due to me being mistreated I moved in with my grandmother and she was granted my legal guardian for the past 3 years my grandmother has took care of me. we both constantly have a burden on our shoulders of waking up in the morning and half of our house laying on the ground because it fell through so please we need your help!!!!!

  15. Hello, my name is Kayla Taylor, and my husband and I are living in Japan due to him being in the military. I moved out of my parents’ house approximately a year ago, and it was in really bad shape. The reason my parents and two younger brothers are living in the house is because it was passed down from my grandma and grandpa to my dad when they both passed away in 2006. When I moved out, the attic was caving into the house, the floors were uneven and had holes, and the stairs in the basement leading to the kitchen were very unsafe, which made my husband fall down them. The roof was in terrible shape and whenever it leaked, we had to use pots and pans to catch the raindrops whenever it rained. The cabinets were old and would not shut. The house does not have insulation so it is extremely cold in the winter and hot in the summer. The plumbing is extremely old, so the pipes leak and the septic tank backs up in the basement and into the yard. The windows are very old, do not have screens, whistle from the wind, and have to be propped open. The floors are thin/stained and do not feel sturdy, and I have a feeling that they might cave in soon. Also, the house stinks from the pipes leaking, and there is a mold problem. The garage is also in really bad shape. Finally, the house is too small for four people, and there is not any privacy. Everything is crowded and cramped together. We could never have friends or family over due to the little space and the condition the house was in. A little over two weeks ago, I received a phone call from my mom telling me that my great grandpa was given two to three days to live. My husband and I rushed to find a way back home, and we were scheduled to fly back two days later. The night before we left, I received news telling me that my great grandpa had passed away. The whole situation devastated my family and put them in an even worse situation. We stayed with my parents a few days that we were home, and I could see that the house was continuing to become in worst shape. It rained a lot and made part of the ceiling caved in and fall on the kitchen table one night when we were sleeping. The ceiling, including insolation, also fell on our suitcases because there was not any extra room to store our things. My mom had to stay home most of the time instead of spending time with us because she was constantly having to clean up the mess. When my husband and I were at my great grandmother’s one day, my mom called me crying because she was so stressed out and did not know how she was going to afford to fix the roof. She was also upset due to finding out that our cousin just died a few days after my great grandpa did. When I got back to Japan last night, my mom informed me that while she was gone, more of the ceiling caved in on my brothers, and she is really worried. My heart broke, and I had to start searching for a way to help my family out. There is too much wrong with the house, and it is extremely unsafe to live in. I feel that someone is going to get hurt soon. My mom is the most kind-hearted, honest, and un-selfish mother in the world. I could not have asked to be raised better. Her main goal was/is to support her kids. She works two jobs: a preschool teacher and bus driver for my brothers’ high school. She works hard everyday and deserves the best. All of her money is spent to support my brother’s and I. The extra money that she does have goes towards fixing the house little by little, but does not occur often. My dad has diabetes and neuropathy exceeding bad, and he is on disability so he cannot work. He does not earn much money at all each month, and they are in a really tough situation. I feel helpless and just want my family to not have to live like that. I know that I am asking a lot, but I would love for Extreme Makeover Home Edition to be able to help my family out and help them be safe! Thank you so much!

  16. Hello.My name is Amanda Murniece,and i am 15 years old.i decided to send you a comment because my family hasn’t been going on well towards the future.Yes,we have a roof over our heads and family and that’s all i want.but unfortunately soon we might not.there is my mother and father and 6 children,and now another one on the way due in september.my parents soon will run out of choices,were still late on our house bills,have to pay electricity bills and food.i try my best to help and move on to the future but its to the point it got too hard,when ever i have money i give every penney i have,we never been like this,everything is going downhill now,barely can afford dinner,we have to make of what we have…it hasn’t been easier for my family since i always have problems with my health,one is heart problems for two years,its like a dart pain but anyway if its not that its either my stomach,fainting,or harder to breath…..so my parents spend most their money on me because im always bad with health,barely eat now..my mother has her 7th and last baby on the way,she isnt as strong anymore either,she is always stressing about what we are going to eat today,where we will get the money…they borrow money off their friends and they have to pay that back too..my mum doesn’t have work,before she was pregnant he had a job bu she started getting back problems so she cant work.my dad is the only one that works in a small factory,doesnt get much money,he barely has work now,he has a had problem with a nerve,it always sore and now and then goes dry,hope to god he doesnt loose feeling in it or we are done….my 19 year old sister is the oldest and she stuggled trough her first year in college,we had to pay everything and we had nothing then,we have no money for deffinate for her this year as we need it ourselves and pay back,she got a job but few hours and not much paid…atleast she has something i guess but not enough…i have to younger brothers too and they arent the wisest,i have a younger sister by 2 years younger and a 5 year old sister too….people might think were a very happy family,but if you havent entered our house yet then dont think.theres arguements everyday and its hard for me to get trough it and my family….i can’t keep up with this.i have already other people on my mind and a big wave of negativity everyday,every singke day there is always one time i just become mad or sad,im hoping you can help if not even anything big.not for me but for my family because i hate seeing them like this.i will try and get trough it but my mam cant shes too weak,i might of done harm before to myself but it was the only way i could lift the weight off me,my mam if she wasnt pregnant and didnt have children she would of just walked out that door,she tries her hardest everyday she really does and my dad but its getting to the point that soon its all going to just break down….im just hoping you could help my family even just a little bit…..that would just be my biggest wish for my family,they all need something lifted off their shoulder and just something that will bring all the love back…i just want you to do it for my family not me…surprise them…because i can’t do this anymore,i try and save money to get a big enough house and make them happy,i have no penney left,and its hard to find a job here,my family just has been going trough too much lately,rent and everything,i dont know whats happening to me but im getting weaker and cant help anymore…i know im 15 but i hate seing my family unhappy.Thankyou

  17. My name is Robin Tholen, and I am taking a shot in the dark with this application. I have watched your show many times, and see the amazing things and ways that you touch families in difficult times of need. This is regarding my husband’s family (Greg Tholen). Greg is 37 years old, and about 9 months ago, lost his brother fairly suddenly to a heart condition. His brother Jake was 40 (“Crazy Jake”). Greg was recently accepted on to our local fire department. His first structure fire was about 6 weeks ago, and it was a house that was like his home away from home (Kessinger family). Their house was a total loss, and they also lost a son, one of Greg’s good friends growing up, in that fire. The second fire he helped fight was his own home. Greg and I were planning to get married on July 18, 2015, and he was living with his parents (the home he grew up in), until we were married. On Monday, May 4, they, too, had a house fire. Because of the various stresses of the event, his mother (age 63) is now still in a coma, due to lack of oxygen to the brain following respiratory and cardiac arrest. Without a place to stay, and various other circumstances, we went ahead and got married last Sunday. We still plan to have a celebration ceremony, but circumstances changed. Also, due to the events of missing work visiting hospitals, working on the house, etc. Greg no longer has his job. His father (80 years old) is still working full-time and trying to make ends meet. That is the “nutshell version”, but things have been hectic lately. I am 32 years old, and working 2 jobs, while usually working 3-4 hours after work in the evenings on the house. Doing inventory for the insurance company, laundry load after load, packing up belongings to storage, etc. (we currently have 5 storage units). This is a stressful time, although we are seeing the sunshine in the small things, and are confident that God is always at work. I don’t know if your show ever does “dual homes”, but the Kessinger home that burnt completely to the ground is just down the road from the Tholens. Thank you for your time and consideration and for all you do for so many families.

  18. Hey mr ty an abc crew, my name is Ana cilvia and am writing to u today so that my mother Ana G Lopez can have her dream home she always wished for an actual call it a home ! I know you get millions of letters or videos an I know that mine would maybe would not make it in your hands on time for ur upcoming season this year . But Words can not even discribe how much this transformation would mean to my mother an our family. My mother works very hard to make a living an take care of her kids an grandchildren ..my mom works three jobs to maintain the household an yet it is not enough to keep the bills up to date. She works cleaning houses in the morning a high school in the afternoon and two office buildings at night . An sometimes works extra jobs to help support her family. It very difficult to see how she struggles every day, working an getting paid less than minimum wage just like other Hispanic family’s . My mother an father came to the USA for a better future , but my mothers world came falling down in 2007 when my father cheated, an abused her and did domstic violence. An abanded her an her an 3 children . She was scared and frighten because we didn’t have a home. Our father kick us out . She was very frighten and never excpected anything like that would happen. She became a heart loving soul and a stronger women. Our mother became more than a mother an a father she is our hero . She saved our house from forcloser by working 24/7 , an at the same time taking care of her kids . She became an angle in the eyes of the people that’s she’s help in the past because she’s never turned down someone that needed help or a place to stay.”she always says we might not have much but if you have no were to stay your always welcome in our house. I admire my mother so much, in for all that she an us have been through an all the struggles we still have she still has a big heart an a smile to help her love ones . This is why this transformation would mean the world ! We live in a one story house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In this little welcoming house we have 10 people living in our home plus a little blessing coming its way ! My mom share her bedroom with three family friends that don’t have a place to go my older brother has his room an I share a room with my two children an husband an all sleep in the same bed. my little brother sleeps in living room.. Even though its a little house we manage to live day by day .. This transformation would be the greatest blessing for our family because our house is not in perfect condition. The house needs lots of repairs an were scared that one day will wake up with out a home . We don’t have a/c or heat an we bought small heaters an ac so we can be cooled an warm when the weather is difficult . Our kitchen Is falling apart meaning we don’t have hot water to were its leaking and its building up mold or bacteria the cabinets are not in great shape we have holes outside an inside our house and not feel that as more time passes it’s going to get worse ..we don’t have a fire directer , an don’t feel safe ours doors are not safe because they don’t lock properly our windows are not closing well an believe there problems with water pipes because in my mother bathroom the water in the sink doesn’t turn on.. We didn’t had a fridge for two years an this year we recieve One from a family that donated it to us.. This are some of the issues our house has that are very hard for us to fix an are very expensive . We’ve tried to save money but every time we have some money save we have to use it to pay past due bills that are very high if it’s not the water bill it’s the light or mortgage payment…we have no words to discribe how much this opportunity means to us.. as her daughter am writing to you an abc to help my mother wish come true of having her dream home she deserves so much for what she has done an is doing for her children and her sister children for the reason that she passed away two years ago from cancer. Please give us the opportunity of her life time to make her dream come true .. God bless you sincerely the Lopez family !

    • Hi i want to tell you this show is amazing n it inspired mi to tell that a person having a own house to live in makes you happy but without ur own house is very sad thing n when someone says it’s not ur House it’s mine i hv been through this right now mi place is small no proper rooms n really conjusted n since we are unble to built it because we are having a fiancial crisis. I would be grateful to hv some response from this show. I hv seen many people who are happy in good house n always wonder when can I have mi house n live happy with my kids.

  19. I would like to nominate my sister and her husband. My sister is a special person in my life. She is has been through a lot in her life. She has raised three boys basically on her own, two bad marriages, and now her husband has had a second stroke & seizures. She works, but he is on disability. She has to work, but can’t trust anyone to help with her husband while she works. We spent Easter with her and I tried to help her as much as I could. They really need a home without a to do list. My sister works hard and my brother-in-law is proud. He has had lung cancer, that was found by chance. He broke a couple of ribs while coughing. they took him to the ER and that is when they found a spot on his lung. They had to remove part of his lung. He just lost his dad early this year. They have been having a tough time for the last couple of years. I wish we live closer to each other. We are all we have left of our side of the family. Please help my sister and her husband.

  20. Its always hard to ask for help from strangers. It hurts your pride to know that it could not be done yourself by more than just good hard manual labor. My family lives a pay-check to pay-check lifestyle, its all you can do and afford in a suffering middle class in poverty. I am an 18 year old advocate for my parents to a better home, a home free of mold, urine stained carpet, broken\ fractured cabinets, rotting roof and rodent infestation. Our prefabricated home, is our place of togetherness and that is all that matters to family. It might be falling apart and busting at the seams but this is our home. I have grown to see this discomfort as iv’e aged and realized that this is not the sort of , home, I see my parents retiring and living to their last days in. Its frustrating to see the people you care about so much suffering so much more to provide for you and living in a wasteland. Its so hard for me to write this letter to you and to the public to know what my family see’s and suffers through on an everyday basis . My family is in need of help.

  21. I feel that your show is one of the most moving and inspiring shows on television! My request is not just for one family. My request is different than many you may have heard before. A small group of people including myself work with special needs kids everyday, it’s our calling. Even though we have all had our own personal struggles with health, poverty and abuse, we work very hard and try to keep our families fed and housed on the meager wage that comes with what we consider a rewarding career. What we want to do is start a learning center called “Gatewayz” for kids with challenges of all kinds, to provide them with a safe place to learn and grow through tutoring/home schooling style, behavior interventions, respite care, life skills and do it positively through strength based programming. We are in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada. What’s needed is some space to run this multi-faceted program, so when the idea catches on and once we show families what education can look like for their children, we will have room to grow and offer more options with connection to sustainability (via gardening, animals, solar/wind/water power, etc.), the arts (via dance, music, photography, painting, so many things…..), culture (via elder visits, community involvement, etc.) and of course learning the modified curriculum outcomes within their own personal ability. Also something that is lacking in education these days the transition periods between school levels and between school and regular life. We would love to have this be a part of the program as well. Here’s where we need your teams help! We have found several properties that we are trying to pursue with little success because we (as people who do what is right not what is paid well) do not have at our disposal the money to repair, properties we can afford to get financed. We have found one property in particular that is a 5 acres with 3 buildings to work out of, which is perfect for starting out our endeavor. It’s a foreclosure so that holds its own difficulties, but the saddest part of all is the inside of these buildings were completely destroyed by an angry person who could have, honestly, used a learning center like what we have in mind. Even though the price of the property is comparably low, because of the extensive damage, without money to throw at it we are at a stand still. Also charging unbelievable amounts of money to families of kids with special needs to give their children what they deserve (a wonderful sense of belonging, dignity enhancing experiences and caring people to guide them in a beautiful center) is unfair. Please accept our challenge to help us, help our community and inspire other communities to do the same for their special needs population. Thank you for your time and consideration. I realize some people have health challenges of their own to reach out for but we have the health and well being of those who might not be able to ask for themselves in our hearts and minds. We want to help those people with challenges who are too young to need a home of their own yet but have bounced from foster home to foster home, or are born with mental health or neurodevelopmental conditions that usually point them down the path to victimization or wrong doing. Please help us make this dream for sooo many a reality Ty, team, ABC and Extreme Makeover-Home Edition!

  22. My family home burnt to the ground when i was 16. Because of the insurance company we are falling apart. my dads dad just died and his mom past away. now we are being told that there is less hope. My family just wants a home to live in instead of a town house where we are going insane. It has been 6 years and we still hold on to the property. Even though i do not live with my parents any more my mom and dad has done nothing but work and volunteer. My little brother almost died in the fire and my older brother was abused by the police when my parents were helping my little brother. also i was falsely arrested and let go. My family needs some peace we just want to rest our heads and not have to worry about being able to pay rent, a mortgage, land tax*2, and legal fees for getting what is owed to my parents. My mom might have to sell her heritage just to make ends meat. Please if anyone has a heart we need help even with legal help. We did nothing wrong we went to church and had pizza and our lives were turned inside out and thrown to the gutter.

  23. Dearest ABC Extreme Makeover,

    I am Ella Marie Gomez from the Philippines. Even if I am living in the Far East, I have been a fan of your show and how you are able to touch and move lives. I am writing because I want to help a certain man whom I firmly believe deserves help. I had been in a deep friendship w/ this man in a span of almost 5 years. His name is Dustin Hartley, a North Carolina native who I believe is one of the nicest, down to earth and deserving of love, care and blessings in this difficult time. Let me give you a background of him. He is now 35 years old, currently single having been divorced years ago and now trying to make ends meet by surviving as one of the most competent, skilled and above all, honest auto mechanic based in Lenoir. He lives with his parents but most of the times sleeps in his shop due to loads of work. As a younger man, he used to have an easier life and brighter future ahead of him. Everyone knows him as a very reserved, quiet yet nice and giving. He has been thru so many jobs before becoming a mechanic. One of his favorite jobs before was being a courier for the Postal Office. His service car usually broke down and was forced to fix it himself to avoid labor costs. He became a mechanic himself after realizing that he wanted to help bring back the integrity of mechanics and charge “fair and right”. Being one of the few licensed and certified Jaguar Mechanic, his job profile was in demand across your country letting him travel and jump from one dealership to another. He married his High School sweetheart when everything was still bright ahead and lived in the beautiful town of Asheville. He used his savings and loaned to open up his own Jaguar and Land Rover Auto Shop because it was supposed to be “their” dream. He was known around as one of the best and dependable mechanics in town. But that bright light disappeared after he met an accident. He broke his back and was feared to not be able to move again. But some miracle happened instead. He regained his movement but has to deal w/ some pain regularly and is still now under medication. A few years after the accident, his wife left him and filed for divorce. He was left alone and in deep debt from the investment for the shop. Because he needed to continue living, he continued to work, alone and sometimes…pushing himself harder than he actually could, especially when someone from family or any stranger needs help w/ their cars, he is the person who happily gives help even if he is quietly screaming for one himself. Years ago, he left Asheville and is now back at Lenoir and opened his shop in Town because he wanted to be near his family and he misses his nieces whom he watches over when the parents ask him to. What I am asking for help now is related to his shop. He currently occupies a very old brick building because it is all he can afford but the quality of the building is very alarming to me. The place was a dungeon before he alone repaired and cleaned the whole place. The landlord allowed him to make necessary renovations because he would not make any. But since he doesn’t have enough savings to make renovations, his repairs and restoration were limited but as people who knew about it, they were impressed by how much work he had done to make the place livable and workable. But still, having known that the building is believed to be almost a century old, I fear that it might not be very safe for him. Lately, after heavy rains, some parts of the roof has given up and caused flooding in the shop making it impossible for him to work. He has very loyal customers who has been patronizing his services over the years because of his skills and word of honor. I don’t want that reputation fade away because of these factors. His family and friends love and respect him for the man that he is but more than that, at this very moment, he needs extra help and that’s where I can see you helping him. He is a great character that can inspire people and what you will invest in him will surely go a long way with his work ethics and character. Even if he is a very low profile person, there had been 2 web news articles written about him already and both showed the character that people close to him can brag about. Please take some time visiting these sites to prove his compassion and determination. One of the link is a newer article showing how he managed to receive zoning permit for his business and how much work he invested in it but I believe he deserves more help to be able to make available the service of this man better to his neighbors.

    http://www.newstopic.net/business/x2025292138/New-business-rising-in-downtown-Lenoir
    http://satellite.tmcnet.com/news/2005/nov/1212816.htm

  24. I’m 16 and my mom died five years ago. My dad underwent extreme depression, started drinking, lost his job, and has been drowning in house payments. This tore apart the family and I have not lived at home with my dad and brother in a long time. I live with the neighbors. Recently though, dad found a job and he asked my grandparents to buy a smaller house around where we live for us to move into so that we could sell our current house that we can’t afford. He’s getting a little bit better with his drinking too. We are supposed to move into our new house next weekend, but moving has been the hardest thing for my dad. The new house is very bland and outdated, and I wish moving could be something happier for dad. :( Thank you.

  25. Horrifying. Traumatic. These words barely begin to describe the affects of the post-Christmas house fire that swept thru the modest Main St home of the much-beloved DeSarno family of Sayreville NJ, sending them all to the hospital, some in intensive care for months, & wheelchairs for life. They all suffered wounds both visible and not, and desperately need the loving care of Ty Pennington, Disney, and ABC. We, their dedicated friends from Gettysburg College, ’81, and their church and neighbors, can only do so much. All they had is gone, but mom Kims’ mothers’ charm bracelet and their own wedding album miraculously found in the smoldering rubble. Kim was in the emergency room only allowing treatment for her burns and smoke inhalation after she was able to see that her family of 3 college age children-home for the holidays- devoted husband Paul, and aged father Max (who, wheelchairbound, was found up against the kitchen door, where he collapsed after alerting the family asleep upstairs of the horror blazing thru their home), we’re all out of the destroyed home. Paul saved his middle child (Arthur, 20), by smashing his arm thru a second floor window to escape. Their eldest Henry (23), was forced to escape flames by leaping out a high 2nd floor window…his sister Shelby (19), had to run thru flames-severely burning herslef- followed him, both later found writhing on the hard frozen lawn below. Henry broke 9 ribs and is now paralyzed. Shelby was airlifted & needed skin grafts, also injuring her spine…in constant and severe pain, able tho to ambulate now with a walker. Kim burned her arm, granddad Max was in intensive care, but all are in a rental place that can accommodate the walker and 2 wheelchairs…but it is only temporary. Son Arthur is back at college, the Eagle Scout suffering only smoke inhalation…and perhaps survivor’s guilt. But all have varying degrees of PTSD. Paul visibly flinched while passing a diner’s small space heater….None but Paul can bear to go near the seeming (from news ariel photos- Sayreville NJ, house fire, Dec 2014) bombed out blackened shell of their family home. He sadly shuffles thru the rubble, hoping to find mementos of their happy life there…or his amazing baseball autograph collection (the DiMaggio autographed Mt Coffee machine is a blackened melted piece of plastic…the 1986 World Series Mets meorabilia gone…). Their town, church, neighbors (one of whom rescued Kim with a ladder…at the 3 a.m. blaze), & their college friends love them, but they truly, desperately need the loving help only Extreme Home Makeover can provide with such heart and skill.

  26. Hello my name is Magdalena and I would like to nominate my grandma Sylvia Ramirez of Colton, CA. I moved in with her not knowing how beat up her house is. I am recently pregnant and my grandma is so elderly she doesn’t have the time to keep up with the house. There is 5 families living in a four bedroom house. With only two bathrooms. When I got here I never expected to see rodents and a Caro aches and even bedbugs. Her kitchen is all tore up you can see all the tubing where the stove is connected to the restroom. My room has a wall where there uses to be a door but the tried to cover it with like a cardboard. the floor in the living room is role but everywhere else it’s cement. We have slot of holes in the walls causes by the mice. She raised her kids and her grandkids and also her great grandkids. My grandma just turned 72 And this would mean slot if she got to see her house remodeled Before she passes. She keeps talking about my house did good for three generations and that hopefully we take care of it. Before any of that happens I would want to enlighten her. So please I hope you guys give us a call.

  27. Dearest ABC Extreme Makeover,

    I am Ella Marie Gomez from the Philippines. Even if I am living in the Far East, I have been a fan of your show and how you are able to touch and move lives. I am writing because I want to help a certain man whom I firmly believe deserves help. I had been in a deep friendship w/ this man in a span of almost 5 years. His name is Dustin Hartley, a North Carolina native who I believe is one of the nicest, down to earth and deserving of love, care and blessings in this difficult time. Let me give you a background of him. He is now 35 years old, currently single having been divorced years ago and now trying to make ends meet by surviving as one of the most competent, skilled and above all, honest auto mechanic based in Lenoir. He lives with his parents but most of the times sleeps in his shop due to loads of work. As a younger man, he used to have an easier life and brighter future ahead of him. Everyone knows him as a very reserved, quiet yet nice and giving. He has been thru so many jobs before becoming a mechanic. One of his favorite jobs before was being a courier for the Postal Office. His service car usually broke down and was forced to fix it himself to avoid labor costs. He became a mechanic himself after realizing that he wanted to help bring back the integrity of mechanics and charge “fair and right”. Being one of the few licensed and certified Jaguar Mechanic, his job profile was in demand across your country letting him travel and jump from one dealership to another. He married his High School sweetheart when everything was still bright ahead and lived in the beautiful town of Asheville. He used his savings and loaned to open up his own Jaguar and Land Rover Auto Shop because it was supposed to be “their” dream. He was known around as one of the best and dependable mechanics in town. But that bright light disappeared after he met an accident. He broke his back and was feared to not be able to move again. But some miracle happened instead. He regained his movement but has to deal w/ some pain regularly and is still now under medication. A few years after the accident, his wife left him and filed for divorce. He was left alone and in deep debt from the investment for the shop. Because he needed to continue living, he continued to work, alone and sometimes…pushing himself harder than he actually could, especially when someone from family or any stranger needs help w/ their cars, he is the person who happily gives help even if he is quietly screaming for one himself. Years ago, he left Asheville and is now back at Lenoir and opened his shop in Town because he wanted to be near his family and he misses his nieces whom he watches over when the parents ask him to. What I am asking for help now is related to his shop. He currently occupies a very old brick building because it is all he can afford but the quality of the building is very alarming to me. The place was a dungeon before he alone repaired and cleaned the whole place. The landlord allowed him to make necessary renovations because he would not make any. But since he doesn’t have enough savings to make renovations, his repairs and restoration were limited but as people who knew about it, they were impressed by how much work he had done to make the place livable and workable. But still, having known that the building is believed to be almost a century old, I fear that it might not be very safe for him. Lately, after heavy rains, some parts of the roof has given up and caused flooding in the shop making it impossible for him to work. He has very loyal customers who has been patronizing his services over the years because of his skills and word of honor. I don’t want that reputation fade away because of these factors. His family and friends love and respect him for the man that he is but more than that, at this very moment, he needs extra help and that’s where I can see you helping him. He is a great character that can inspire people and what you will invest in him will surely go a long way with his work ethics and character. Even if he is a very low profile person, there had been 2 web news articles written about him already and both showed the character that people close to him can brag about. Please take some time visiting these sites to prove his compassion and determination. One of the link is a newer article showing how he managed to receive zoning permit for his business and how much work he invested in it but I believe he deserves more help to be able to make available the service of this man better to his neighbors.
    http://www.newstopic.net/business/x2025292138/New-business-rising-in-downtown-Lenoir
    http://satellite.tmcnet.com/news/2005/nov/1212816.htm

    I can share pictures of the current building. I really do hope he gets selected because I believe he deserves so. He doesn’t know about this and it will be life-changing for him and his family if the Grace of God will be on him now.

    Thank you and looking forward to your most positive response.

  28. Hello there. I am writing in on behalf of my grandparents; my grandmother in particular. We are from a small town called Mayesville in South Carolina. I have lived with my grands pretty much since I was born and they have had the same 1996 trailer since I was two. After all these years, the trailer has acquired leaks, termites and mold that you could smell. They cannot install central air and air conditioning units leak into the trailer. I hate seeing how upset and ashamed it makes them. My grandfather has cancer and is pretty much over trying to renovate. Grandma, however, has not given up. She is passionate about getting the trailer in a better living condition. She’s remodeled a bathroom, installed carpet and bought a new furniture set. Grandma even has a lot that she inherited for a new home to be placed on. Being a home healthcare aide, she does not make enough to do all of this on her own and is currently living paycheck to paycheck and grandpa is unemployed. I love them both for all that they do and would really appreciate if you could help us. I just want them to have a real home. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review this.

  29. I live with my mom because I became disabled from a car wreck that my daughter and I was in. My mom is disabled and a senior citizen . My mom home is in need of repairs or a new home. We are cramped up in a two bed one bath house. My daughter is a teenager and sleeping with her mom is not ideal and its a hard for three women in the house to use one bathroom. I thought I would be back working by now so I could assist my mom in fixing the house. We can’t buy any supplies needed to wrap pipes. My mom is older and I always wanted to fix up our home but circumstances have happen that has not enable me to do so. We have one car that we are barley making the notes on but we are going without to keep a car since we live in the rural with no buses. Please come visit our home and help us. I wouldn’t have to ever leave home and I can always be some assistance to her.

  30. My name is Michael Sego ( Mike ) and I am the business manager at Lake Steam Baths sauna and spa. We are a traditional Russian Bath house but we are more of a Schvitz with a sauna, steam room, whirlpool & showers for $18 no time limit and massage from a professional, licensed (through D.O.R.A.) and insured massage therapists for $32/hr. I am doing this without the owners knowledge. The building itself was built back in 1927 and the business opened in 1929. So needless to say the business is doing OK but needs a lot of work regarding the foundation, the plumbing, the structure of the building and the cosmetics as well. We do have solar panels on the roof for the water tank! I could see the business adding and doing so much more than just a steam and a massage. I want it to be a full day spa with mud pits, mani-pedis, waxings/facials and hair cuts. But right now that’s a bit far fetched because the owners in the hospital.

    Lake Steam Baths is still owned by same the family that founded it back in the ‘ 20’s. Which means it’s now 3rd generation owned and runned by the Hyman’s. The current owner his name is Hannon Hyman and his grandparents started the business but he’s been in the hospital since February 3rd, 2015.

    Hannon is actually in really bad condition right now. The doctors told Amy Hyman (wife and co-owner), today April 21st, 2015 that Hannon is dieing. Hannon and Amy have two children Sam (13) and Tatum ( 9 ). Here’s what the doctors told Amy today:

    “Hannon is on his way out, the Hep C has caused cirrhosis of the liver and he’s in renal failure meaning his kidneys are shutting down.”

    The doctor accidentally slipped and said Hospice care to Amy.

    “he’s disoriented because of the effects of the toxins on the brain.”

    Hannon was sent to the hospital (Swedish Hospital Englewood, Colorado) on the morning of February 3rd, 2015 because of Meningitis and has been there since. He was sent home for two days is March (15th – 17th, 2015) but then was taken back to the hospital because his oxygen levels dropped below 70. Hannon not only has / had Meningitis & Hep C; but he also has type 2 diabetes, liver failure, kidney failure, been in a coma, been on life support and looks like an alien now. Hannon has lost 53lbs from not being able to get up out of his bed and move around. Hannon has a history with Meningitis and this is his 7th battle with it. So Amy thought that this time was going to be like the previous 6 where he gets the meds, rests, stays at home for a few weeks and that’s that. But that’s not how it went. I, myself got strep throat because I worked all of February without a day off.

    I love my job, I love this family, and I love this business. I will go to the end of the Earth for these guys because they would do the same for me. PLEASE. HELP!

    I have attached a photo of what Hannon looks like now. It is very disturbing.

    Michael Sego:
    sego.michael@gmail.com

    Amy Hyman:
    HanAmy@aol.com

  31. hi my name is Shannon writing on behalf of my grandpa Wilbert. He is an Native American Navajo Tribe, he has been and survived the world war. He has been an officer of the law, My grandpa his living situation is unlivable. he lives in an old house that he built himself a long time ago him and my grandma built there home together. My grandma Grace ended up passing away, to leave him with this house that is unlivable and cant get the strength because of a bad back and legs feel are giving out. the house he lives in as you walk in the ceiling is leaking with buckets getting filled now of course that will happen when it rains or snows. The door frames are corroded where plastic bags have to be placed to keep the cold air out. The floor is wood and feel like that’s the next thing to corroded. It needs to stay strong so Grandpa can get around still in his house he loves… The Kitchen as you walk in , he has one of those old stoves that you have to put wood in to warm up the house there is no heater where we are so lucky to just switch on. his stove he has is getting older and older but its the only thing that warms his house up. he uses to warm up water as well. Now there is running water finally. He had to use an outhouse, now the toilet u have to put the tissue in the garbage next to the toilet due to the toilet not being able to flush. there is a sign in the bathroom says put tissue in trash.. its sad but that is what he has to do. Now on the outside of the house around the base of the house is also being corroded the concrete having holes so trash bags and mud feels in those holes so the water and cold air don’t get to the base of the house. The windows on grandpas house some are boarded no new windows to be replaced so boards are up to keep cold air out. My grandpas helped us through fighting in the war. He deserves his house to be fixed up, His wife is no longer with us but I know she would want him to live longer and stay stronger!!!! I feel if we can give him a safe house ,and he is able to use the restroom and have it flush … as well as a nice meal in a nice warm house. My grandpa will be able to live and stay Stronger EVERYDAY!!! :) I feel like my grandpa is the old man in the movie “UP” loves his wife and would Travel all over the world for her… He deserves A House Please HELP ME make this DREAM come TRUE!!!

    Thanks Shannon….

  32. Hi, I can’t exactly say we have a sickness in our home but we definitely need help. We rent a small 2 bedroom house with a basement in Somerset, Kentucky with a total a 7 people living here and us getting my husbands girls every other weekend so there is 9 of us in this little house. Not to mention it has 1 bathroom the roof leaks and the basement gets gets wet when it rains and we run the ac. The basement has my brother, his wife and daughter sleeping on one side and the other side has beds for mine and my husbands 3 girls. Me and my husband have a small room upstairs next to our little boys room. Me and my husband support all of us and i work for minimum wage at a local truck stop and my husband works at a factory 30 mins away but we can’t afford to move into something bigger due to the money situation. We can’t buy a house because we filed bankruptcy 3 years ago and still have over 2 years left. We barely make the bills we have now and buying food for all of us. It would be a gift from god to be able to have a bigger house for all of us. Thanks for listening and god bless you all for doing what you do for families in need.

    • after reading some of the stories below, please ignore my post. These families need it more than us. God bless all of you and best of luck.

  33. Where to begin, I am trying to find emergency rescue help for some very strong loving individuals whom I have never met but yet they have touched the lives of THOUSANDS. They are trying to adopt an infant child. 5 Months old to be exact. He was and still is a surviving victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome. He was not expected to live as he suffered severe head and body trauma. He was just 5 weeks old when he was violently abused and shaken. The grandparents have been BY HIS BEDSIDE SINCE THAT VERY DAY. They never once left him. They are in the process of trying to adopt him but because they live in a very old house they were told it would have to be brought to code before the Adoption could be final. They struggle everyday because all the money, time, and energy they have goes into their sweet baby grandson. He has daily and weekly visits to therapists, doctors etc. that consume their time. He has medicines he takes on a daily basis. They both work hard and have had to lose hours at work to take care of their grandson. I have never in my life known people as strong and dedicated as these two wonderful grandparents. They have tried to have benefits for their grandson and it barely keeps them afloat. If there is anyone that could really use help, it would be these 2 wonderful people. Thousands of people would agree. I could tell you so much more about this story but I am sure I am very limited on the length. I just believe that this Angel has had so much suffering and deserves something wonderful to happen to and for him. I TRULY PRAY FOR YOUR BLESSING IN HELPING A WONDERFUL DESERVING FAMILY SUCH AS THEM. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

  34. Hi my name is sara. Let me begin with this my mom and my brother are both disabled. My mom she has disformed feet that won’t let her stand very well. She had tried to get jobs but she can not. She bought a house 3 yeas ago, hoping she can start her life again and make a new chapter but she got stuck in a house that needs work. The owners hid a bunch of problems with the house. We have had the washer almost catch on fire and water spill out. We have had flooding around us and moisture problems with the house. Mold is a result in this. Me and my mom moved out of our bedrooms and are now sleeping in the dinning room. We have septic tank problems and sump pump problems and it’s a mess. She gets child support and disability money only, and some help from our granny. After she pays bills she’s left with nothing. We have talked to our insurance company and they won’t help us with our house or anything matter of fact. My mom and I have tried so hard so 6 years to live in a house suitable for us but it never works. We can’t fix the house because of income problems so we are stuck sleeping in the dinning room and constantly being sick because of the moisture and mold plus we have cats that we love and we don’t won’t them to be sick either. We could go live with our granny but me and my brother are trying to finish school where we are. We have been utterly searching for help and this is our only chance. I beg of you to consider us. We really need it. It’s been hard for 6 years we just want hope that we can have a home that can be ours someday.

  35. I am a caregiver. I care for my mother (84) and my husband (58) and my son (27). I am running out of room in my home. I have medical supplies everywhere and I do not have a place that is just for me to relax. I have an older brother who is a Vietnam Vet who lives along. I would love to move him in so I can take care of him but I do not have the room. When my grand daughters come over there is no where for them to be themselves because I have to keep them quiet. My grand daughters make me feel happy and they keep me laughing. I have to do all the repairs on this old house because I have no one to help me. Please help me.

  36. My name is Jennifer Kay Berry and I have a brain problem that the doctors in Charolatte can’t figure out why my brain was bleeding. I have supraventricular tachkakartyha as well. It is a heart condition that I had to have surgery on that came back. It would be a blessing to be able to live in a clean inviroment for my heart and brain. Please help me out . God bless yall. Please pray I have no more bleeding on my left side of my brain and heart problems. Thank you I live in McConnells SC

  37. My name is Kevin Boyd I am married with 4children my wife an I as well as our kids lost our home in Nov,2013. Due to circumstances beyond our control house fire we have not been able to rebuild.my wife has bmany medical problems an I have been laid off 3 times in 2 years. My wife , children an me have been living with my mom an step dad since. My wife Rebecca is a groomer she works with animals ancuts an cleans them. I have a 20year old trying to get through collage, a 17 year old that is a junior in high school, a14 year old son that’s in the 8th grade,an a 12 year old that is in 6th grade.my kids an wife have been so very supportive through this whole thing. They have never complained about our living conditions or our disappointments. Before the fire in june2013 I was laid off from my job in the mines due to company shutdown. Nov, following our house caught on fire at 3:00am while all of us were inside asleep. My wife was awaken to noise I went to check it an the kitchen was ablaze. I yelled for her to get our son an get out an I went to get our girls. We all got out safe without any injury but had nothing left not even cloths on our back. It was 26degrees outside an we had no cloths or shoes. My mom an step dad helped us by moving us in with them. They have a 3bedroom home an now we are all in it. We went an got preapproved for a construction loan an started to work. My wife the kids an I all started digging footings an pouring concrete. We also laid our foundation blocks at that point we thought we were on our way until 4days before we closed on the construction loan I was laid off from my other job at the railroad. At this point I told the bank an they declined the loan. They said come back after I got back to work an they would do the loan. I got called back to work in july2015 an was excited. My wife an I worked to get this house back on track. We applied again in January an once again were preapproved after going through all the paperwork an hassle we had a closing date for our construction loan an was ready. We were to close on April the 2.this was on mar, 9th when we got this news. On the evening of mar,12th we got a call from work, they told me to come in at 9:00am the next day. I did an when I got there I was informed that I was laid off an my medical insurance would be canceled at midnight that night. I came home an thought about how was I ever going to build my family a house. When my wife got home we prayed together about our situation an she says god don’t put more on us than we can handle. So she says we will be OK an nothing else. I started doing small jobs to make money an she kept working to, on April 1st my youngest daughter Ashley calls me an says mom is sick , she thinks she’s having a panic attack. I was on a job with my son an told Ashley to give her a pill she had for panic attacks an lay down. About 45mins pass an my phone rings its ash again she says dad I called 911an the ambulance is here they are taking mom. She got in front with ambulance driver as they worked on my wife in back . she calls again an says dad we stopped an the driver got out an went in the back of the ambulance. I ask her were are you an she said our church parking lot. I told her I’m on the way as the driver got back in . I said where are you going ash ,she ask driver he said uab hospital in Birmingham. So I headed that way to meet them an when I got there the Dr. Says she has had a heart attack. We talked an the Dr. says she has a heart condition that will require surgery now. The next day the 5hour surgery is done .the Dr. says she should make a full recovery no restrictions except no lifting over2pounds. She is released from hospital following Saturday an is home for easter. Later that week she got a high fever in the night. We gave her Tylenol every 4 hours an couldn’t get the fever below101.5 .so at5:00pm on that Thursday we take her back to uab to find she has developed an infection in her kidneys so bad it has almost shut down. They took her straight back into surgery within 2hours of getting there to drain infection from the kidney. They kept her for a couple of days an sent her home with antibiotics, she will have to go back for one more surgery for sure. The last 2years of her an my kids life have been devastating . we have lived in 2 bedrooms with one bath an they have never said a word negatively about it only hope ,prayer,an hard work. If there was anything in the world I could give them other than my undying love it would be a home of there own. Can you help us please. Thank you Kevin Boyd, Rebecca Boyd, Kristin walker, Katlyn walker, Nickolas, Boyd, an Ashley Boyd Klboyd11@gmail.com, rhboyd11@gmail.com

  38. My name is Kevin Boyd I am married with 4children my wife an I as well as our kids lost our home in Nov,2013. Due to circumstances beyond our control we have not been able to rebuild.my wife has bmany medical problems an I have been laid off 3 times in 2 years. My wife , children an me have been living with my mom an step dad since. My wife Rebecca is a groomer she works with animals ancuts an cleans them. I have a 20year old trying to get through collage, a 17 year old that is a junior in high school, a14 year old son that’s in the 8th grade,an a 12 year old that is in 6th grade.my kids an wife have been so very supportive through this whole thing. They have never complained about our living conditions or our disappointments. Before the fire in june2013 I was laid off from my job in the mines due to company shutdown. Nov, following our house caught on fire at 3:00am while all of us were inside asleep. My wife was awaken to noise I went to check it an the kitchen was ablaze. I yelled for her to get our son an get out an I went to get our girls. We all got out safe without any injury but had nothing left not even cloths on our back. It was 26degrees outside an we had no cloths or shoes. My mom an step dad helped us by moving us in with them. They have a 3bedroom home an now we are all in it. We went an got preapproved for a construction loan an started to work. My wife the kids an I all started digging footings an pouring concrete. We also laid our foundation blocks at that point we thought we were on our way until 4days before we closed on the construction loan I was laid off from my other job at the railroad. At this point I told the bank an they declined the loan. They said come back after I got back to work an they would do the loan. I got called back to work in july2015 an was excited. My wife an I worked to get this house back on track. We applied again in January an once again were preapproved after going through all the paperwork an hassle we had a closing date for our construction loan an was ready. We were to close on April the 2.this was on mar, 9th when we got this news. On the evening of mar,12th we got a call from work, they told me to come in at 9:00am the next day. I did an when I got there I was informed that I was laid off an my medical insurance would be canceled at midnight that night. I came home an thought about how was I ever going to build my family a house. When my wife got home we prayed together about our situation an she says god don’t put more on us than we can handle. So she says we will be OK an nothing else. I started doing small jobs to make money an she kept working to, on April 1st my youngest daughter Ashley calls me an says mom is sick , she thinks she’s having a panic attack. I was on a job with my son an told Ashley to give her a pill she had for panic attacks an lay down. About 45mins pass an my phone rings its ash again she says dad I called 911an the ambulance is here they are taking mom. She got in front with ambulance driver as they worked on my wife in back . she calls again an says dad we stopped an the driver got out an went in the back of the ambulance. I ask her were are you an she said our church parking lot. I told her I’m on the way as the driver got back in . I said where are you going ash ,she ask driver he said uab hospital in Birmingham. So I headed that way to meet them an when I got there the Dr. Says she has had a heart attack. We talked an the Dr. says she has a heart condition that will require surgery now. The next day the 5hour surgery is done .the Dr. says she should make a full recovery no restrictions except no lifting over2pounds. She is released from hospital following Saturday an is home for easter. Later that week she got a high fever in the night. We gave her Tylenol every 4 hours an couldn’t get the fever below101.5 .so at5:00pm on that Thursday we take her back to uab to find she has developed an infection in her kidneys so bad it has almost shut down. They took her straight back into surgery within 2hours of getting there to drain infection from the kidney. They kept her for a couple of days an sent her home with antibiotics, she will have to go back for one more surgery for sure. The last 2years of her an my kids life have been devastating . we have lived in 2 bedrooms with one bath an they have never said a word negatively about it only hope ,prayer,an hard work. If there was anything in the world I could give them other than my undying love it would be a home of there own. Can you help us please. Thank you Kevin Boyd, Rebecca Boyd, Kristin walker, Katlyn walker, Nickolas, Boyd, an Ashley Boyd . Klboyd11@gmail.com, rhboyd11@gmail.com

  39. hello ty,am mavis appau and a ghanaian…i watch your editions on television and must confess that you and your team are really doing a good job…i need your help here and i pray that you extend your help to me here,we are a family of five and my dad is the only one who supports us all due to hardship,he is an officer and through this,he has been able to acquire a 2 bedroom apartment for us but its still needs alot of renovation,i,on the other hand is trying hard to get an admition into one of the universities here in ghana,my mom who is also a house wife with no work or nothing to start with… to put a smile on the face of my family especially my mum,i really need your help urgently…plsss ty,i plead with you and your team to extend your help to me here in ghana,plssi really hope and pray that you reach out to me here,God bless you and ur team for all your good works,infact you guys are God sents,thank you

  40. To whom it may concern..
    I am a young mother of two children, Ihave moved over 11 times in the past 3 years. I have been used, mistreated and taken for granted. I have been in two shelters and was attacked at one of them. I have been given the opportunity to live with the Thompson’s, this family has done so much for me words cannot explain… my children and I have been in their home a year now. The house is very old and outdated, there’s not much room but we make it work. I am 24 and have been to my first job 11 months now with plans of going back to school.
    about 2 years ago I was told that my now 4 year old daughter was depressed, she used to ask me things like ”where are we going?”now when I pick her up from school she asks are we going home..
    but as a mother I know she deserves more…
    no the Thompson family are not my relative, but they are the only family my children has ever known.. so please consider us to be apart of your show.

  41. I don’t expect my story to be read or even considered I have pretty much lost any kind of hope I ever had in humanity but here is my story..I lost my 10 year old son on june 23, 2010 when I let him go visit his father in amity maine 2 days later he was found stabbed to death in his fathers home, my ex husbands body was found stabbed to death outside as well as my childhood friends body in the same manner, at that time I was 6 months pregnant with my 2nd son, I was put on grueling tranquilizers just to ensure my baby would survive, it left me with severe anxiety, ptsd and depression at the loss and manner that my son was taken. I gruelled through 3 murder trials again at 6 months pregnant with my 3rd son. I could no longer work and 2 years later started recieving ssi my fiance had to take alot of overtime which caused him severe health issues he has had numerous surgeries on his feet and was ordered out of work permanately with only my income. We were blessed with another baby boy who is now 3 months old. We rent a run down trailer in a trailer park and do not own our own property and no way of getting the finances either. I am not looking for a massive home, I am just looking for a safe place for my children to be raised in, somewhere we can have a garden a few farm animals and mostly my children always wanted a dog…I used to be a good artist/painter which I have given up on since the passing of my son…I always felt in my heart that someday I could be able to open my own door and let my children run and play outside freely that I can’t do where I am at…It saddens me for my children not so much for myself.. If anyone has taken the time to read this I thank you kindly ~Jamie

  42. My aunt and uncle have been working two minimum wage jobs since I remember. In the last year my uncle has been laid off twice, and right before it happened the first time, they were going to get their garage door replaced, but couldn’t because they had to use the money to pay the mortgage. Last month, my uncle was laid off again, and my aunt has made it work with her two minimum wage jobs to make end meet. They have a 21 year old son who goes to college part time, and lives in the home. After almost 20 years of paying for the home, they haven’t put a dent in principal balance of the mortgage. The home is a 3 bedroom house, probably from the 70’s, still has lead paint in one of the restrooms, which is slowly peeling off. The pluming is still underground and sometimes gets backed up because it’s so old. My aunt dreams of replacing her old stained carpet an putting hardwood floors, and remodeling her kitchen which she spends most of her time in, because she loves to cook. During the summer, it gets hot inside because years ago the A/C broke and they didn’t have money to replace it. My aunt and uncle are two of the hardest working people I know. With the little that they have they don’t hesitate to offer to others. It would be great to see them living in their dream home. I hope that you can truly consider this entry as a possible makeover. Thank you.

  43. Hello,
    Here is my story:
    My husband and I have 3 children ages 8, 6, and 3. My husband was enlisted in the Army for 4 ½ years. When he was deployed to Iraq in 2009/2010 he was wounded. While my husband can still work and function he is in a lot of pain daily. He received a medical retirement from the Army in 2013. He now works a job with 50+ hours a week on his feet and still manages to go to school full time. In 2012 our oldest son was diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, ODD, and a mood disorder. We suspected this for quite some time but were unable to get him diagnosed while we were stationed in Germany. Each day with my son is a challenge. My son sleeps very little, He has frequent issues at school, and has a lot of medical appointments. Our 6 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD in 2014 and is a VERRY active child. Upon my husband’s retirement from the Army we bought a 3 bedroom house in the small town where my husband was born. At the time it seemed like it would be enough but last year my disabled mother move in with us and I have been caring for her full time as well. The house is now too small for a family of 6 and is in need of a lot of work. My husband and I don’t have the time or money to put into the house. I have watched my husband poor everything he has into making a good life for our family and he has sacrificed greatly. I would love nothing more then to give my husband a home he could be proud of and my children the space that they all need. Thank you for your consideration!

  44. Hi, my name is Alexis and I would truly appreciate if you consider my great grandmother. She has lived in the same house since before I was born and just like myself the house has gotten older. She has always worked very hard always helping others before herself. Over the pass few years she has been struggling to care for her sick husband whom recently passed in 2014 and her deaf son. On the outside the house seems nice but on the inside the walls are falling apart due to termites. She barely have room to move around with her walker. She even had squirrels to come inside through the crack of the leaking roof by the chimney. Can you please help her to have the home she dreamed of. Thank you

  45. Hey Extreme Makeover! My.name is misti and im 19 years old. I have a family friend who could use your help. Stephanie Coon who is married and a mother of 4 could use a new home or have the one she is currently in be remodeled to better suit her family. A little background on Stephanie and family. It all started just before february of 2008. She was pregnant with her first child. Just.before her daughter was born both her and her husband Adam lost there great paying jobs. With the little help of family and friends there verly made it by. Just when they thought things were better they took a turn for.the worst. In 2010 there twin boys.were born. Just 6 days after there son Levi had to be lifelighted to an area hospital due to a major brain bleed. Since then they have struggled with bills, doctor visits, surgeries and lots of other things. Since at the time they did not have Medical insurance for Levi they are still currently paying on that bill even after 4 years. Now their home. Its 3 bedrooms.and 1 bath for 6 people and 2 pets. Their other son Owen is allergic to 7 different kinds of mold. Well extreme makeover there is.mold in their only bathroom, toy room, parents room, and laundry room. There roof leaks in numerous spots due to hail damage that they dont have the money to repair. Levi.is still currently learning to walk due to the trajedy when he was 6 days old. He was diagnosed.with a rare disease called Hydrocephalus. There house is basically hard wood floors and.hard plastered walls which is far from safe for him. Please Extreme makeover bless the Coon family with a new or remodeled home!

  46. Hello, I have been married for almost five years and since then we have had harships and as much as i have tried to buy a house we have been turned down all the time because of my low income. I truly feel that my wife and kids deserve the very best and now that my parents have sold us the house we can call this place our home but it needs work and i would love for my wife to have what she deserves and what she loves by giving her and my kids the house they will love and will call their home. I really hope to hear from you and that maybe you can help me reach my dream by giving my family what they deserve thank you hope to hear from you.

  47. I honestly love how ya change proples life and i just want help with our house its really old it has cracks on the ceiling sometimes i feel like its gonna fall down someday. When it rains we have to get our broom and try to get the rain out. Our house used to be a garage but we made it into a home because we needed one. My mom is a single parent raising two girls on her own i dont want her to struggle with this house anymore i just want her to be happy and not worry about the rats the cocoa roaches or the little bugs in our bathroom. Im just asking if ya can please help us with a new home to make my moms life easier and not to worry with weather if the house is gonna fall or if we are ever gonna get help that we need.

  48. The person I’d like to apply for is my fiance mother in law DI Allen. My husband lost his beautiful wife 3 years ago in june. He has always remained close with her mother and my heart breaks for this women. She not only lost a beautiful daughter but has also lost two previous husband’s to heart complications as well. This women has seen much pain and heartache yet remained strong for her 3 sons. She works hard go provide for them and never complains despite the run down condition of her home. Ceilings caving in,floors rotting out, and countless other issues. I feel she deserve a blessing and a new home would be amazing and bring her joy she deserves (:

  49. To whom it may concern
    I am a young mother of two children, I have moved over 11 times in the past 3 years. I have been used, mistreated, and taken for granted… I have been in two shelters and was attacked at one of them. I have been given a chance to live with the Thompson’s, this family has done so much for me words cannot explain… my children and I have been in their home a year now. the house is very old and outdated there’s not much more for us but we make it work. I am 24 and have been at my first job for 10 months now, with plans of going back to school to receive my GED. about 2 years ago I was told that my now 4 year old daughter was depressed.. she’s use to ask me things like ‘where are we going?’. now when I pick her up from school, she asks are we going home? but as a mother I know she deserves more. No the Thompson family are not my relatives but they are the only family my children has ever known. so please consider having my family as a part of your show..
    -Dawn

  50. Hi my name is Amy the house me and my husband purchased last year was the Moore home place. The property dates back to the early1800s. In the home place house that we are currently trying to remodel our great grandfather,grandfather and father were born in. We are in need of help to finish this house to carry on the Moore legacy. There is a lot of history here that dates back to before the civil war. Can you please help us?

  51. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY AND THE HOPE YOU GIVE :) I know this is a long shot…my mother is in kidney failure. Would love it if we could find her a kidney. We lost our home back in 2004 after my father struggled with his job. Currently my parents and brother with his new wife are living in a 2 bedroom home. We would love it if you could restore hope to our family and give us enough space to live. We would love for our three families to live together in one place and help each other out. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  52. PLEASE HELP MY MOM! please, I dont know what i can do to help im only a kid, but my mother she needs help. She is such an amazing spirit but she is just very unhappy with where she lives. Although she is extremely grateful to have somewhere to stay, she is unhappy. She is very stressed, she lives in a small RV with her husband and small dog. He has a job, his paycheck is 900 but, a little back he had to use credit cards to buy food and things they needed so now his paycheck goes to bills and the credit cards. My moms dad died years ago and that’s when everything started happening. About 5 years ago when i was in 4th grade, my mom went to jail.. It ruined her life. She lost her job and any chance of getting another, her husband left her, i had to move out, and she lost her license. She was in for around 2 years, she was suppose to get out on my birthday but they kept her longer. When she got out she had no where to go. First she went to a home for woman who cant support themselves. Then she moved in with a boyfriend, then she moved in with her cousin, then her uncle, and now she lives in a small RV with her husband. I also have problems of my own but this isnt about me. She deserves to be happy but she isnt and i wish she was. All i want for my mother is happiness. I would really like to move in with my mom. I really dont know what to do and neither does she. She had faith God will help her in someway, and i believe he will help her too. He already has, she stopped drinking and smoking ! Even though she is struggling she somehow finds a way to find good out of everything. She says “God will help me, it just takes time.” I believe you can help her.

  53. I am looking for a gift well deserved for my husband and two girls. My husband and I fell in love and was engaged 2006. We had saved for a honey-moon and found out we were expecting Feb 2011. We were married Sept 2007 and had our daughter Christmas eve 6 weeks early, we then spent the next four months in the hospital with her hoping she would live. She was diagnosed with a rare syndrome called Congenital central hypo-ventilation syndrome. She did live and is doing alright, Her brain does not allow her to breath when she sleeps, so she has a life support ventilator that she is put on every-night to stay alive. In order to bring our child home we had stipulations. (in the mean time we bought a LITTLE cottage and tried to transform) it into a home. The stipulations were to put separate circuits in for her ventilator and all equipment in, along with home generator and central heat and air. We never got out honeymoon and all of our taxes and savings went into our home. We are still struggling to make it comfortable it is too small. My husband is the only one working and bless his heart he is trying so hard. He doesn’t even have a garage to go to for an outlet. My daughter can not stay anywhere because of her syndrome and she can’t have friends over to stay because there is not enough room, and no where to play inside when it is too hot out or cold. My younger daughter can go and stay at grandmas and it is hard on my other daughter. When the nurse is here it is very crowded. Please help my give my family some more comfort and my husband a garage for a little time to himself he is so hard working and such a great husband and father. I just wish I could do more for them. Thanks for hearing my story, and hope you would like to hear more from us.

  54. Hi!
    Not sure if you can even help, but it is worth a try. I live in a very rural small community of Blackford County Indiana, our local animal shelter is a non profit no kill shelter that struggles to stay a float and care for the animals. With that being said the building that houses the animals is in horrible shape and needs many repairs that I cant even begin to list them. The people that run the shelter do all they can but the funds just arent there is there anyway you can help please and thank you.

  55. My name is Krystal and I would like to nominate my mother for this home makeover because she has been through so much and still will do whatever it takes to make others happy. My mother has always done more for others than herself,she took in my cousins when they were taken from there family and raised them for a couple years until they could go back not only that she had to take care of my father who became mentally ill when i was eight unfortunately he became to dangerous mentally for her to stay with him. Recently she has had a stroke and they had to remove two blood clots from her brain ahe didnt get much recovery time because besides having me she also has two small children ag3s 8 and 5 we have 6 people living in a two bedroom has because unfortunately we cant afford to move or expand the roof in leaking and we are so cramped if you guys could bless my mom with a new house it would be the greatest thing that has happened to her. Even with the recent stroke she still tries to overcome the eveyday obstacles and help others around her she goes out her way everyday to help someone in need she truly deserves some good luck in her life

  56. Please consider our 36 year old Deputy sheriff of Grant County MN for the upcoming season of Extreme makeover home edition. My friend Jeff was vacationing in Mexico with friends, when something terrible went wrong. He was playing in the water when a wave came in from behind him and threw him to the ocean floor. His head hit the ocean floor and snapped his neck. He was able to do a push up in the water and yell. His friends came running and luckily pulled him out. He was not able to feel anything from chest down. He was brought to the Mexican hospital, and from there all friends were able to pool money and get him a medical jet to fly him back to MN. From there we were told he broke C7 in his neck.

    Needless to say, he is now in therapy in Minneapolis, MN. He is currently receiving therapy daily to help with physical and emotional needs. He will be coming home in about two months, but the problem is, we live in a very small town with not a lot of options. Jeff may get feeling back and have his legs someday, but for now, we need to focus on when he comes home. There is not a handicapped accessible homes available for him. Right now he is living in a three story home, that he will not even be able to get into. All bedrooms are upstairs.

    He loves his hometown, and would like to come home to live in Herman. His current home needs to be accessible for him. We love your show and I think have seen just about everyone. We know that our enthusiastic community would be an excellent candidate for an episode on your show. One thing about this small community is that everyone pulls together when something happens. The town is trying to get his current house up for sale. We are having a very large benefit for him, that would help pay for the renovations along with the new house sale. There are more hands of people that are willing to give back to our deputy who has watched over his community and gave his life to protect and serve– in return, our community would like to give back. He is an army veteran, volunteer firefighter and policeman. Your show would have more hands of help that you would even know what to do with. My husband is a contractor and we ourselves have built three homes, and not afraid of work. He has been on the news if you would like to check out his link at:

    http://media.minneapolis.cbslocal.com/CBSMIN_20150318184838583AA.mp4

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/03/18/minn-deputy-paralyzed-in-mexico-swimming-accident/

    http://www.wday.com/news/minnesota/3698721-grant-county-deputy-recovers-bizarre-ocean-accident

    PLEASE HELP US GIVE BACK TO A DESERVING PERSON- thank you so much for you time!!!
    Please choose the Edwards family!!

  57. well first let me start off saying that you guys are awesome.It’s embarrassing to have company coming over. our carpets are dirty our bathroom walls are peeling, our bedrooms are small. We don’thave cabinets in our kitchen. Down sstairs, the ceiling tiles keep falling. Our basement isn’t finished. We don’thave a fence/gate around our house. We have to share rooms. We actually need 5 bedrooms. Down stairs in the basement, our ceiling isn’t finished. Our house isn’t fully painted. We don’t have nice furniture. Please help us. We are in need.

  58. Nesesito alluda desesperadamente
    soy mama 24/7 mi esposo no ase mas ke travajar y jamas esta en casa y nuestra casa ke acabamos de comprar era un sueño para nosotros y se nos bolvio una pesadilla nesesito de su alluda porfavor tenemos 3 bebes de 8 meses 3 años y 6 yo no puedo aser nada de lo ke la casa nesesita alludenos porfavor.
    Dios los bendiga

  59. I wish I knew where to begin, my name is Alyssa and this is to a very deserving person, a woman who saved my life and I am honored to call her my “mom” I learned that just because she isn’t blood doesn’t mean she isn’t my mom. I believe it was 2012, I was 15 and I was going through tough times, I was a cutter and was hospitalized numerous amount of times. I overdosed on 64 pills and was lucky to be alive. I was diagnosed with anorexia, ptsd and depression that same year. I was in a down spiral for at least four years, and then I met the woman I call mom today. I have known her for almost 4 years now. She saved my life and made me feel worth living. I had so many issues, the thought of commiting suicide was a constant feeling. When I met her everything changed, I changed! I am now back in school I have a job and I am doing so much better! Now I feel it’s my turn to help her. My mom bought a house about 8 years ago and had so many plans and dreams to put into her home, she had motivation and great ideas but her mind hasn’t been communicating very well with the rest of her body. she was diagnosed with M.S and things changed. She is always in pain, never has energy she has had this disease for about 17 years now and it’s not getting better. She needs a break but she never gets one. She still goes to work everyday still pays the bills, still motivates me everyday. I hate seeing her come home everyday in regret of thinking that she can “take on the world” all by herself. I feel that my “mom” should get the house of her dreams. I know that she didn’t help a community, or a group of children but she did save “one” and that one girl wants to help her now, I want her to be happy, I want to see the glow in her eyes when she comes home to not just a “house” but a “home” please help me get my mom to feel comfort in her own home and make her as happy as she can be. Thank you,
    Alyssa A. DesRosiers

  60. I’m not sure of how to go about doing this.  I will start with I’d like to nominate my aunt for an extreme makeover home edition.  She does not own her home, however on March 17th  2015( St Patrick’s day  ) no less, the town home that my aunt lived in with my uncle and 4 cousins had a fire. They have nothing! Fortunately they all got out alive, even though my uncle suffered 3rd degree burns to his right arm and back of his neck, from which he had to get an operation on yesterday March 18th.  Now I know there maybe other families that might be in dyer straights just like my aunt’s, however this lady is special.  She’s had a couple of trying years with her health,   of which she was hospitalized around 23 times or more in the past 2 years.  Even though her health has been poor she has this unwavering faith in God, and she always manages to help you or cheer you up when you thought you were the one trying to do so for her.  She’s selfless,  kind, joyful and generally awesome to be around.  She inspires all she sorrounds.  She helps even when she might not have enough for herself,  always stating God will provide!  Her Church family, at Revivify Church, in Evans, GA, love her and her family, and are helping the family to get back on their feet, they have a long way back to normal and are currently in a motel room,  her and her kids.I know she deserves a break, from all this crazy life.  I love the show an thought I would give this a try, nothing beats a failure but a trial is what my grandma Eleanor, my aunt’s mom used to say. God continue to bless your show and it’s cast, so you may continue to reach so many more families in need like mine. Thank you!

  61. Hi, My name is Cheyenne and I have been watching this heartwaring for years now and I am absolutely amazed at the things that you do in a Weeks time. My mom and dad have recently divorced and over the years my dad has tried to remodel our home but never finished the projects. We have one master bathroom without a shower or sink, our kitchen is halfway painted, we have the frames of doors without molding, our half bath has a rotten floor, and the shower leaks. My grandpa (my mother’s father) recently passed away in November of 2014 and he was going to help my mom get our house done because he also wanted her to have a house she loved, and he wanted her to be happy. I hate to complain because I am blessed to Have a roof over my head but my mother works very hard every single day to give my little sister and I the things we want and need. My mom deserves a house that she can be proud of and isn’t embarrassed to have company over, I want this for my mother more then anything. I pray more then anything you see this and can help us in any way you can. Thank you so much

  62. to whoever is reading this,
    I posted something about my family yesterday but I never said what I meant so here you go. Me and my dad and my two older sibling are struggling in a little town in Manitoba Canada it’s called Richer, my dad is self-less and he looks out for everyone, I’m being honest we live not quite the middle class life but just below my base ment is not finished because my mom left when I was seven and my dad has no money to finish it. My house is old and hasn’t been worked on in years and we are struggling to survive, I have had my best friend dump me because my house was to old and falling apart. My dad got in a motorcycle accident about two years ago , that same year there was a forest fire and it came within 20 metres of my house my dad got me my sisters and my grandma out before it came too close and stayed home to protect our house and the animals, he was brave. A new house would really really help to get my dad happy and weathy again. Our cars and truck is breaking down and we don’t have the money to fix it, my dad’s quad is breaking and we need it to plow snow in the winter our driveway is to long to shovel. I’m scared that one day I’m gonna wake up and become homeless with no education or job. In around five years if my dad can’t pay for the house we are either moving or becoming homeless I’m scared and crying right now because I don’t know what’s gonna happen to my family

    Also now I’m embarrassed to have friends over and I can’t have them over really cause we don’t have enough food and utensils for us to eat. Please help my family I’m scared please!!!

  63. Honestly my family is an average middle class family. Both my parents work hard to give my little brother and I a living. All of their money goes straight to our education and life as been pretty comfortable for my sibling and that is. However, our house is getting older, water is leaking through the pipes, the walls are getting ruined, the roof needs to be repaired and our heating system is beginning to break down. My family is not in a super desperate need but we are struggling. We are just normal every day americans who work hard, have a friendly social presence in our town and having a new renovated house would help us so much. Thank you for considering this.

  64. My Grandpa built my Grandma a house before they got married and used it to purpose to her my grandma passed a few years ago and left it to my dad and mom who currently live there wit my 2 older sisters and their kids (2yrs, 5mths, 2mths) and Our 4 Family Pets. My mom and dad both made a lot of mistakes in their lives, they spent 9yrs in prison, my mom got out and got her cosmetogolist certification but had to have surgery on her hand due to carpal tunnel my dad couldn’t find a suitable job so he opened his own construction business and is trying to fix up this mess of a house. The walls are weak the framing is caving in, the heat doesn’t work, the electricity goes out when too many things are plugged up, the heat doesnt work so they use space heaters in every room, the bathroom had a terrible leak so all the sewage from the toilet leaked to the unfinished basement downstairs which is a problem in it’s self. We really need help I moved out due to the heating and no hot water during the winter because the furnice is broken.

  65. Hello. I was wanting to get an application to apply for extreme makeover home edition. My fiances uncle is having health issues and is trying to come up with the money to pay for that. In the meantime hes living in a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom singlewide trailer with his two sons and grandson with him for the majority of the time and his wife. He has two nephews and their families living on his property and his other son and his family. He has a hard time getting around in his place due to his health issues. It would help him a lot if he had a bigger place that he could move around comfortably. Please send me an application for him. Thank you.

  66. Hello im Jauney Mayfeild ,
    Im pregnant with my 4th child i miscarry three due to stress and trying to fix our house my fiance has been working so hard to get the house done before the baby comes im 19weeks we have 21 weeks until the baby comes and we live in Alabama ive moved away because i cant be in that house while im pregnant and i really want to go back but i cant …. Our house is falling apart we are trying our best to kepp it from getting worst . on the out side of the house its cracked on the side has a whole on the side of the house and on the back of the house it has a whole leading to the basement which gets filled with water and it takes along time to get the water out the floors are not leveled in side the house the floors have some spots were it has rotten the ceiling . the front living room has no walls on it its all old installation in the attic it has animals living up there it has so much in there that we cant even go im there to clean or work on it the ceilings need to be replaced everything we dont have no help and i really want this house to be fix before the baby comes we need your help please im in st.louis right now with my mother and this house has torn us apart and i want this for us for him he doesnt know im doing this we really need your help please … Thank you so much … God bless ….

  67. Short and sweet. Myself and my husband are trying very hard to mage our kids have the best life.we boughta house on the street my husband grew up on to be close to family. Little did we know this house is not in good shape. Wires are exposed so my children can’t even use their closet. The second bathroom is unusable due to lack of construction. I have ptsd and unable to work and my husband works at a local factory. To try to make ends meet and help my husband pay bills and fix house I baby sit. I not only worry about my children in this house buti worry about theothers. My 2 boys share a small room and my 2 girls share a room. We all 6 share one bathroom and one closet. Please help us give ours children and others have a safe place.

  68. I would never do something like this but I truly know someone who deserves this and has touched the lives of hundreds maybe thousands of people. I am asking you to please consider BIG MAMA Paula Carrasco Orosco of Porterville Ca. ive known this woman and this family since I was about 10 years old this place has always been more than a home to me. Paula takes care of us in this town who need it, the door is always open I cant share enough about what this woman has done i’ll stick with the most recent ; she took me in when my family would not, she seen a newborn being disowned be his mother and is fighting tooth and nail to gain full custody which she almost has she takes care of 3 of her children and 4 grandchildren also her adopted brother who is now blind and slightly disabled, has fought cancer and a tumor. she deserves soooo much better than what she has but she don’t complain she just helps, this woman will literally fight for you.
    Paula’s father recently passed away leaving her the house, I can tell the house needs work but I can only do so much. im not a contractor. there are 100’s of people I know will help with this project if I tell them who its for. this house means more to her than most people realize, its all she has left from her father, every time we fix some thing she looks to the sky and says I promise dad I will fix this house and make you proud. please please consider Paula Porterville CA 93257 2234 e cleo ave. thanks you! -Nick Jones

  69. Hello Extreme Makeover Home Addition,
    I currently stay with my grandparents, my uncle, my cousin, and my 2 kids. I have a 2 year old, a 9 month old and I am 7 months pregnant. We stay in a two bedroom house and we are barely getting by. We have different editions to the house but they are covered with mold and the roof is caving in. Me and my kids were sleeping outside in a different edition of the house but there was no insallation and it would be super hot in the summer and super cold in the winter and my 9 month old kept gettin upper respiratory infections with his bronchitis because of the mold and mildew and on top of that the foundation is falling so bad you can see outside thru the walls. There was leaks in the room we were sleeping in and when it rained the floor would flood. So me and my kids had to start sleeping in the same room and bed with my cousin inside the main house. I am currently unemployed because i am pregnant and its hard to find a job 7 months pregnant..I am only 18 years old and i have no where else to go. Our house is getting terrible. Water doesnt run to our tub nor our bathroom sink. Everybody in the house have to take wash ups and brush their teeth using the kitchen sink. We have a bad infestation problem with rats, snakes,roaches spiders, bed bugs and scabies. We had an incident a couple months back where me and my kids was asleep in bed and i feel something moving in the bed in between me and my 9 month old, at the time he was 2 months old, i moved the covers back and it was a snake. Every since then i sit up at night watching my kids sleep because im scared its going to happen again. Since then we have found 3 snakes in the house. I have to stay here with my kids because i had to leave an abusive relationship. We have no money to make repairs because no one in the household works and my grandparents pay bills with disability checks. We can barely buy diapers and things because nobody in the house works. I feel like such a burden with my kids because my grandparents put their needs and things behind to take care of me and my kids but i had to leave the abusive relationship i was in. We have tried multiple things to repair our house but everytime we patch one thing up something else goes wrong. I just got over depression and my family had to help me get thru that. When i was 3 months pregnant i tried to commit suicide and my cousin had to talk me down from doing it. There are countless thing wrong with our house but i would be all day. Could you all please help us because everyone is getting very stressed out and emotionally drained with our living conditions. I pray every night that you guys would come make our lives better. I have cried and cried because i feel like its my fault my kids have to live like this. I dont know where my baby that i am currently pregnant with is going to sleep because we have no money to buy her anything and me and my other two children already sleep in a full size bed with my cousin. Everyone in the household has a certain way they feel about and they would love to tell you. As i am typing this everyone is cryng and praying on their knees that you guys answer our prayers and make our life better.

  70. I am a single mom of two boys have raised my kids since my youngest was 6months old a year and a half ago the house I was buying got flooded by the hot water tank it flooded my kids room bathroom and dinng room and the trailer was covered in black mold which is dangerous for all of us especially my oldest son who has server allergies. my children lost everything they had except what was on there back we had to be split up for over a month cause didn’t have a place that we could all stay and with my work schedule I could not keep them on my own after about a month we headed home the boys had to take my room while we rebuilt there room and on Dec 31,2013 the insurance company said they would not cover the horoom due to the a Mont of black mold renaming so we had to move and lose our house of 5years so we rented a house and June of 2014lost my job and had to move again we got a place form a friend in hopes of buying it my son was diagnosed with adhd and odd doctor said all the sudden changes triggered it is wreck my car in June also and have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and have to have surgery for carpal tunnel in a couple weeks back in Nov our pump went out and have had no water since my friend said they would not replaced since I didn’t pay enough in rent to cover it. I was supposed to be buying the trailer but when I went to sign a agreement they sold it from under me so now I am living in a trailer with no water and we heat with a wood stove and if I fuss about anything they will kick us out and me and kids will be homeless. So I don’t know if you could or what you could do to help us. This is my story hope u can assist us and some type of way thank your for your time and have a blessed day

  71. I am writing to you about my best friend Julie she and I first met in kindergarten, and now at the age of 45 we are still friends. She is the type of person who will do anything for anyone, but never for herself. She cleans houses and also helps renovate houses for another individual for a living. She works from light until dark and never has time or money for the repairs needed on her own home. Four years ago her father past away, her mother past away when she was in her early teens. Now the home she was raised in was left to her but is not liveable in the condition it is in. They have started repairs a little at a time. One of her employers has also done some work that will be needed on the framework of the house. This is a longterm goal for her to eventually be able to live in that home. This may only be a dream it requires so much work and money. She is well known in the community and I know there would be so many people like me who would do anything to see this dream come true for her and her family. Her boys are now grown but she has a new grandson, that like she does for everyone, she goes out of her way and bends over backwards to spend as much time as possible with him. Julie even brings her grandson with her to clean houses to spend as much time as possible with him. I was on the phone with her last night and she was going to work all night on scrubbing grout in a home that her employer is currently renovating. I can’t express what a what a hard worker she is. The home she currently lives in requires numerous repairs but the money is just not there. She is also a very prideful person and does not like to take anything from anyone else. This would be a dream come true for her and me to see her in the home she was raised in. We have a close knit group of friends that have all been friends for 25 plus years that all have the same opinion as I. I have thought about doing this for years but thought is was a long shot. Today I thought what the heck I would give it a shot! Thanks for your time.

  72. I am the grandmother (and guardian) of a special needs little boy (age 8) with Cebral Pulsy. He is in a wheelchair fulltime. He has had several surgeries to help him, and more on the way.

    His daddy is single and deployed right now, on his 5th deployment in the Army. My husband and I care for Haden and his autistic brother, Jason Jr. Mom is no longer in the picture, by her own choice.

    We have 4 steps to get into our home, and need to install a ramp/porch/landing. We live in Utah and a concrete one is the best option due to weather conditions. A friend recommended me to write to you and see if you want to do a show about upgrading homes for Special needs. We would love to volunteer to be your pilot show, or an episode of another show. Please let me know if this is an option. We need to have a ramp/porch put in to access our home asap. He is getting bigger and heavier, and killing my back.

  73. I Work two jobs, 7 days a week. I’m married and I have Two small boys, the oldest is two years old and the youngest is 11 months. We did live in a two bedroom mobile home. Yesterday around 1 am, it caught on fire. I was able to get everyone out safely, but we lost everything we own, and the house was a total loss. So now we are staying with my mother, but desperately need help building a new home. my son Tyson is 11 months and he has to have therapy once a week, because he is behind on some stuff. We really need help getting back on our feet. Please ABC and Ty. Thank you.

  74. Iam writing you on behalf of my Daughter Tiffany and her husband Cody. They are both only 23 yrs old and beginning life and Marriage with a couple of challenges. Cody is in the stationed at Whiteman AirForce Base, where he works on the B-52 Bombers. Upon moving there they purchased their first home, by no means a new Home. The house was built in 1928, it is in the Historic District of their Town of Sedalia, Mo. The house is a 3 bedroom 2 bathrooms. Only 2 rooms can be used and 1 bathroom. They are happy with their new purchase although it is very out dated. The House itself has alot of potential. Ofcourse the potential being both time and money, which have proven to be a challeng in itself. Tiffany my daughter has just recently been diagnosed withsome medical issues. She is unable to work. Tiffany has PTSD which in turn is causing her to have Seizures.Tiffany although trying to lead an active life now has seizures through out the day. Therefore, she cannot be left alone for any lenght of time. Tiffany is away from all family, and with her conditon she now suffers from Depression as well. The House although is nice has alot of dark wood and dreary. Also, with Tiffany’s condition it is sometimes a safety concern, there are stairs and not enough lighting. Cody is trying the best that he can with a 2 yr Airmen Salary, but priority means not being able to make repairs. One example being; not having an Oven for 2 yrs. They have managed with what they have as any young couple does, but Tiffany’s health has put a strain on them. They have managed to have a close friend move in to help with Tiffany, but he himself has his own challenges. Adam is a dawarf that has O.I. Although, Adam is small he has been a tremendous help (big). Again, the house is not really suited for him either, he has adapted and managed to still assist. He helps drive Tiffany to all her Doctor Appointments, so that Cody could go back work at Whiteman AFB. Tiffany, Cody and Adam are doing the best that they can. I know that if the were picked to get an Extreme MakeOver, it would be a dream come true for them. They are very deserving of something good and kind they would surely pay it forward. Please consider them.
    Thank you for your time.
    Melissa Turner

  75. Hello , my name is Caitlyn , and no I don’t want this makeover for myself, I want it for a friend. My boyfriends family is very poor . They’ve grown up in a poor environment and have been their whole lives. There are seven people living in a 3 bedroom house with very small rooms, and one bathroom. The whole house is infested with mold , and other bacteria. Marie, 34, is the mother of Robert 16, Reina 12, reanna 9 , and isiah 4. The 9 year old reaunna also has down syndrome. This is not a safe environment for her to live in. My boyfriend Jacob , 20, also lives there. These people barely ever eat because the kitchen is destroyed and the over barely works. This is house is probably 70 years old. The yard is completely over grown. Their mother was living there but recently had to be moved to a relatives because she is diagnosed with schizophrenia and it’s not safe for her there. The back door doesn’t lock and many windows are busted out. The floor is falling through and the plumbing is horrible. The carpet is destroyed and they just can’t afford to redo the house. They are talking about abandoning it but have no where to go. They don’t have heaters, they have to use a portable plug in one. The parents don’t have bed or even a room. The mother, marie , has lost all hope. The daughter with down syndrome is always getting sick and having to go to the hospital. They also cannot afford a car for transportation. I know if this was given to them they would be so ever grateful and it was bring such positive motivations to their lives. Without having the major worry of the health hazard and safety of the house, they could focus on jobs and saving up for a car. Please. I’m begging that you help this family. They need it more than anyone I know and they are such grateful people. I know other people are doing a lot worse, but this would mean the world to me to get this family the help they need to survive.

  76. I have a friend who is like a sister to me in every way. She lives with her mother and I stay with her as I am currently homeless. Their house is rundown and in desperate need of a makeover. It’s dirty because they have pets and her mother is injured and has been on disability and food stamps for a year and has been unable to keep up with daily cleaning and we can’t keep up with it ourselves either. The house is making them both sick along with myself. My friend’s mother is losing her disability this month and we don’t know what to do now. I know it isn’t the most heartfelt story you’ve ever heard and I understand if you turn it down. But please consider it. The house needs a lot of help.

  77. My family emigrated in the mid-1800’s to Wisconsin and the homestead has been an anchor to our family for over a century and a half. My sister who is the sixth generation keeper of the homefires has had a tough go of keeping the home warm in the winter and even had to reside over asbestos siding with phone cords stapled to the outside of the house. With a dirt basement, she has tried to seal the crumbling foundation, but there is always a mouse or two that emerge. She had left her job to come work for my family’s log home company, but when the housing market collapsed, she was laid off, but continued volunteering in the family business. The business closed and she took a job where she didn’t make enough to cover insulin for her newly diagnosed diabetes. The homestead is in need, as much as my sister is in need. Please help the whole family come home together once again. (She makes many sacrifices that go unnoticed, because she does them quietly and happily, like also buying my uncle’s house after he died in a fire and rents less than the mortgage cost to a family with a special needs child.)

  78. Hello Ty,
    I am here to tell a story for a person who has been through alot and continues to go through alot. Four years ago this spectacular person lost her job, and a couple of months after being unemployed her male companion of 20 years walked out on her saying “I will not be here when you lose everything”. She always had a dream to begin her own business so she set out to do that, and of course with every great thing there is always a struggle. In 2013 she lost her mother and not even a year later her baby sister was diagnosed with cancer. She has been the rock of our family for many years. She takes care of others and she never complains, the struggle is hard and the fight is real. While caring for her baby sister a couple of days ago she had 4 pipes that busted in her house. Everything in her house is in shambles and she has basically lost everything. Although she has my brother and I, she still feels as if she is homeless. I am crying out for help so that we can ease some of her pain and save her house. We all go through hard ships and I understand that nobody has any extra money, but if you could just spare any change, dollars, or a kind word, I will be forever grateful. I would love to see this beautiful woman who I call my mother smile again. With your help maybe this dream of mine will come true for her. Thank you in advance!!!

  79. I’m going to try to keep this short and sweet. My family and I live in Georgetown, ky. I do not own my home but I didn’t know if you could help us or not. I have an autistic son, age 18, by the name of William. I am married to a man who has nerve damage. On June 26,2013 my youngest grandson had a stroke at 17 months old due to child abuse by his mother and father. He was on the ventilator for approximately 5 months. The doctors told us that he would be a vegetable. By the miracle of GOD he is walking but has weakness in his left leg. He is paralyzed in his left arm. He understands what we say but he has what we call expressive aphasia, which is the inability to get his words out. He just jabbers. He has trouble going up and down steps. He also has an 8 year old sister who had to testify against her mother and a brother, age 5, who has alot of rages. They have been through so much. This house is just not big enough for all of us and for the baby’s needs. He has a feeding tube, he has no skull on the right side, which he wears a helmet. I started having seizures a few weeks ago so I am no longer allowed to work (I have been an RN for 26 years). We are in the process of adopting the children. They mean the world to us and any help you can provide would be God sent. Thank you all for everything you do. You help so many people out there. If you can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

  80. hi my name is Janna, I’m a single mom of six four boys and two girls. i live in an old house it has three bedrooms one bathroom living room and kitchen . my three youngest boys ages 9,7, and 10 months share one room need i say that they have no room for anything .. my oldest boy has a room to himself hes 11 and its extremely small and my two daughters share the other room and you cant walk in there .. i dont have a room. my husband left us almost three years ago for our 18 yr old babysitter. it was something i never thought would happen after being with him for fourteen years but it did and now our lives have changed a lot. Our house just doesn’t work for us. there are holes everywhere i have a crazy mouse problem and just yesterday a weasel. the floors are not level, i get mildew in the kids room and down the hall… my front door air comes in around it, in my bathroom if i don’t leave the door open i get ice on my walls in the winter .. the bedrooms are freezing if the kids keep their doors closed my kitchen sink is falling apart i can only use on side … i could keep going !
    a man from my community bought this house so that i could rent to own it from him which i am very great full for..i can never thank him enough.. all i want is a suitable house to live in that my kids have room to move around in because right now they cant get away from each other and im sure you can just imagine what i go through ..i dont like to ask people for help but you never get anything without doing so. so i am asking abc and ty to help a single loving caring mom who does whatever she can for her kids and everyone else without wanting anything in return. so will you help us ? please
    thank you for taking the time to read this ..
    Janna Farnsworth
    canada ns

  81. I need help…my family has been given a house and we would like to restore it and move in it. My husband cannot help due to a disease with his legs.. He can hardly walk and he is always in pain. We have been searching for a doctor to help us understand what has happen to him. I work two jobs to keep my family above water. I work in a nursing as a cna and also as a home health provider. I love helping people and showing my love to the world but I need help at times too.My husband does what he can but it kills him not feeling like a man who can take care of his family the way he really wants to. We have a beautiful six year old who loves to play and model and dance, she is our joy! We live in a small place called Bluefield WV no one ever comes here and some people don’t even know we are state…sad but true…please help me give my husband and daughter a dream home in which we all can enjoy.

  82. hi my boyfriend grandma has a lot of health problems and she lost her husband last year because of lung cancer her roof leaks she has black mold and she has a lot of family get together her house to small she was a foster parent. A my boyfriend mom need a home because she lives in a trailer behind her mom it has no running water and it is falling apart and it is real cold in winter .

  83. We have a local family in our small town of Elizabeth City (30K) who has recently fallen on very hard times (Feb 19). They were staying with family when a pipe burst in their 100+ year old home, and by the time they got home and were able to get the city to shut off the water main, extensive damage was done, with original plaster walls, wood floors, and furniture in ruins. After several appeals, the insurance claim was denied because they hadn’t purchased the right kind of insurance. The repairs, even with volunteer assistance will likely cost more than they paid for the home, so the only thing anyone can see to do is tell them to walk away, leaving the city, taxpayers, and the local banking business on the hook. This family settled in a historic area of this old, beautiful town which has suffered from a long economic decline. They are active in the community and have opened their home to the local church organizations and volunteer with several community organizations. She is a teacher for a small school collective, donating hours of personal time to help other families. She is also happens to be due to have a baby in less than 6 weeks. More than even the family, the city would benefit immeasurably from something like this. The town is historic, having been a stop on the underground railroad, for the Wright Brothers, and Franklin Roosevelt. It is an important historical community for Americans of African decent, to American Aviation, and to the farming community. The city suffers for many reasons, but it has amazing potential. Its position on the scenic Pasquotank River inland from the Outer Banks draws artists and entrepreneurs, and it has potential for much more, except for some economic conditions that are holding the city back. There are many families in this city who are having difficult times, but an event like this would be a rallying point for the city. The people of the town are amazing- willing to volunteer and give the shirt of their back, but in this case, the devastation is more than can be borne by sweat and tears alone. You would be instrumental in helping revive a great American City while simultaneously helping a very deserving and desperate family. Thank you for your consideration.

  84. Hello my name is ashley i would like to nominate my Granny Amy and her sons house. She is an elder at the age of 68 living with her sons to look after her in her own home that she is been living in for over 20 years and have not been renovated ever since she moved in it. It is really bad all the rooms in this house is starting to grow mold on the corner of the walls and it is getting her and every one in that house is getting sick from the mold. I use to live with my granny but i had to move out cause i was tired of being sick and couldn’t do anything about it. Also her bathroom floor is almost rotting right through and they only have that one bathroom. Her sink in the bathroom doesn’t work it leeks right through the basment. There is 5 people living in the house and only 3 bedrooms and a basement where my dad and uncle live so please help me and my family out. Will be greatly appreciated. Every time i watch this show i cry and wish it was my granny’s house being fixed up.

  85. Please help my grandmother! She owns a small house were she takes care of my mother who is paralyzed. My mom had a stroke about 8 years ago so my grandmother decided to bring her home
    Her name is Laura. She cannot walk, she cannot use the bathroom on her own. She needs to be fed. She moves around in a wheelchair which is electric n she drives with the 1 arm that she can use. My grandmother’s name is Delores. She has had about 3 knee surgeries which she still is recovering from. She cannot get upstairs to her bedroom. She struggles to get in the tub. She walks with a cane but the house isn’t big enough for her to move around wit a walker. We recently found out that my grandfather has leukemia so it is definitely a very stressful time for them. My grandmother has made changes to her home to accommodate both their needs but everything is still stressful because my mom’s wheelchair lift keeps breaking, or her bed stops working. It just simply isn’t enough. They have no room to move around and be as independent as possible. As a family, we all try to pitch in and help but we just simply do not have enough money to help. Please help my grandparents and mother live more comfortable!

  86. My mother has COPD and uses an inhaler and an updraft when she can get one, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and severe arthritis. My son has mild CP, wears a brace and a Bennick glove, had prenatal stroke, and suffers from seizures, and has therapy several times a week. They both are on medications for their conditions. We are 3 people living in basically a makeshift 2 bedroom very small house, 1 bathroom and that is not very functional. My son actually has one of the smallest bedrooms, and he desperately needs a bedroom of his own. The house is not even wheelchair accessible which we will need eventually. We don’t have the money to put into the house, paying my student loans of 65,000 and my other bills does not leave much to work with, I can’t get things replaced or fixed very well we don’t even have closets or doors to our bedrooms, we have one door and it is to the bathroom. We have no insulation what so ever in the house, my brother put some foam board and sheetrock up in some rooms for insulation it doesn’t work as good as we hoped. The house is not far from crumbling down around us, with the piers holding up the house starting to crumble. The floors are uneven and when you are walking from room to room you can actually feel yourself either going uphill or downhill. And the wiring, well don’t get me started there that is something else and really needs updating in the worse way. We give so much to others whenever they need it whether we have it to give or not we have big hearts and love to help others and never ask for anything in return, we help feed the kids in the summer that don’t have anything to eat and we started this year to help foster kids with toys. If you could help to give us a home big enough for all of us we would appreciate it so much. My mother has never even had a bedroom big enough for a chair and a quilt rack which she would love to have in her room along with a walk in closet to hold her clothes, and her own bathroom big enough to move around in what some people take for granted she has never had in the first place. She thinks she does not deserve to have such nice things that other people deserve it more than her. There is so much more that I didn’t list that is wrong with the house, if there is an angel out there we really need one to help us I know we have one they just haven’t found us are you going to be our angel. Please help ABC and Ty you are our only hope.

    • My mother has COPD and uses an inhaler and an updraft when she can get one, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and severe arthritis. My son has mild CP, wears a brace and a Bennick glove, had prenatal stroke, and suffers from seizures, and has therapy several times a week. They both are on medications for their conditions. We are 3 people living in basically a makeshift 2 bedroom very small house, 1 bathroom and that is not very functional. My son actually has one of the smallest bedrooms, and he desperately needs a bedroom of his own. The house is not even wheelchair accessible which we will need eventually. We don’t have the money to put into the house, paying my student loans of 65,000 and my other bills does not leave much to work with, I can’t get things replaced or fixed very well we don’t even have closets or doors to our bedrooms, we have one door and it is to the bathroom. We have no insulation what so ever in the house, my brother put some foam board and sheetrock up in some rooms for insulation it doesn’t work as good as we hoped. The house is not far from crumbling down around us, with the piers holding up the house starting to crumble. The floors are uneven and when you are walking from room to room you can actually feel yourself either going uphill or downhill. And the wiring, well don’t get me started there that is something else and really needs updating in the worse way. We give so much to others whenever they need it whether we have it to give or not we have big hearts and love to help others and never ask for anything in return, we help feed the kids in the summer that don’t have anything to eat and we started this year to help foster kids with toys. If you could help to give us a home big enough for all of us we would appreciate it so much. My mother has never even had a bedroom big enough for a chair and a quilt rack which she would love to have in her room along with a walk in closet to hold her clothes, and her own bathroom big enough to move around in what some people take for granted she has never had in the first place. She thinks she does not deserve to have such nice things that other people deserve it more than her. Please help ABC and Ty you are our only hope. My email address is ljordan718@hotmail.com

  87. Hello, I was writing about my home. I live in a three bedroom single wide mobile home. It was built in 1983. I have no central heat or air, carpet or insulation. A few broken windows. I have a fiance and six kids which two are grown and have their own place. I’ve tried before to add a room on my home to have more space for my kids and it didn’t come out as planned. I now use it for like a storage room. The floors had started to sink in when it rained it also rained in the add on and inside the home in certain spots. I have mold on my walls and floors it is really cold in the winter and really hot in the summer. The wiring is bad also. I’ve been living here for nine years and don’t have the money to move or fix my home up. My kids ages are 15,12,9 and 1 . my kids don’t have a sturdy bed they have a frame that lays on center blocks and use cardboard boxes for some of their shoes and clothes. My baby sleeps with me in my bed she doesn’t even own a crib.it’s been really hard on us all I hear my kids talk about is moving into a nice home. It really stresses me out because I can’t give them what they want.I love your show and my daughter will cry on every show , not a sad cry but a happy cry. She says mom I wish that was us and tell me to put a application in. So hear I am trying to make their wish come true. With your help I can ….please respond and help us. Thanks

  88. Me and my two sons have an amazing story . March of 2014 a horrific fire took our home of 15 years. I had just started the divorce of a 17 year marriage , he moved out febuary just 4 days before the fire, i found a wonderful roomate short notice a nice local gentleman with one son in the middle of a divorce himself. I went to work first job i held in 17 years night shift got a c all 530 am , the house was going up, my children ,animals and new roomate inside. The kids panicked called everyone but 911..couldnt reach me , my roomate was a a god send he call ed 911 got everyone out including neighbors sons spending the night and the dogs . But we lost everything . We moved in pjs donations helped get food on the table first few weeks.weve bounced around apt..my ex husband had finacial issues so im struggling to keep our burnt home insurance has helped but under insured.so after the lawyers got done with us ill barley get a clean up done. Im in low income housing apt now. . And don’t know what else to do .i don’t make alot of money i didn’t go to school while married so im doing that now but years left. I did find a full time job after 2 years looking. Id love to help again like i once did we took in family’s in need for 10 years of our marriage each year til they got on their feet. I want to foster .i got my certificate but never the room with family’s there with us..i have great boys now a great bf, he stuck with me through this whole ordeal moving , struggles ups and downs, when all we both wanted was a fresh start in a home . We have a heart warming story and in need of a fresh start. In the end we just help each other. The story didn’t end there we make more each day.

  89. hello,my name is simona I 41 years and are married to massimiliano 45 years, and we have 3 children of 18, 16 and 10 years. we are Italians. the Ours is a long history, I try to be fast. we love the states united by forever. we were managed to be programmed our transfer here perfectly, we had to sell our local in Italy to have the money to open a restaurant here. but, when we were ready to sell our license the owner of the walls decides that does not want more rent to none the local.therefore, we in one day we lost all our sacrifices than 20 years. we still decided to go with a lot of courage and a lot of faith in God, we love this country and want to live here! we have no money and no job. but we’re finding so many families who love us and we want to help. Now there is hosting a wonderful family in the house of the son that you will marry. this house is to be finished to restructure them and now they can not finish it, because they are helping us too. we would like to ask you if you can finish their home? we can not returning him the ‘help we are giving. please help us.

  90. First of all thanks for what you do. I love your show. We need your help really bad. I have a wonderful husband of 30 years, who is a hard worker a great father of 2 boys and awesome husband that have had no breaks always bad luck. He deserve so much We have had hard times. First of all our home burned down so with 2 small children we lived in small
    RV. As soon as my husband got a better paying job we had our house built we was finally happy my husband and children passion is hunting and fishing so we decided to buy a 10 acre land in the wildlife management area in the city of Arkansas, so they could hunt on it. We thought we was doing really good then my husband had a motorcycle wreck that messed up his knees and shoulder. He have had 2 shoulder surgery and he is not able to work as much as he used to He has high blood pressure and he is suffering from diabetes. All the sudden he lost his good job so we had to sell our primary home so we move to our land in the country. We started building on it out of our own pocket so when we ran out we went to the bank to get a loan to finish our home they said then cannot because we should have went to the bank before we started on it. So now we are stuck my husband trying to do this by himself and no money we are trying to live in the garage while he’s finishing up. I’m going crazy I worry about my good hearted and wonderful husband because He is overwhelmed with work no money then trying to finish our house and I’m on him to get it done. I’m trying my hardest on not complaining with his health problems I’m affraid him having a heart attack, also U have degenerate disk disease so I’m not able ti work very many hours. Please help us out on finishing our house. Our Address is 19920 lake winona road Paron Arkansas 72122

  91. First of all thanks for what you do. I love your show. We need your help really bad. I have a wonderful husband of 30 years, who is a hard worker a great father of 2 boys and awesome husband that have had no breaks always bad luck. He deserve so much We have had hard times. First of all our home burned down so with 2 small children we lived in small
    RV. As soon as my husband got a better paying job we had our house built we was finally happy my husband and children passion is hunting and fishing so we decided to buy a 10 acre land in the wildlife management area in the city of Arkansas, so they could hunt on it. We thought we was doing really good then my husband had a motorcycle wreck that messed up his knees and shoulder. He have had 2 shoulder surgery and he is not able to work as much as he used to He has high blood pressure and he is suffering from diabetes. All the sudden he lost his good job so we had to sell our primary home so we move to our land in the country. We started building on it out of our own pocket so when we ran out we went to the bank to get a loan to finish our home they said then cannot because we should have went to the bank before we started on it. So now we are stuck my husband trying to do this by himself and no money we are trying to live in the garage while he’s finishing up. I’m going crazy I worry about my good hearted and wonderful husband because He is overwhelmed with work no money then trying to finish our house and I’m on him to get it done. I’m trying my hardest on not complaining with his health problems I’m affraid him having a heart attack. Please help us out on finishing our house. Our Address is 19920 lake winona road Paron Arkansas 72122

  92. We are a family from Warren, Mi. We would love to repair and make room for all our children. We are thankful for all our health and the strength it took to make it through. In 2008 our life changed financially. Our American dream crashed. We did all we could to keep our home. As we are starting to see light again, we are survivors! The number of children in our home has changed many times. My husband and I have three boys. Our oldest son is away in the Navy. We have a Senior in high school, who wants to be a fireman. Our youngest son is in middle school. We try to keep him busy with sports. We are currently a licensed foster home and are in the process of adopting a beautiful 9 year old girl. Her 20 year old sister also calls our house home, when able to leave school and work. We are extremely proud of all our children. We have also had a few other kids stay with us, when they needed a place. Unfortunately some of these kids neglected by family. Left to a neighborhood that has become forgotten. I love this show and what it does. No matter what you don’t have, someone has less. Pay it foward, look out for the kids!

  93. Hello, my name is Darius Dozier and I live in Washington DC, however, even though my chances of someone replying to me back I’m pretty sure are slim to none. However, I love my mom so much I figured why not give it a shot. Growing up my mother was my hero, not Michael Jordan, or any other famous or celebrated icon. I’ve watched my mom do for others all my life, which sometimes caused her pain, sorrow, and tears, but I always promised myself that I would take care of her when I could. Nevertheless that’s still my dream but if there’s was one thing in this world that would melt her heart it would be for her house get a makeover. My mother and I moved into my grandparents house along time ago and as each one of her parents pasted away she was stuck with the bills and doing things on her own. Sometimes, we cried, we argued, we smiled, but one thing I never did was complain, because I knew my mom was giving everything she had. My mom has worked for the post office for over 30 years and has probably missed a total of 6 days through her tenure at the post office, that just goes to show you what type of person she is. However, she is retiring in April and I would love for her to have this opportunity not only because she deserves, but I believe god will bless her

    Every time, my moms seems to complete a project or hire someone to do a project for the house either its done wrong or something else goes wrong. For the past 3 years we’ve spent some of the coldest winters in our house just because we don’t have any heat. However we do have personal plug in heaters in ours rooms, but as far as the whole house its ice cold. Sometimes she feels embarrassed when my friends come over, but I tell her things will be better hoping one day they will. If you ever are in Washington DC and you would like to meet one of the best people with the most perfect smile please just give me a call 202 679-6849 I hope you can stop by and just see what type of problems this house has and hopefully this can be a dream come true, but even if we don’t get a shot all I ask is that you continue to pray for us.

    May God Bless

  94. I work in a group home for adults with disabilities, the only one I know of in the area, with 5 amazing guys. This home is a1960 ranch style home that has no up dates that I can see. Myself and other staff I know would love to see this home be functional for them, everything is used or out dated and as wonderful as these guys are they truly deserve the best.

    I dont know if its how ugly this house looks on the outside or if its just because the neighbors dont like the idea of a group home here,, but we have had neighbors complain its here.
    i think this make over could brighten up theneighborhood dbring positive awareness to the people in the neighborhood, that these guys are amazing people with disabilities who live and work, just like them.
    PLEASE give us the opportunity to shine and bring our community together.
    Thank you for your show and all that you do to change lives.
    Kind Regards

  95. Hi! I watch this show every time it comes on. Im 15 years old and have seen the struggle my parents go through day in and day out. I would like to have this opportunity for my family and I. My mother(33) My step dad (31) and my two brothers(3)(4). We when homeless for 18 months living with my grandparents. My parents have never owned a house, we’ve always rented from people. I honestly want to see my parent happy with letting people come to our house. My parent always does things in the community and for our church. They are amazing role models. I would like to bless them with this, I know this would mean the world to them. Please Help! Extreme Home makeover. Please!

  96. Hello,

    I am writing this letter on behalf of my Aunt Catherin Hill . She is my oldest living relative and by far my most selfless family member. She has spent many years taking care of my grandfather who died from prostate cancer and later took care of my grandmother who suffered dementia and heart failure. My aunt has sacrificed her job, devoted her home, and gave her time to help others. Currently she is helping nurse her son who is awaiting a kidney transplant and has dialysis 3 times a week. My aunt now needs help. She does not have much money but what money she has she uses to help others. In my last visit to her I noticed her home was in terrible shape. She needs foundational work and to her front porch and she has an upstairs bathroom which needs new plumbing. She has garages at the back of her home that she would rent out to her neighbors for income but now they are all damaged and the tracks are eroded. I just want my aunt to be happy. She rarely has anyone do anything for her and her home is her pride and joy and I can see it is affecting her happiness. Please understand the sincerity in my words. This would be a he blessing to my Aunt and our family. I hope you can help

  97. Hi, my name is Tenesha Albea, I am writing you on behalf of my grandparents because they desperately need help. As you know everyone goes through things and has their own problems but my grandparents have been going through and dealing with so much from the living conditions to financial and medical issues. My grandfather has worked since he was 15 years old. His mother and father raised 16 kids on a small farm in Dearing, GA. My grandfather didn’t get to further his education and had to drop out of school to help out on the farm and work to help provide for his family. For many years he worked under the table doing construction/dump truck work. Due to him working under the table for so long when he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer he was unable to receive full social security and other benefits. Last month he had a stroke which left his left side immobile, a feeding tube had to place in his stomach, and catheter to help him urinate. He is not able to stand nor walk and mentally is not the same before the stroke. My grandmother is his caretaker, a retired Licensed Nurse with a numerous of medical issues herself, with being so sickly it amazes me the strength she finds to keep pushing and taking care of my grandfather the way she does. The home they are currently living in has been their home since 1988, it needs many repairs which they can’t afford at the time due to their circumstances. They need a new roof, the floors have weak spots, there is no central air/heating, molding and the list goes on. My grandmother has so much on her right now she is stressed out and needs a blessing/miracle. Immediate members of our family try our best to help out but with our hectic work schedules, kids, and etc. it is very hard to help out as much as we can. My grandparents deserve a nice, comfortable, and better living environment. Over the years before they went down I have watched them help and look out for so many people without wanting or looking for anything in return. Honestly, I wouldn’t be who and where I am today without them. If I could I would buy them a new home, nothing extravagant but something that could make things easier on them and more livable. I worry about them so much and do all I can do. As I write this I get emotionally, seems like bad things always happen to good people. These two are have shown me the true meaning of love, strength, loyalty, and patience. And to also no matter what situation you are in to stay prayed up and do the best with what you have. But now I feel like it’s their time to have something done for them and after all they have been through I would love for them to have a home that can make their lives easier and a piece of mind. I willing and don’t mind submitting any pictures or videos. I pray you chose them. Please help us.

  98. Theres so much to say but I’ll try to keep it short, my husband and I got married when I was 17 in June,2012 and I was pregnant but 5 months into the pregnancy I had a placental abruption and spontaneous preterm birth to a baby weighing less than a pound and a doctor that had NP feelings and ignored all the times I told her about my pain and cramping..the baby couldn’t be saved..this happened 2 days after we got married..we now are buying a house that was a foreclosure that has alot of work needing done that we just can’t afford or get help with..after a few years we decided to try for another baby which I am currently pregnant with but haven’t been able to see a doctor because of no insurance but I applied for it..our house was originally a grocery store that was built in 1901..its 1750 sqf but we don’t have a heat and air unit hooked up..only a wall unit made for a small apartment that only heats a little portion of our house even on high heat its still cold..and there are broken beams under our house floors move and no stove hook up..the baby wouldnt be able to crawl on these floors or even have its own room and I’m already high risk pregnant from what happened before..the ceilings have asbestos in them and no insulation..just so many things wrong..we don’t even have a reliable vehicle or one with enough seats to bring the baby home in when its born..this isn’t for me or my husband, I need this for my baby..please help me..email or call mccartney2736@yahoo.com (479) 214-4290.. Thank you. Me: Savanna McCartney 20, Caucasian and 3 months pregnant..my husband is Brandon McCartney 21, Caucasian..

  99. I am a mother of a 32 yr old “child” diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (Pervasive Development Disorder) He attends a day program while I work, my husband is also disabled. I pretty much am sole support. Coupled with the Autism, last year he had an 8 centimeter aneurysm on his main aortic valve and had to have it replaced with a mechanical one. He had to have all his teeth pulled out prior tohis surgery. We had to get upper and lower dentures for him because we cannot afford dental implants. This is what I am asking for. An extreme makeover to give him back som dignity. We live in an older home, trying to remodel by piece mail due to the costs. We were taken over by contractors and because of this have an unfinished kitchen. Let me tell you doing dishes in the tub is not fun. Enough about that, what I really want is for my son to have the makeover of his dreams. He has been through so much since he was a small child.

    Sincerely and Respectfully
    Kim
    Blessed Mother of a child with Autism

  100. Hello. My name is Shannon Foote from Firdale, Manitoba. I am 21 years old. I live with my boyfriend, Tyler Wells and my 18 month old daughter, Clara. I am a stay at home mom and Tyler works full time for Canadian National Railway. In september 2012, I started going to Assiniboine Community College studying Agribuisness when i found out that i was expecting Clara. I finished my first year of my diploma and have not been able to go back since then to finish my schooling.I met Tyler shortly after i found out that i was going to have a baby. He told me that it doesnt matter who her father is, but i want to be there for both of you. I was living at my parents house near Killarney, Manitoba, Canada with my two younger brothers and sister. Once i finished my year at college i started to work at an ice cream shop to be able to take maternity leave. i was working 10 hours a day, seven days a week. About a week before Clara (July 2013) was born, I moved in with Tyler. We live in a small house that is not right for a growing family. We live in a rural area about a mile away from the CN Railroad main train tracks. Since June 2013- December 2013, He has been away on the roads working for CN Railroad. He has done so much for my daughter and i that i would not be able to pay it forward without your help. We live right on the corner of two busy roads. We have very storage room and room for Clara to grow. We have one bedroom which is for Tyler and I. Clara currently is sleeping in what is supposed to be our laundry room. We have no bathtub in our house which makes it tough to bath Clara. Our bathroom needs to be redone as we have no tub, a floor that is coming up, and a shower that is not finished. We had to build a room for my little girl to have a place to sleep. We have to go downstairs to the unfinished basement to do our laundry. The basement is not usable. we have to constantly check our deep freezer for fear of it going down. We have a stove that only partially works. We need to replace our furnice but are unable to afford to. Tyler has a blood condition that if he gets cut it takes him twice as long as a normal person for his blood to clot. If something happens to him, I wont be able to afford living where we are. We will be forced to live with family. This winter we have had some extremely cold days where we cant go outside and there isnt a lot of room for clara to play in. We do not have a place where tyler and i can escape to when we need to relax and let the stress of the day leave. When Tyler is away at work or working night shifts i do not feel safe. I lie awake at night with the gun sitting by the bed ready to protect my daughter. When Tyler first bought the house it was suppose to have a brand new septic field but it does not. This means that every second day we have to pump out the sewer. If we do not do this, it will back up in our basement where we have most of our precious sentimental items stored. I am asking you as a mother to an amazing little girl and a girlfriend to an amazing boyfriend who has kept going through everything that has happened in my life to please help my family out. Without your help we will not be able to afford for me to go back to college and fix up our house. Please help me be able to give back to these wonderfull people in my life.

  101. Hi I am nominating My friend he has cerebral palsy And his wife has had a stroke n is a cancer survivor there living situation is awful they hired a contractor to fix the house and he tore it apart took their money and never came back the house is in Shambles they have two teenage boys one is disabled the other has his girlfriend living there and she is pregnant I can’t even describe how bad the house is because of the house his wife is leaving him to stay with her parents tell he gets the job done but he can’t because of his medical problems are arms twisted and he has a hard time walk but he has the biggest heart and is an amazing person always has a smile on his face this family is so deserving on this you have the power to change their life’s please I bag you to help them you guys are amazing for what you do I am truly touched by your caring loving heart thank you so much

  102. I have a daughter 36 that is the star in my life along with my son steven, but Senia has medical issues and her home totally to small, she needs to be in cruthes now but it is impossible in her small home, at 32 she had a disk go out in her back that cut nerves, she walks flex position, and today I looked at her heel and it will need physical therapy again because of a decuticus again, She was a Rn before this working ER and at a Prison, she was a single parent for 9 years raising the most awsome kid around Gaige, he is in th 11th grade president of his class, honor student, she married a man named Adrian who has 4 daughters on one lives with them but in the summer the others stay and camp out in living room no complaints glad to see dad, anyway her bathroom is so small that one of these if she needs w/c no way, they have never had kitchen table because no space, but her husband is an awesome cook, her bedroom is full its small, I as a mom just want her to have the space to heal, because her back will on day cripple her bad with issues going on this a daughter who has always been there for me espically when her brother was killed in Iraq @ 35, in fact I think if I talked to the NCMB18 construction unit of Seabees some might would volunteer to help, anyway Senia needs help with medical expenses and supplies remodeling is on back burner, she never complains, and does what she can, I don’t know how else to explain except my baby even at 36 needs help she needs room to heal.

  103. I am writing to you for my mother and my step father along with my little brothers. I am grown and moved out with children of my own to leave my parents who’s hearts are so big but they are in desperate need of help. They once had a nice house and things but after my dad got laid off from his job, things went way down hill. Along with their nice things, they had the room and the money to take care of all the people that they help out. Daily! They now live in the small town of Irvington, KY., where they’re little one bedroom trailer is falling apart and is very dirty and is not a place to help the people that they help. Several moms walk over to my moms house and just drop their baby off and my mom, the angel that she is always takes them in. The moms don’t leave her diapers or food or extra clothes so my mom and dad take care of all that themselves. And no matter how much or wagon takes advantage of them, they always have their door open. My little brother needs a nice environment to grow up in and my parents deserve so much that is why they deserve a home makeover! They need more space for the kids that come through or the adults that just decide they’re going to crash at their house. With my dad getting the run around with jobs, it seems as if they may never get back on their feet.

  104. Our house is a mess! From the overgrown backyard to the missing ceiling in our garage. We owe more on our house than it’s worth and we will never have enough money to fix all of the things that are wrong with our house. My husband is a veteran of Desert Storm and has degenerative disc disease. By the time he comes home from work he is too tired to fix anything around the house. I was a school teacher for 12 years and recently retired to stay home with our granddaughter. We used all of our savings to adopt her and we continue to struggle as i stay home with her. I feel she needs and deserves our attention and care. She is 2 years old and is the light of our life. I know many people may deserve this makeover, but I feel we do too. We work hard and try to do the right thing, but that comes at a cost. Our driveway has cracks in it and our trees are overgrown. We would love to have help from the professionals. Thanks!

  105. Hi, My name is Ashley Barnes I am a stay at home mother of 5 and daughter of Lisa Brown and here is her story.
    My step father passed away in Oct 2014 due to a fatal car accident. In addition to the mental anguish his passing has caused her she now has a home that she will not have his help nor the resources to try to fix up. My mother is disabled and on a very fixed income. Recently the electrical and heating problems caused the transformer to blow and when the electric company came to repair it they deemed the front trailer on my mothers property (which my uncle lived in and is now looking for a new place to stay but is staying with her in the meantime) unsafe, and hers is too but not as bad as the other so that is the one they have to stay in. The roof leaks and there is black mold growing in one of the rooms so she just simply doesn’t use it nor even open the door. The addition wasn’t added correctly so there is leaking due to that also. The back rooms floor is caving in with only carpet to cover the whole to the crawl space. My mother wants us to come live with her once again now that she is without my beloved step father but I cannot bring my children out there due to the condition of the home. She needs us so badly, and honestly it kills me to not be able to care for her, the living conditions keep us from being able to really visit much at all either. My mother raised me and my 2 sisters on her own after our biological father passed away in 1994 and has struggled to make full payments on our bills pretty much all our lives. My mother would do anything she can for anyone even if it meant more of a struggle for her. Please I’m asking you from the bottom of my heart please help us help her. We will put in work and do anything we can to help. Please Lord help my mother.

  106. I believe that miracles happen…. My dad has a year to live….. he still gets up every morning at 4am to go to work as a Publix truck driver and comes home around 5 in the afternoon. He has cancer and is missing an ear and half his face. All he does is worry about his family on a daily basis. Doctors said that he was supposed to have died like 5 years ago on my birthday but he didn’t. He’s was too stubborn to die. I come from a family with 5 kids and my father has always killed himself providing for us. He has gone through 3 rounds of radiation and they can not do a fourth. The cancer is in his skull and his jaw. My dad has done nothing but give to his family and care for others. Now I feel that it is time for someone to help him and help us. Our home is falling apart despite my dad trying to fix it. I have black mold growing in my bedroom and have not been able to sleep in my bedroom for 2 years so for part of the year we use it for storage. I ripped out the carpet and wood and have to constantly bleach the mold away every time it grows back. The dining room floor is a mess of boards and is unsanitary. The kitchen is falling apart and there is so much water damage, ants, broken lights, the walls are horrible and the stove is bad. My sister’s room was flooded and she had to tear out her carpet. There are pieces of wood, duct tape and towels everywhere to try and cover up or maintain certain areas of the ouse. There is a hole in the wall in the laundry room and my brother’s room roof leaks every time it rains…. I don’t expect much from posting this…. I’m just out asking for help so that my father can relax and enjoy what little time he has left… I don’t know that there is anything I can honestly do to help him or my family.

  107. Hello, Im Leandra Mims (19) My sister is Diamond Krauss she is married with a beautiful daughter. My other sister Tesha Poole is seprated. has four beautiful babys Our family is really going through hard times right now. Actually we have been going through this for awhile. We have always been very close in everything that we have done. stuck together through it all. Here laity its gotten harder and harder to enjoy spending time together with the whole family under moms roof. We know God is able and we are just making the best of what we have. My mothers house really needs fixing for the sake of these baby’s. This list below is accurate and this is who is under my moms roof all the time.

    My Mom: Belinda (42)
    My oldest nephew: Hunter (9)
    His younger brother: Tyler (7)
    Their sister: Mackenzie (5)
    Their baby brother: Braylon (3)

    These children live their lives daily with a smile on their faces but behind the smiles the house they live in shows a different life. One they should never have to live. The walls and floors under the window panels are ruined, rotting and some molding. There is only one bath tub in the house, no shower. Every foset either drips or leaks. The hot water heater had a leak im not sure if it got fixed or not. Their light sockets, and electrical sockets all need replacing, they have wood over them right now. The roof leaks and im sure has damage beyond the eyes notice. The central heat sometimes doesn’t even work and she has to heat the house with space heaters. The house is only 3 bedroom but we placed a piece of panel to make a room for the baby boy. The two older boys share a room. The girl sleeps on a big lazy chair for the time being, in the living room. Their beds are covered with trashbags to keep bed bugs away. Also there are cock roaches living all in the house. She has tried and tried to get rid of them but nothing is working. The spare bathroom needs the floor replacing and doesn’t have a tub or shower. Please contact me as soon as possible. Once again I know God is able and through him all things are possible. He says to speak those things as not as though they are. Lord I claim this blessing in advance and ask that you continue to bless my family as you always have. Also I ask you bless the other need on this site. You and only you knows the real needs deeps in the hearts of the individuals crying out for help. Thank you again Amen.

  108. My fiancé’s family, who I have claimed as my own family as well, lives in an old raggedy house. All of them have health problems. My fiances grandmother is getting very old and can’t walk anymore without holding onto something. The steps she walks down to the basement are falling apart. She also has really bad arthritis in her hands and can’t hold things very well, she fears even holding her great grandchildren because she’s afraid she will drop them. Recently she lost her son to cancer. One of her children who lives with her has been a victim of severe nerve damage caused by an epidural shot and now he can’t walk. Because of this he has gained too much weight to even remotely be considered healthy. He has also had more personal problems that I won’t mention for his privacy. My fiances aunt and her husband who also lives there have severe breathing problems an need to be on oxygen at night. They’re also overweight. Because of this my fiances aunt has recently found out she needs to have a gastric bypass surgery or she either never be able to walk again or she will die. Grandmas other son who lives upstairs in the house has a hard time walking too, and recently while walking up the steps the railing busted off the wall and he got hurt. My fiancé and I replaced the railing but we don’t think it is enough. His room shouldn’t be upstairs, he has a hard time walking as it is. Out of the 7 people who live there only 2 can walk okay. These two are my fiances mom who is married to grandmas son with nerve damage and my fiances brother. Both of them work all of the time and aren’t home enough to completely take care of the people who live there. Last fall Nan’s roof was leaking like crazy and there is still water damage on the inside of the house. Nan(my fiances grandma) would really like the house and yard to look better so she can enjoy the last few years of her life. She says there is not much left for her to be proud of about her home. Everyday Nan dreads the fact that her children all may die before her(one of her children who doesn’t live with her, is my fiances dad, he is very ill as well and recently was diagnosed with diabetes.) she just wants something to make her happy. They don’t have enough money to hire anyone to help them or to move or to fix the house. Nan’s ability to walk is so bad that she can’t even go visit her sons grave. She’s a strong woman who used to babysit the neighborhood kids for little to no cost at all, she doesn’t like it when people do her chores for her like cleaning the dishes or mopping the floor, she likes feeling independent, but she is so ashamed of her house anymore, she really wishes a miracle would happen. I hope you get this and seriously consider my fiances family. It would mean the world to Nan

  109. I am daughter of Lisa Keena but she doesn’t own the hours right but she is rent to own it and it’s so old that everything is just falling apart.my niece and nephew had to move out because of the bad pipes so they moved out.we did a little bite but we still still need we will like for u to come and see of u can help us out we just need help .the other house burned down and we only have this to move here .

  110. Hi I would like to nominate myself and my 2 children for extreme makeover. My Husband passed away at age 44 years old, 2 years ago on Jan 26. Devastated and lost, I am a hardworking woman and am trying to maintain the house, and put my son through college, he is in his 3rd year. This is my family home for 51 years and is in definite need for a makeover. Everyday is a different repair and I am afraid it will uninhabitable soon. While my husband was alive we maintained very well and had the most beautiful house on the block, obviously this has changed. I also need to get a car that doesn’t break every other day, my husband maintained that too! If I can get a makeover I can get a car, continue to make a good living and continue my sons college education with less stress and feel a little whole again.
    Thank you for your consideration

  111. Our family had a tragic loss this past year that forever changed our lives. My father was killed by electrocution while at work in August 2014. My father, who was the supervisor of the electric department in our town, had a live wire fall on him while he was trying to remove it off a roof of a trailer where a small child was. He was 4 months away from retirement. Our family was completely devastated and left grief stricken. I was 7 months pregnant at the time and he also had three other grandchildren who were the center of his world. My father was an amazing man. He was the deacon of our church and volunteered numerous hours every week at nursing homes and was a member of CASA for children. My mother was most affected by his loss. They had been happily married 36 years and he was her rock. She has been a severely depressed and can’t stand living in what was suppose to be their forever home. There are just too many memories. She has been sleeping on my sisters couch since the accident. She does not want to live alone. My husband and I have an in law suite attached to our home but needs to be complete renovated and gutted to make it liveable. We want to be able to take her in or build her a small house on our property but cannot afford it. While out on maternity leave, the office I worked at closed and relocated leaving me without a job. So we have only my husband’s salary to support myself, 18 month old son and our baby girl. Please help us give my mother a place to live and an attempt to start her life over. She deserves so much. She is a breast cancer survivor of 20 years now. She has had so much tragedy in her life. She lost my uncle and both her parents all within a five year time span. She also moved my aunt into their house in 2004 when she was diagnosed with ALS and was her caregiver until she passed away in 2005.

    • My husband hurt his back 12 years ago he got surgery 2 years ago on his back he has been a stay at home dad we have been in are house for 14 years and we love it but my husband can’t keep up with the things that need to be done in are home because of his back.On October 22 2014 at 3:00pm the doctor had us come to his office and told us are 12 year daughter has AML cancer we were in shock we will have a long road ahead of us are daughter has to do school from home the place we live is wounderfull but are home is in need of some work if you pick us we will be so thankful.

      • On October,22 ,2014 my family’s life changed for ever are 12 year old daughter was told she has AML Canser she has been at UC Davis children’s hospital were she has been doing chemo we are home right now but we are in a panik are house is not safe for her my daughter’s name is Angela Michaud .

  112. my sistet had back surgery with titianum in her back shoulder and need need surgery before this accident she looked after my mother who had heart surgery 5 by pass who subsequently pasded away in 2008 same year my dad had 2 back surgery tumor ravished his spine 16 inches he survived the world trade center walked out the 1st tower 10mins before the 2 tower fell he passed away in a fire in 2014 she was injured in 2003 april tried to repair her home but was unable in 2004 aug hurricane charlie hit her brother was killed in aug 2004 the only money she got from insurance she did the roof everytime she tried to fix her home something happened she is always helping someone and leaving herself back she helps out my nephew who is orphan since my brothet death she helps quite s few young girls who were homeless or were battered wives an 89 year old woman who has fallen numerous times cooking and shopping for her she really need this makeover because she is physical unable to handle this she had tbi and had come very far she never complains she put herself last always smiling u would never know she had went through all this6

  113. Hello my name is Shyanne and seeking help for my 29 year old cousin and her husband. Autumn and Frank Kish are are amazing and devoted parents. Married 7 years with 3 kids Frankie, Austin and Mason. They also took in my other cousin when his mom kicked him out. If anyone needs help they help. Including animals. Autumn is a stay at home mom whos shown everyone in my family that anything is possible from going to 400 pounds to now 300 and still losing. But while on her weightloss journey something terrible happened. First Autumn became pregnant, she was determined to keep her healthy lifestyle and she did but she miscarried. She was heartbroken. Then not to longer they lost everything in a housefire(no one was hurt) Everything was lost. Everything they built for themselves. Not mention ultrasounds, baby, wedding Pictures gone.. That was a few weeks before christmas. Our community pulled together and got everything the family needed, including a temporary home. A few weeks after there beloved dog died from complications of old age. Just adding to the grief. My cousin has been so amazingly strong. And shes still leading a healthy lifestyle. Please help my cousin and her family! She deserves it they had so much that they worked hard for and lost it. Please make dreams happen for them

  114. Hello my name is nicole paris. my story is i have a loving father who has recently come into a bad situation. 6 years ago he was reported that he had arthritis in his knees and now to the present day today he was told his arthritis has gotten worse to the point where he will need complete knee replacement surgery and he won’t accept it. My dad has been a very kind and respectful man and 5 years ago he had lost his house to foreclosure after being let go from his full time job at the watertown memorial hospital as matanince tech guy. during the next year he couldn’t get a job anywhere and after we were told the house was on foreclosure my dad moved in with his brother ken paris who have kept him in there home for 5 years now. my dad still owes a lot but has very little money have and needs a better job. the job he wants requires he get a CDL license so he can work driving busses. my dad currently works for a railroad company in madison WI and i disapprove of this job because he barely gets any good sleep and he’s at times up all nights and i feel this will be bad for his health. as for me i live in a residential home with very little options for myself. i have barely anytime to my self and i have to be watched by an older person 24 hrs a day because of my autistic needs. i want to make a better life for my dad and thats is having a home for me and him to live together in and we both persue our dreams and get better jobs so we can support each other, also my oldest brother charles has a family and a house to small for them and he really wants to move back to WI and live with me and my dad. ever science my mother divorced my father on the terms of being a lesbian my family has been split up ever science i was a little girl and to this day i am 23 years old and seek help to have a better life with my dad. so please find it in your hearts to listen to this autistic girl who wants only the best for my dad and me. hear my prayer and come to us in our time of need

  115. After two years of moving from place to place and being homeless my family became separated including me and my husband. I moved into a one bedroom duplex with two of my 6 children. Since moving into this duplex October of 2013 my two of my children have moved back home and my husband and myself are reconciling. It has been very difficult to find a home because the space we need we i have not been able to find in my price rang. My husband is working and i have been self employed at the same salon for 6 years. My husband my children desperately need a new beginning. With the help of God i know we will get it and i pray God will put it in your heart to help us. We don’t want a hand out just a hand up.

  116. Hi i am a mother of five children. My husband & i have been married for almost 21 years. We love our family. We have struggled for a very long time. We are christian people and we pray about everything and we are praying that things will look up & we are having faith that it will. My husband works so hard. He works very long hours, to the point of exhaustion but we can just never get ahead. Its very harc raising five children. We live in a 3 bedroom mobile home. There is alot of water damage and structural damage but we cannot afford to fix it. Our insuranse company wouldnt fix any damage, even though some of it was from a bad storm. We would love to have a bigger place. It would be a dream..but mostly it would be awesome to just have things fixed.

  117. My name is Donnika Slaughter I’m 37yrs. old married to my wonderfully husband William Slaughter for 12 years now. We have four beautiful children. DaVonta Is our son who is 19 and has my first grandson that I adore so much, Kayla is 17 our oldest daughter , Tyree is our youngest son who will soon turn 16 and then there is Cynthia our youngest daughter 13 we live in East Saint Louis, Il. Well our story is that I suffer from sickle cell anemia . My mom was told that I wouldn’t live to see the age of 16 but I have beaten the odds. Through having very bad pain that have me hospitalized for weeks at a time or developing pneumonia having to take strong pain meds all the time. I have had to have a total hip replacement do to my advance vascular necrosis where the there was no tissue left between the pelvic bone and the ball joint of the hip that made the bone start to die. I’ve had three ports because my veins are so bad from scar tissue it helps a lot so I won’t have to go through getting stuck over and over again. My husband and my kids are my world they take care of me in every way they can. I just praise them so much my husband has been there for me even with sleepless nights being at the hospital er with me or just sitting up with me until my pain subsides. We just bought a house to keep me from going up and down so many stairs at our old apartment which I fell down since my hip surgery. My husband and I thought everything would be OK after we fixed certain thing that needed to b fixed but we always run into another problem. It has been frustrating to buy ur first home and find out that there is a lot of things wrong that you have to get fixed and you just don’t have the money to do so or you have to save up for so long just to get it done. The kids were so happy knowing that they would have their own rooms for a change. I don’t know what else I could tell you but I just want my family to be happy in our new house and not ask why do we have to stay with family members and we have our own house and when will it be ready.

  118. My name is Donnika Slaughter I’m 37yrs. old married to my wonderfully husband William Slaughter for 12 years now. We have four beautiful children. DaVonta Is our son who is 19 and has my first grandson that I adore so much, Kayla is 17 our oldest daughter , Tyree is our youngest son who will soon turn 16 and then there is Cynthia our youngest daughter 13. Well our story is that I suffer from sickle cell anemia . My mom was told that I wouldn’t live to see the age of 16 but I have beat the odds. Through having very bad pain that have me hospitalized for weeks at a time or developing pneumonia having to take strong pain meds all the time. I have had to have a total hip replacement do to my advance vascular necrosis where the there was no tissue left between the pelvic bone and the ball joint of the hip that made the bone start to die. I’ve had three ports because my veins are so bad from scar tissue it helps a lot so I won’t have to go through getting stuck over and over again. My husband and my kids are my world they take care of me in every way they can. I just praise them so much my husband has been there for me even with sleepless nights being at the hospital er with me or just sitting up with me until my pain subsides. We just bought a house to keep me from going up and down so many stairs at our old apartment which I fell down since my hip surgery. My husband and I thought everything would be OK after we fixed certain thing that needed to b fixed but we always run into another problem. It has been frustrating to buy ur first home and find out that there is a lot of things wrong that you have to get fixed and you just don’t have the money to do so or you have to save up for so long just to get it done. The kids were so happy knowing that they would have their own rooms for a change. I don’t know what else I could tell you but I just want my family to be happy in our new house and not ask why do we have to stay with family members and we have our own house and when will it be ready.

  119. Hello, my name is Andrew Cain. I’m 19 years old, currently living at home still. I know posting on here is a complete long shot, but I believe God can do anything. To be honest, my family has been through a lot, I live with my four siblings, three brothers (17, 14, 12) and my little sister (9). My mother is a single mom and also a full time pastor of a church in Milgrove, IN. We live ten minutes away in another small town called Eaton, IN. My mother does not accept pay from the church, and I’m like her Co pastor, so neither of us have money coming in, other than the weekly child she receives, which is very little. Do to the small income, we never get to go on vacations. My mom has tried for years but we just never get enough money to go. Not only do we attend to the needs of the people in the church but my mom is also like a neighborhood mom, living where we do, most of our friends don’t have a great home life either. But our door is always open to kids needing somewhere peaceful to go. Our house isn’t very big however, and we already live pretty cramped. We have taken in multiple family members and friends when they have no where else to go. Obviously our family sacrifices what little bit of space we have, but we feel its worth it, if we can help someone get back on their feet. My mom’s always wanted a nice country home with kinda like a small second home type deal next to it soo I could live and have my own space but we would be able to continue the church but have more room for the people in need. My mother deserves a place like that, she has spent her life raising us five kids on her own, and always goes out of her way to help others. I ask that you please consider us. Even if we are not chosen, God bless you for taken the time to read this, and also for the amazing thing you are doing for people. Thanks again for your time.

  120. Happy New Year! Please consider my father for your next Extreme Home Makeover. He is such a deserving man. He raised four girls on his own and worked many jobs to support us. His main job when we were smaller was on the family Rice Farm in Katy, Texas. He was also the Public Works Manager for many years and did many odd jobs to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. As Katy began to grow, rice farming was no longer profitable and soon a Jet Port replaced the family rice farm/crop dusting business founded by his father. My father decided to move to the small town of Hallettsville, Texas and continue to raise my youngest sister where the cost of living was not so high. The three older girls had all married and began their families. We all know he had such a hard time providing for us as children and as young adults, but did not let this show. He has been our rock and source of strength and continues to be this for all of us and our children. When his father “Pap-Pap” passed he became my Gam’s (grandmother) strength. She is bed ridden and in a nursing home but never fails to cook for her every Sunday and the nursing home staff. He is a chef at heart and cooks for all of us children to this day and is the person we (all the girls call on when we need a shoulder to lean on) . This is where my request comes in: He lives in Hallettsville, Texas in a older wood frame home. His floors are caving in, his garage has fallen. His home is basically falling down around him. I know he would love to have all of us over for the holidays or any day but is too embarrassed. He has taken care of everyone else all his life and we would like to return the favor to him. He has 16 grandkids and 4 great grand kids. Get togethers are usually at my house which is 1500 square feet, its getting small as we have 7 kids alone (3 of which are adopted). My dad is has the motto of my grandfather whereas “everyone is always welcome” the problem is, he has no where to welcome them too. He has survived two quadruple bypasses, one aneurysm repair. I feel like it is his turn to relax and not worry anymore. He is 68 years young and deserves a Extreme Home Makeover. Thank you for your time :) Kristen Cardiff-Daves (daughter) There is soooo much more I could post but it doesn’t look like there is room.

  121. We are a family that has struggled all our life, we have been through the worse and still trying to get to an even place, we constantly are going up and down nad just need someone with a big heart to help us we have tried everything and we just cant get any help and dont have the money to get things done, we dont want ot lose our house we have already done that I lost mine when I moved in to take care of my mother nad my mother gave up hers to move in and help her mother and battled cancer while she took care of her. Now we are asking for help to fix our house and we need more bedrooms so we cna all fit in the house. My mother has COPD and uses an inhaler and an updraft when she can get one, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and severe arthritis. My son has mild CP, wears a brace and a Bennick glove, had prenatal stroke, and suffers from seizures, and has therapy several times a week. They both are on medications for their conditions. We are 3 people living in basically a 2 bedroom very small house, 1 bathroom and that is not very functional. My son actually has one of the smallest bedrooms, and he desperately needs a bedroom of his own. The house is not even wheelchair accessible which we will need eventually. We don’t have the money to put into the house, paying my student loans of 65,000 and my other bills does not leave much to work with, I can’t get things replaced or fixed very well we don’t even have closets or doors to our bedrooms, we have one door and it is to the bathroom. We have no insulation what so ever in the house, my brother put some foam board and sheetrock up in some rooms for insulation it doesn’t work as good as we hoped. The wiring in the house is very old and desperately needs to be redone, all windows are single payne, the house was built 100 yrs ago. The house is not far from crumbling down around us, with the piers holding up the house starting to crumble. The floors are uneven and when you are walking from room to room you can actually feel yourself either going uphill or downhill. We give so much to others whenever they need it whether we have it to give or not we have big hearts and love to help others and never ask for anything in return, we help feed the kids in the summer that don’t have anything to eat and we collect toys for the foster kids. If you could help to give us a home big enough for all of us we would appreciate it so much. My mother has never even had a bedroom big enough for a chair and a quilt rack which she would love to have in her room along with a walk in closet to hold her clothes, and her own bathroom big enough to move around in what some people take for granted she has never had in the first place. She thinks she does not deserve to have such nice things that other people deserve it more than her. Please help ABC and Ty you are our only hope.

  122. Hello name is Jennifer, I’m a 34 year old single mom of three girls. I currently rent and don’t own any land. I writing you to ask for help. Being a mother is one of the greatest gifts of all. I love my babies so much and would give anything for them to be able to come home to a place that is ours. Life has been very hard for us. There are times that after paying all the bills I dont have enough to buy groceries. I gross too much for public assistance. I sometimes take my kids to soup kitchens so we can have a meal. I have worked at my job going on 2 years now and I have the potential to be promoted within the company. I work very to provide for my kids and I feel I’ve hit a road block. No matter what I do or how hard I work I just cant seem to get ahead. I really need a hand up. There times when I feel like throwing in the towel but when I see my kids beautiful faces I know I must push on. Recently my health has been going down hill. Im extreemly tired all the time and I fear that one day I’m not going to be able to work at all. I cant be renting when this happens. I’m the one my kids have got and I can’t fail them. Having a home thats ours would secure us and improve our lives tremendously. I hope you will concider us this season. Thank you for taking the time to hear me. Happy new year
    Sincerely. Jennifer Dozetos

  123. Hello there.
    I have been contemplating on writing to extreme makeover home edition for a while. Times have recently got real tough for my family and i, so here it is. 2 years ago I was pregnant with my son and was forced to find another home, of course sense I have such a tight family my mother and her husband and daughter followed me. Now there is 6 people living in a very crowded home. With only three bedrooms and two bathrooms. My son, my fiance and myself all share a room, with a bed, a crib and the dressers, there’s barely a place to walk. The closet is so jam packed full of stuff it sickens me. There’s no space. My mother and step fathers room is the same way … With boxes of belonging lining the walls. We recently got rid of our coffee table in the living room because there’s no room to walk and it gives my sons therapists more run on to work with him. Unfortunately this is all wemcould afford through our time of need.

    If It weren’t for my two year old son I probably wouldn’t have considered this although I do love the show and It makes me happy to see everything you do for the families.

    I just recently found out that my son is autistic. I wasn’t aware of why he has no preception of danger. I’ve gated the front porch just to keep my son safe. Every time I let him outside he goes straight for the road. Which unfortunately is on both sides of our home. You can try to teach him not to go but it doest work. I guess thats just perks of the disability. He has four therapists sense he was eight Months old. He still has them. Unfortunately It is hard for them to work with my son due to lack of space. He also goes to Alfred I Dupont hospital for children once a month, his genetic disorder has AI Dupont baffled. I would love for him to be able to enjoy the outdoors without me screaming In the background.
    He is my pride and joy and It frightens me on a daily basis. I’ve had nightmares upon nightmares.

    I don’t want this to be a sob story, I just want my son to live a normal childhood and my family and I to live comfortably. Unfortunately with times being rough I don’t see it ever happening. We’re always one step behind trying to play catch up.

    Thank you for reading, time and patients.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Sencerely,
    Ashley potts
    Avery
    Jacob
    Faith
    Jhana
    And Richard.

    Feel free to contact me by email,
    ashleypotts691@yahoo.com

  124. Dear Makeover Home Edition hello my name is lisa moody and I have 2 kids living with me and my husband roger moody. On Feburary 19, 2014 I felt on my job and hurt my left ankle and they terminated me March 4, 2014. My husband Roger Moody only gets paid $829.00 a month and we live off his pay check. And Sweet Beaulah my trailer caught on fire and we been struggling to provide food for my family. So my dad Robert Arrington gave is a mobile trailer that was damaged by hurricane Katrina with lots of holes in floors and tubs and the leaking water in the ceiling. And every since than I been off of work and me and my family ate just barely making it through until now.I lost my mom this year I was taking care of he. And every since hurricane Katrina we been freezing in the winter and hot in the summer so some of our family and neighbors been donating blankets to us to keep us worm. My hisband roger also has a death impairment and my two daughters have ADHD problem. So we can’t afford to fix anything. And I haven’t been right every since I felled on my job and I want be able to work any more

  125. Hi, I am submitting this request on behalf of my mom and dad. They spent their lives raising their own kids and about the time that all of them moved out on their own they had to start again. They are currently raising 2 of their grand kids and as of Nov. 24 they are living with me, my husband and our four children due to a fire that burnt everything they had worked so hard to get. I am trying my best to help them find away to get the babies a house. If there is any way possible you can help it would really be appreciated.

  126. Dear ABC, TY & STAFF, I really need ur help! Im not the onlyone, my friends : Jeff Clark, & Tom Wurm too has bn trying to help metransportation, to take here & there.The last lightening we had struck my tree 3 times nfront of my window i was very lucky thoses nites.my water leaks r constantly getting worst. Theres alot of walls nside & outside of the trailer coming apart by itself, that i can’t afford to fix every section panels walls together. I need new breakers, & electrical, cuz sometimes my plugs work & sometimes they go out then im n the dark again! Now appliances r doing the same thing work for a couples days then they stop working altogether.Please help me! There is another friends of mine who needs help & her name Jolynn Marquez & her daughter Tisha too.We have bn friends for avery long time.She has bn atrue friend almost asister i never had.Jolynn was my very roommate that i miss her the most.When Jolynn lived here, she always here helping me out ncleaning,trimming trees, bushes.If ever iget my trailer redone to anew one iwant axtra room just for Jolynn all n raiders.She loves them.I love to do arts& crafts, coloring & writing poetry, used to ride& own horses too.I love fishtanks&i watch **Tanks**! I hope our dreams, prayers, wishes to come true.thank u cant wait to c all * Staff / Volunteers, ABC, most of Ty! Thanks again to read my 3rd letter! ! MECHELLE SCHULZ.

  127. Dear Ty & Staff, Wishing everyone happy holidays! I wrote to Radio station to KRQ Christmas Wishes Dreams to come true.My family also needs ur help.My mom has breastcancer & living with my brother n Glenda Az.They both take of each other.Our Holidays hasn’t bn the same since our loving father & husband too.We all struggle to get food to live on! My brother wrote aletter story bout me Mechelle Schulz, to free charities cars com.& to the news station n Glenda, Az. I hope our dreams & Christmas Wishes to come Please help us! ! Contact me :5204090144 thank u, mechelle schulz! I’ll bvery happy & grateful! !

  128. Hello Extreme Makeover! My name is Kim and I am the treasurer of the local little league in Burney California. Our league has been chartered for 52 years this year. We serve a community of about 3000 people who are medium to low income. Unlike most little leagues, we only charge between $35-$45 for sign up fees. We do receive sponsorships, donations and have a local fundraising dinner (that has not been successful). Our league runs on a shoestring budget. Grants have helped in the past with small things, but we are in desperate need of a community ball field. We have plans drawn up, but no way to make the dream come alive. Our field does not compare to other fields in the other leagues and quite frankly, looks like the field from “The Sandlot” or worse. Parent involvement has not been huge due to discouragement of the field and equipment. We are solely in this for the kids and their future baseball/softball engagement. Thank you for your time. ~Kim

  129. DEAR TY & GANG,WISHING THE STAFF AMERRY CHRISTMAS & AHAPPY NEW YEAR N 2015 ! !! MY NAME IS MECHELLE SCHULZ LIVE N TUCSON, AZ.I LIVE N SINGLE MOBLIE HOME TRAILER.ITS FALLING APART FROM TERMITES EATING UPWEAK FLOORS CEILINGS EVERY ROOM N2 THE TRAILER. WOODPECKERS DESTROYING WALLS ON OUTSIDE N2 HOLES.OLD APPLIANCES FALLING APART WORK SOMETIMES.CONSTANTLY WATERLEAKS.DEATHTRAP& FIRE HASSARDS FROM ELECTRICAL N2 TRAILER. IM DISABLED, WITH :LUPUS, NO CARTIAGES N BOTH OF MY KNEES FALLING DOWN BREAKING MOST OF MY BONES NMY BODY, NO CARTIAGES NMY ANKLES GIVES OUT ALOT, HERNIA, &NOW A LEFT SIDE BRAIN TUMOR,&ASTHMA, RH ARTHRITIS NMY JOINTS.IM ALLERGIC TO ALOT: PLANTS, SUNLIGHT, CLEANING SUPPLIES, FOODS THAT STRUGGLE CONSTANTLY. ALLERGIC TO MOST MEDS& HAIR SUPPLIES TOO.MY MOM CAME DOWN WUTH BREAST CANCER&MY BROTHER C.SWERNY MY BROTHER WROTE TO : FREE CHARITIES CARS.COM ABOUT ME, NOW TAKING OF MOM NOW.MY DAD 7YRS.AGO FROM HEARTATTACK FACEDOWN NTHE PILLOW, THAT WAS ASAD DAYI LOST HOPE & WISHES, DREAMS TO CIME TRUE.I HAVE NO TRANPORTATION EXCEPT FOR TRAVIS, DANI METTLER; MY KIDS, FRIENDS, NENEIGHBORS TOO.!!! PLEASE HELP! ! ISRNT N APPLICATION 6YRS.AGO &IT SAID I LIVE AT NO ADDRESS & YET IM STILL HERE.RENT THE LOT, OWN TRAILER & MY DOGS TOO.

  130. My parents were both in High School when they had me, leading to getting their own house. After living in a trailer from 1999 to about 2005, they bought a house that was not in the worst shape, but was still pretty bad. This house was built in 1915 and when we bought it, the green house was rotting, the foundation was un-level and there are three different types of wiring through out the house. As of today our house, Garage, and Green House are in really bad shape. Our Garage is rotting. The’re holes in the roof and its full of garbage. We cant even walk in our green house. There are holes in the floor from when someone had to walk through to fix the fence on the other side of the greenhouse, and the ceiling and external wall are collapsing. Our house is almost a danger. The plumbing is bad, we use Drano in our bathroom pipes probably once a month. Our floors are really bad. If you put a ball on one side of the room it will roll to the other side. We have a gas fireplace with mold growing on the inside. My parents are getting a divorce, and we don’t have money to fix our house so we can continue living in it. If the house becomes too dangerous, and we loose our house, my mom could possibly loose her job. It would be really nice for a home makeover, and we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for considering our home for a makeover.

  131. Hi all,
    Im not quite sure as to how to apply to be chosen for an extreme home makeover> Im a grand mother who bought her first home in June 2011. I didnt have money at the time to have a home inspection done and have regretted it since. I had home insurance until my furnace was condemned, thats when the insurance company cancelled my home insurance. Im sixty years old and hold down a full time job (Im not complaining about working, Im so thankful I still am able. I have repeatedly sought help to get a furnace installed in my home to no avail. I make just enough money to be told no one can help me. I live in one room of my home which I heat with a gas oven. I have been without heat for going on the third winter.
    I live in Ontario, Canada and hope this message reaches someone who if they cannot help can show me a direction to follow for help. My home needs a lot of repair but Im just praying for a good working furnace.
    I cannot have my grandchildren stay over as it is too cold in the house and in much need of repair. My credit has been extended to the point where I cannot get a loan from the bank I have my mortgage with to borrow for having a furnace put into my house (not a home without heat and loved ones).

    I have read so many stories on here and feel guilty asking for this help. If help is available, my gratitude and belief in humanitarians will indeed be re-established.

    Dorethy

  132. Hello I’m Hailley Blush. I’m 20 years old and from Brooklyn NY and I take care of my father full time. One year ago my mother passed away suddenly and tragically. My father had a stroke and I had to drop out of high school to take on full responsibility for him. Recently I lost my food stamps so now we’re low on food. I’m trying to get a job but that’s kinda hard when most jobs want someone who have a high school diploma or Ged. I can’t even go back because I have no one to take care of my father. Right now my house that lived in all my life is falling apart. Falling ceiling. Falling bathroom floor. Broken pipes no hot water. Im trying to stay as strong as possible for my father because he needs me the most right now. In a few hours he will be undergoing a big surgery for his legs in Beth Israel hospital at 8 am this morning. Once he recovers I will need to reteach him how to walk. I’m taking on alot for my age. I want to go to school and became a doctor and save lives. I wish I could of saved my mother but right now I have to put my Dreams on hold for my dad.

  133. I know this is a long shot and there’s a high possibility that any of you will ever see my comment, BUT hello my name is Marantha. I am 20 years old and live with my mother and boyfriend of 2 1/2 years. I have many medical conditions and have to take a lot of medications to live everyday. I had a liver transplant in 1995. When I was 4 I was diagnosed with lymphoma, but took chemo and have been in remission for 15 years. I’ve had many biopsies done to make sure my liver won’t fail on me, I have Chron’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stage 1 kidney disease, acid reflux disease, anxiety, depression, low blood potassium, under active hydroids, pituary dwarfism, and I get dehydrated where I have to be hospitalized in order to get fluids to feel better.

    I currently had a job at a grocery store in town but got “took of of the employee list because of my medical conditions getting in the way with me working.” (Sounds like discrimination I know) right now I am unemployed.mi have been denied for social security, and food stamps, therefore I don’t have any money coming in to help me out besides the money my mom and my bf makes. I have 4 cats that I’ve saved (3 inside and 1 outside) and 1 dog.

    My boyfriend is one of my caretakers from the home health programs I get my insurance from. My mom is having to work 3 jobs almost everyday a week and STILL struggles to pay our bills.

    My mom, Trisha Johns, was conned by her ex husband in the past and he ended up charging a lot of stuff to my moms card and then left us, leaving her to pay it back all on her own. (Thousands of dollars I feel terrible for my mother) my mom is a VERY hard worker and does anything and everything she can for me. I love her to death. Trisha is 45.

    My boyfriend, Chris, had ADHD and learning disabilities. He currently has insurance for less than a year that only pays for his ADHD medications.( no doctor visits and exams) Chris is 19.

    We all have been struggling for a very, very long time. It’s hard. I am asking from the bottom of my heart to please take some of your time and just read this and possibly consider us. Don’t have to be on the show or even have to take a trip, just help would be greatly appreciated. Bu the grace of God I know we will make it either way. Thank you for reading this if you did.
    Marantha Lynn Beathard

  134. Hi my name is Alyssa Amante. I am 21 years old I am from Woodstock Georgia but I am currently living in Allegan Michigan due to my father getting sick. In January 2014 my father was diagnosed with angiosarcoma which is a rare form of cancer. I was hopeful that my dad would get better in no time but shortly after use diagnosed he passed away on July 10, 2014. No it’s currently just me my mom and brother left my dad was the primary caretaker of all of us. We plan on moving back to Georgia but we won’t be able to keep our house. We wish we could but there’s too much damage on the house to pay for it we don’t have the money for it. I would hate to see the house go all my memories of my father growing up in the house. It would be such a blessing to be a part of extreme makeover home edition. Please consider choosing my family to be a part of your show. Thank you.

  135. I’m not sure what to say… My family and I have been trying to find a place of our own for some time now, but we either don’t make enough or our credit is to bad. My fiance and I just found out my fiance’s mom and dad are going to be moving out to a new place and giving us their house. I’m happy she and her husband are helping us out like this but the house its self needs a lot of repairs. One part of the house I think is over 100yr and hasn’t changed much but there is a lot of holes and the walls are plaster and I’m not even sure what kind of installation are in the walls. The window i know need to be repaired cause they leak out a lot of the heating in the winter and let bugs and mice in all the time so it’s a fight to keep critters out. I’m asking for help because my son had Meningitis back in 2011 and I don’t want anything else bad happening to my kids I had a rough life growing up and I would love for my kids to have a better life then I did. My fiance has worked at his job for over three years and I been trying to hold get or even hold a job for over 6 years but i always get told I’m not doing my job fast enough or I’m not outgoing enough. I been a stay at home mom for years now and enjoy all 4 of my kids and currently have one on the way. My kids are sweet and I can’t get the money to fix the place up…. Please help if you can.

  136. I am writing with a special request on behalf of our small community of Harman, West Virginia. On July 4th our schools roof caved in and was determined by the fire marshal unsafe. This is a very small school we are talking about. It is pre-k through 12 and houses approx. 150 students. The problem is our board of education does not have the funds to fix it. There for with school starting on Aug. 14 our students have been told they will be bused to Elkins area schools until our school is fixed and safe for students. This bus trip will require most of our children to get on the bus between 6 and 6:30am. There are two horrible mountains between Harman and Elkins that are treacherous in winter and busing our children over them is a saftey concern. The board of education states this is a temporary situation and they will get our kids back in their school as soon as funds are raised/found but they won’t start the process until all the money is there. We as a community have donated some money but not near enough. Our kids are so upset over “losing” their school. Our community is based around our school. Please help our children and our community. Thank you for your time!

  137. hi.. im not sure to whom i should be writing or even what to say. all i can do is say whats in my heart. i have told this story over and over to people that just want to be nosey instead of trying to offer a helping hand. hopefully this time my story will reach the right people. someone that can at least bless us with a prayer. heres my story. me and my husband were going thru alot. he was abusive and i just knew i had to get my kids out of that situation.i have a 6,5,and 3 year old. well my father was in the middle of moving my things while my husband was at work.well within a hour of moving my daddy became short of breathe, so he walked back to his house which was only 2 streets over to get his oxygen tank. while he was gone i was still packing, trying to hurry before my husband came home. well i noticed that my daddy hadnt came back so i sent my neighbor to check on him. my neighbor was gone about 15 mins then returned to tell me that when she went to see my daddy that he was sitting on the porch and he then said to her “if i dont anything to hurt your feelings im sorry”. so at that point she told me to go check on him myself. by the time i walked around the corner my dad had passed out and was unconscious. the paramedics instructed us on what to do for him. he then was shipped to the hospital. they told us that he was ok ..he even said he was ok.he even said a joke “yall thought i was gone didnt u, i seen all yall crying!” then he laughed a little and we left just so that i could go pick up my kids…but the next thing i knew before i could make it back, they said that he had another sickle cell crisis and it took him away from us. so i then had to unpack what we had packed together and i had to stay with my abusive husband. well 2months later i finished what me and my daddy started, I LEFT MY HUSBAND! so now me and my 3 kids live in my daddy’s trailer. the thing about this trailer is that its a curse and a blessing. its a roof over our heads but its starting to get run down . my dad was a carpenter so he would fix the house up but since he is gone the porch is falling in, the pipes bursted under the trailer and its been leaking water for about 4months because i dont have the funds to fix it. the floors in some parts are caving in and i tjink it may have a septic back uo some where because whenever we run the water we smell a foul oder. i dont know if its from the moldy water underneath. it has to be mold under it because me and the kids are often coughing and they have runny noses and are wheezing at night when they lay down.the middle room has mold so we cant use it all of us are cramped to sleep on one bed room. but anything beats being in our house with an abusive man that drinks..im not asking u to give us an extraordinary house..all im asking is can u help make this house livable..we dont need the fanvy things, all we need is to a decent afordable place to live thats safe.please help .if not can u please send a prayer our way…lots of love natasha allen

  138. Hi my name is Deiago Rideaux and I want to nominate my mom for a really extreme home makeover . My family and I have been through a lot, REALLY a lot we live in OKC and my mom has been struggling for too long and im tired of it i want her too not have to worry . Im only 14 years old and i try to help as much as i can she tells me not to worry about she will be okay but its not. My mom was laid off of her job and ever since then she has been trying her hardest to make ends meet . She lost my baby brother from stress when she was pregnant we’ve went from sleeping in our car too a house that we rent and where about to get put out . My great grandmother left my mom a house but it not suitable for a family too live in and my mom can not renovate the house because it cost too much . My mother does not know I’m doing this she hates having too depend on others , she doesn’t like asking for help from anyone she’s very independent . she’s a single mom with 5 kids so please extreme home make over HELP MY FAMILY AND I !

  139. my fiancé Rocky Caldwell is beautiful soul. there are many unsung hero’s like her. I wish all the people like them could have more national recognition. Rocky is selfless woman. she is kind of the financial back bone for her family. Rocky works two jobs and she works from 6AM to 8PM five nights a week. Although she no longer raises foster children. I believe due, she basically had to assume the role parent of her nieces and nephews because her two sister maybe some irresponsible. Don’t tell them I said that, don’t want to get caught in family mess. her part time job is caring for elderly. I wish I could do more for roxie. periodically the stress of her family issue break her down. she’ll cry and say everyone’s taking advantage of her and she is tired of carrying the burden. I feel helpless because I cant do some of things she would like done to the house. She allows her sister to stay in the basement and not pay any rent. the house is kind of crumbling. I would really really love to surprise rocky with and extreme home makeover so please consider. This Dam show makes me look soft cause ,I start crying more than the people whom life you change with your generous blessings.

  140. Hey ABC my names Anna..I’m submitting this request on behalf. of my mom and step father because they desperately need it. They are living in a trailer that is falling completely apart and is so unhealthy. for all of them including my 17 year old brother ..they have lived in this place for over 23 years..the trailer is older..the floors are bowing and falling through due to water damage and my step dad has patched them up..there is a ridiculos amount of black mold and they are walking around on plywood due to them ripping up carpet and not being able to replace having no money ..my step dad has fibromyalgia and diabetes. and can’t work ..my mom support. the whole family working as a teachers assistant at The North Carolina school for the deaf..where she is a dedicated teacher and avid worker. My mother loves her kids at work and would do anything that she could for them!My mom volunteers even on her time off to raise money for the kids actvities! Dedicated is not even the word to describe her connection to her job. My mom has worked so very hard and she deserves a nice relaxing. place to come home to..instead of worrying. from day to day if they will be ok or continue. to get sicker due to the unhealthy place they live. Not only is my mother dedicated to her kids at work..she is dedicated to her grandkids as well..she wants for them to be able to come visit “Nana” so bad! But due to the nature. of the home her grandkids (2years,and 11mth) are very limited of visitation ..i am saddened that this is the case..and it breaks my moms heart…also I am her only daughter (28yrs) and have just been diagnosed with Systemic. Lupus..an auto immune disorder ..this will make visits for me limited. as well..My mom is the most caring. considerate woman you will ever know ..she would gp out of her way for anyone !..now it is my turn to go out of my way for her!! Please ABC..let me have a place to spend time with my mom..and her grandkids!! Give her what she deserves !

  141. My neighbor would be perfect for this show, she really needs the help! Laura Kapala is a stage four cancer patient and a strong single mother of five children. She continues to stay positive through all of her troubles. She juggles all of her children’s activities such as sailing, orchestra, art, and other activities with very little help. Shes a health fanatic and loves everything nature. Laura even recently went back to school and graduated. Her children are her whole world and she would do anything for them to be happy. She recently was able to redo the siding of her house with the help of friends, but the inside of her home are in need of redoing. The house is very small for their size of a family, the garage isn’t finished, Laura is sharing a bedroom with her two youngest sons, the two older daughters are sharing a room, the basement is unfinished, the kitchen is tiny and they don’t own a microwave because of the radiation. The house needs a makeover really bad and I know it’d be a huge weight lifted from Laura’s worries. Please help!

  142. Hi!
    My name is Tammie Deliberti. I work at SOS Health Care, Building Futures Autism Clinic, in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. This request is slightly out of the ordinary. I am writing to you, not to fix up a home, but to fix up a clinic. We have children of all ages diagnosed with autism that come to the clinic for therapy.
    The clinic is extremely blain. All the walls are white, the rugs are old and dark, the rooms are cluttered, and there is not a safe place for the children to be outside. It is hard to teach functional skills when your in a clinic that is all in all not functional.
    There is such a wonderful high spirited group of therapist working together to help all these kids succeed. We do the best we can with what we have but, it would mean the world to the therapist, parents, and children if we had a better functioning clinic for the children to come and learn.
    Thank you for your time and consideration!
    – Tammie Deliberti =D

  143. To whom it may concern, my name is mark Dickson and I’m writing you this note in hopes to help make my moms dreams come true. My father had passed away in 2000. Not long after my uncle passed and my aunt had become very ill. My grandma which is 98 years young lives with my aunt and both need help so my mom would spend weeks over there house taking them to their doctors appointment and various other needs. About 3-4 years ago my mom had to have heart stents put in and she has never been the same. Recently she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given 6-8 weeks to live. My world has come crashing down around me. I have a 1/4 acre home and don’t have the money or time to make repairs or upgrade any area. I really could use some help, any will be th greatest. Thank you for any and all considerations, sincerely-mark dickson

  144. in 2009 we lost our house , we had to move in with my mom , it was me , my husband , and my daughter , and my 86 year old mother . her house is very small , we had to make do . her house is pretty much falling apart , her carport , the wood is falling off , and it looks terrible , my mother cant drive so she isnt able to get out alot and get things done . my mothers diabetic and she has lots of doctors appointments . the plumbing in the toilets suck . , we lost alot of our money when we lost our house in 2009 , we havent been well off since then . it seems like we live paycheck to paycheck. we have to make do with the money we have . some time we get torn down about how we are financially . i feel like sometimes we cant even make it on our own . Now we’re just trying to get back up on our feet , and i’d like to have a big enough house for my daughter , husband , mother & i .

  145. My dad is a hard working man who can never catch a break. He pretty much raised 4 kids on his own. my mom is around but I’ll leave it at that. He’s always struggled working 7 days a week to provide for us. He has many severe health issues and can’t afford his medication half the time. He’s been laid off of work quite a but within the last 4 years. The house is falling apart. The bathroom floor is dry rotted and parts of it you can see through to the basement. It scares me because my brother still lives at home with him and my brother is severely over weight. I fear that if something isn’t done soon one of them will get hurt. Please help.

  146. My fiancé proposed to me in March 2013, in May we bought our home, began making plans on how we would renovate and upgrade. August 2013 he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease. He has become significantly weak over the last few months. Doctors say after diagnosis life span is usually about 3 years. I think he deserves this, we deserve it. He is a wonderful man and I cant think of life without him. We are still getting married in March. Here is our story
    http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/23641996/couple-plans-wedding-after-devastating-diagnosis

  147. I won’t write an essay…

    All I want is to help my mom and give her what she deserves. All my life, she’s given her last just to make sure I’m good. We’re all out of options. Please help.

    V/R,
    Shana Clark

  148. Hi, my name is Brandy and I am wanting to help my grandparents out. My grandfather started trying to build him and my grandmother a house because their trailer was falling apart. The house that he has started building but never finished is not leveled. There are holes all in the house. My grandmother was taking a shower one day and a snake fell from the ceiling on her head in the shower. The house has no kind of air or heat that works well. They are using electric heaters. They love the great grandchildren but don’t get to spend much time with them. They stay sick all the time. My grandfather has diabetes and must take medicine for it. He has to give himself shots and everything. We just recently found out that his diabetes has gotten worse and that his kidneys are starting to fail. He also has other medical problems. I would really appreciate it if you could help them out. They have lived here since my mother was a child. They really need a new home that is better for their health and better for the great grandbabies to be in.

    Thank you so much,
    Brandy

  149. I want to help my grandfather.His house is pretty much a small 2 bedroom house on top of a very big hill. A few years ago he had an accident and fell in his house injuring his legs when the floor collapsed. Unfortunately he didn’t recover so well and had to go to therapy and is now in a wheel chair. Because of the wheelchair situation he can no longer get inside his house, drive, etc. He says it needs a board put underneath so it won’t collapse again, the house basically sits on little wooden rods. My grandfather,Bennie Gaines Jr.
    has done so much for so many people with out even thinking, I wish I would be able to at least give him a sense of relief that he can be in HIS house without being worried about falling through the floor, let alone getting the wheelchair in such a small space.

    Thank you for listening,
    Shacuana gaines

  150. Hi i’m Shevonne currently a High School senior in NYC and since 3rd grade my mom and I have been moving from place to place. In October of 2011 i spent my 16th Birthday in a Shelter in Brooklyn NY. During this time my mom was 6 1/2 months pregnant with my little sister. My mother had no public asistance, no car, and barely had money for train fair to travel to the Bronx for didfferent appointments. This cause me to become absent from school very often. In Nov. we left and went to CT to live with my grandmother in her 2 bedroom apartment. Me, my pregnant mom, and younger sister slept on a full sized blow up bed in her small spaced living room. Janunary 2012 and went to NC to stay with my little sisters grandmother where my mom had a baby and in June 2012 we came back to NYC to stay with my little sister aunt in her 2 bedroom apartment.Me, My mom, and 2 little sisters are currently here still sleeping on and Queen sized bed in the middle of her living room floor. I am writing this because my mom has been struggling for years and no matter how had she try she still get set back 5 more steps and I just wanted to see my mother happy. Please we really need your help !

  151. Dear Ty, 11/11/2013
    I know that you get a million letters a week, however I hope that you get to mine soon. I know that there is a lot of tragety this world today. I want to take some time to tell you a little about myself and my tragety. I am from a little town in Nebraska called North Platte. On October 25th of 2012 my life was destroyed. I had two children ages 14 and 10 one was in 8th grade and the other was in 4th. We had decided to transfer our children to a smaller school about 30 miles from here to a little town called Brady. Well on October 25th it had snowed just a little not enough to stick to anything and my 14yr old son was driving to school on a school permit. On that morning my husband and I walked the street and sidewalk to make sure it wasn’t slick and it was not he was only supposed to go to the bus stop. We did have discussion with our oldest son Conner and told him that even though the roads were not slick that the bridge could be and not to go the speed limit but to go under as he did and by the time that he got to the bus stop the bus had left. So he drove him and his little brother Colten to school and on the way they go through a little town called Maxwell and they had to go over the bridge. He was going under the speed limit and hit black ice and slammed into the barrier. There was an on coming car that had no time to stop. That car ended up slamming into the side that my youngest son was on and both cars exploded. My children were killed instantly. However the people in the other car the wife named Elaine Grasz did not make it and by the time help had shown up Terry Grasz was half way out the front windshield he is the only survivor of the accident.
    The reason I am wrighting you is because Terry was burnt over 90 percent of his body and was at the burn center in Lincoln for almost a year. He is home now and has a long process ahead of him but I have faith that he will make it. He has 2 son’s himself one is in college and the other is in 6th grade and went to school with my boys. We have become very close with this family and I would love to help them out and I think that you can do this. After her was released to go home we took him supper and that was very emotional he told me that he grieves more for me than he does his wife. He has lost most of his fingers and has to wear compression hose all of the time because of the skin grafts that he has had done. Well when we went to his house it was 100 plus degrees out side and he has no air, his walls are plaster and does not have much for heat. He is one of the most amazing people I have ever meant and I would love it if you and your team could help him out. I know that he doesn’t have the money due to medical bills to do anything to his house and it needs to be done. I would do it in a heartbeat if I had the money. So please take a look into my story and get back with me. I do not have any pictures of his house but I think that it would be amazing if we could help him out.
    Thank you for taking the time to listen to my story and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Sincerely,
    Bridget

  152. Hi my name is Taylar Thomas and I am 22years of age. I have a 7 mon old son name Malachi Thomas. I currently live with my Aunt and things are not going right. I am currently in school and receive refund money. I was suppose to get a car and etc..And she basically already had a plan for the money that was mine. I even had enough to get a apartment as well. Situations happen where I had to pay the morage and other peoples cell phone bill, the electric got turned off and the gas. The gas has been off for quit a while now. But, recently the electric has gotten turned off. I had to find somewhere for me and my son could stay. Because we couldn’t continue staying there, so we’ve been staying with my boyfriend and his parents. I really need you all’s help. Please help me and my son!

  153. My dads name is Jerry Ball. He is truly the most amazing person! He always puts other’s first. I would be nothing and no where without him. He is a reired firefighter and sings at nursing homes.my sister passed away in 1996. On thanksgiving day she stopped three houses down fromus because a car ran off the road and hit a trer. She was walking up to go call for help and another car slipped and hit her. It is the hardest thing my family and I have ever gone threw. He is strong for all of us. He has three step childeen and five of us from his first marrage. My friends would describe him and the kindest dad around and he was to all of them. Anytime and friends needed anything he was the one for all of us! He was always at every event with all of us kids. I have been threw a lot with my sister passing and habe had bladder and endometriosis for yeats. It gets to the point I can’t even empty my bladder. It is extremely painful and my dad was and is besides me every step of the way! Right now I am going threw a extremely horrible divorce ans have felt helpless and could not get threw any of this without him!! I wish I could tell u how amazing my dad is and how much he truly does. He is still working full time just to make it so I can have a place to stau to take care of my daughyer. He is the most deserving person I can think of. He always has his door open for friends of a friend or people he just met he always makes sure they have food and somewhere to stay. Because my dad is always working so hard and helping others his house has sufferered.it has holes in the roof. There are things stackes up all over mainly because he is trying make space for someone and there kids to have a safe place to be. He is my super hero and needs more help then I can say. He has big yard that is way to much to handle. He would lto have a basket court or something. He has a special place in his heary for anyone in need. He has been playing basketball and it is called fireball one. He shoots so many shots and people donate depending on how many he makes. It’s is pretty awesome and all the money goes to the burn unit at the hospital. My dad is the only reason I’m getting threw this awful divorce right now and I wouldn’t be calibrating thanksgiving if he wouldn’t have helpwd me threw stuff with my sister passing. I was at school in lansing and in the drop of a hat anytime of night my dad would drive up and help me. I have been in the hospital many times for multiple surgeries. He is always there. This would be live changing dor him. Some of my family won’t go there for anything because the house is falling apart. I wish this for him so for once something amazing could happen to him and he could have place to come home to after thise 18 hr days. Then he would have something that would be as special as him! Please please make this happen for him! You could not pick a more deserving peraon!
    Thank you for your time
    Lindsay
    Burnett

  154. My daughter and her husband went through 2 years of infertility treatments to have a baby. After 2 years of trying my daughter got pregnant. When she had her baby girl Scarlett, she developed cardiomyopathy and almost died. her husband was so busy taking care of her, he was bending over backwards trying to work, take care of her and the baby, clean, feed, and help with her and the baby..3 months later he died of a heart attack. My daughter found him on the floor in their kitchen, blue and with no breath. it was the day after the Christening for the baby. They are both only 30 years old, both born on the same day, same year. how could they both have a heart problem and not know it at the same time, we all didn’t know. My daughter quit her job because of her heart so she could take care of the baby. Now she has no husband, who was her childhood sweetheart since she was 15. they were together for 15 years. and she has no job, and she does not want to go back and live in her condo. She lost everything when he died. Can you help us with a new place for her to live so she can build a new life, not in the condo. I the mother would like to help her. Maybe add onto my house. She is very depressed about losing her love. Thanks for reading our story. This might bring awareness to heart attacks/blood pressure, for everyone.

  155. Hi. My name is Pam Crosby and I live in Groton NH with my beautiful family. I volunteered at both of the previous NH builds of EMHE. Wow what a feeling! I don’t have much and I am not able to help others by donating money, but I definitely like to volunteer my time. I am so proud on my oldest daughter Chrissy. For the last 3 years she helped me teach 2nd Grade religious education at Holy Trinity Bristol campus. I am trying to show by example how important it is in this life to give back to others that’s why I volunteer as much as I can. My children help me volunteer when they are allowed to. Extreme Makeover Home Edition likes their families to be giving back to the communities. Before we adopted our 3 jewels from China I was the deputy clerk/ tax collector for the Town of Groton, Treasure of the town at one point, Trustee of the Trust Funds at one point, and for many years was a volunteer treasurer for the Groton Public Library. As trustee Pam help to start a Saturday morning program for the children in town to come and listen to stories, get some exercise and join together in sharing a small snack. Eventually the older children, who were in the first Saturday reading group, began to read to the younger children. That moment brought joy to her heart. Pam also helped plan and put on two parties every year at Halloween and at Christmas. Santa even joined the party.
    Since adopting Pam stopped volunteering in town until she and her husband could work through some issues with their adopted children. Now that the children are a bit older Pam and Tim both got involved in their local church, Holy Trinity in Bristol. Tim has become a Catholic and Pam has been teaching 2nd grade in their religious education program for many years. Two of the Crosby children recently volunteered for the Ironhorse Triathlon around Newfound Lake on June 4th -5th 2011. I am so proud of them for helping out in our area communities. Pam also was involved for 3 years in the Easter Seals Walk With Me walk to raise money for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. A few years ago Pam and her children walked as a team and raised over $200 for Easter Seals. Two years ago because of the poor economy she did not want to burden people with donating money so she and her son Nick volunteered to be one of the route guides the day of the event.
    In December 2008 I volunteered to help Stay Warm NH started by Governor Lynch to help those lower income and disabled with winter winterization of their homes. I worked with a wonderful couple to winterize 3 homes in Canaan NH. It felt so good to be helping my NH neighbors when they were in need. They were all so appreciative and thankful for all our efforts. What a feeling it gave me to help out! It touched my HEART and it is something I will never forget. The Governor even put on an Appreciation event in Concord early in 2009 to recognize and thank all of the good people of NH who participated in this project. I know how gratifying it is for the designers of your show! There is no better a feeling then to help someone in their time of need. Volunteering is something I always plan to do and will be a part of my life now and in the future.
    Like many others these days our home is in disrepair. My husband has been disabled since 2003 and has not been able to work since then. Two of our three adopted Chinese children have medical conditions that we are trying to address. Our middle daughter Catie has ADD and our son Nick has significant hearing loss in both ears and wears hearing aids in both ears. All three of them were malnourished as baby’s and now their teeth are bad and they need a lot of dental work. Our family does not have much money but we have something much more valuable. We have LOVE! We are a Forever Family formed out of adoption.
    Our floors downstairs are falling in. We have black mold behind our water pump in the downstairs kitchen, and the water pump downstairs is falling through the floor. In the downstairs bathroom the toilet does not line up properly due to the floor falling in and it leaks. It smells of waste on the floor and no matter how much I clean it I can’t get the smell out.
    We did have no power in the pantry/laundry room downstairs or in the downstairs bathroom due to an overflowing toilet upstairs. My son and husband were the only ones home. My son flushed the upstairs toilet and then left the room. It proceeded to overflow. He went back downstairs and fell asleep on the couch. When my husband Tim tried to turn on the light in the pantry/laundry room the light would not go on and he felt water drip on his head. Because of his disability he was not able to go upstairs. Three hours later I came home to a mess. Stinky sewer water leaked down through the pantry/laundry room light. I turned off the water shutoff in the upstairs bathroom. Stinky water was everywhere in the bathroom. All the upstairs tiles are no good. There is black mold under the tiles and I keep trying to treat it when I see it so everyone doesn’t get sick. We had to buy a heavy duty extension cord and heavy duty splitter so we can still do laundry and have a light for the downstairs bathroom. By the grace of God the wires have dried out and we once again have light. The biggest problem in the home as of late is the rats. We have a rat problem. They have chewed a huge hole in the downstairs living room that we have foamed shut, but you can constantly hear them in the walls and they recently tried to enter the unused washing machine pipe upstairs. I quickly took a metal coffee can and ducked taped it on so they could not get in there. The upstairs bathroom we can no longer use the sink. It is clogged. I put my finger down a bit to see if I could figure out why is it clogged and I felt fur. I think a rat is lodged in the pipe. I have tried using drain cleaner but nothing has helped. The upstairs toilet is broken it leaks because the floor is uneven and it will not shut off. With the rat situation my most worrisome thing is one of the children or animals will be bitten by one. My son saw one running in the living room the other day. I also worry the rats will chew through some wires and cause a fire while we are sleeping. We have smelt something burning before but could not find were it was coming from. New last fall we noticed short tailed weasels in our home. The game warden told us the weasels like to eat rats. God has provided for us. He knew we needed help in getting rid of the rats so He sent us the weasels. Every fall and spring we have a outbreak of sewer flies coming up from all the pipes and fallen in floor downstairs. It is so bad downstairs that we have to keep all our food covered and eat cafeteria style. All of our adopted children are teenagers now and it is so very important for us to eat as a family but now we cannot. Our sliding glass door downstairs only has one pane of glass in it and it frosts up on the inside in the winter and lets in tons of cold air. The outside light downstairs no longer works so we have an extension cord running downstairs to the outside light so we can see outside in the evening. Our bulkhead door has rotted out and now we have to keep a heavy duty tarp on it to keep the water and animals out. The garage door is broken and the trim around it is rotted off because of too much moisture.
    I could go on and on with problems the home has. We are not complaining because we know how fortunate we are to have shelter and a roof over our heads we so many people are losing their homes.
    My husband has many disabilities and will eventually be in a wheelchair. He has Spina Bifida, high blood pressure, mitro valve prolapse, hydrocephalus, Chairi Malformation, diabetes, tachycardia, among just a few. Two winters ago he tore his rotator cuff and that still needs to be operated on. Our home in Groton NH is not handicapped accessible for him. He is supposed to be using his walker all of the time but it just will not fit in the downstairs where he is confined. He also needs leg braces to help him with his walking.
    My adopted son from China was a special needs child and he still needs surgeries to repair problems with his ears and palette. He is also having trouble with his bladder. My middle daughter also has the same problem. When they were in the orphanage they were tied in the potty seats for extended periods and now they have permanent nerve damage. This is common in the Chinese orphanages because of limited care givers they have for the children.
    My middle daughter also from China has been diagnosed with ADD and is struggling in school. She is now on medications that are helping with focusing in school.
    All of our children from China were malnourished as babies; therefore their teeth are really bad. They need dental work that is $500 to $600 above what our dental insurance will cover. All three of the children are going to need braces and I don’t know where the money is going to come from to get their teeth fixed.
    We have one more problem in our home. Our family has gone through so much but through it all we have become closer. God made a way when there was none! The demonic influence and attack on our family almost destroyed our family but the Supernatural Response Team headed by Richard Grund saved our family! In July 2010 they cast out the demons in the home and taught us how to prevent them from returning. Someday I would like to personally thank them for saving our family and bring the LIGHT of God into our home again! I truly believe God sent them to us to save us from the evil. I praise God every day for saving our family, and for the daily blessings He bestows on us.
    My brother Allen M Perkins III is on disability now and is struggling making ends meet. We have told him that if he ever needs a place to stay the Crosby Family will take him in so he will not be homeless. Right now he is in Raleigh Durham NC.
    The Crosby Family used their government stimulus check to apply for the Children’s US Citizenship. I am proud to announce that as of 7/17/2008 my children are official US Citizens! Our local church, Holy Trinity, also helped us financially to make it happen.
    I have mailed in 3 separate applications and videos to apply for a makeover. I no longer have a video camera so I cannot submit video with this application. Do you have to send in a formal application every season, or do the email nominations count as applying to the show? I initially applied six years ago in 2005, then again in 2006 and in 2008.
    Here is our contact information:
    • Timothy Mark Crosby Age 56
    • Disabled and no longer working.
    • Pamela Marie Perkins Crosby Age 56
    • Only working member of the family.
    • Christina Faith Guo Ting Crosby Age 17
    • Born: 6/15/1996 Age at Adoption: 13 months
    • Hepu Guangxi in the Zhuang Autonomous Region, China
    • Mothers Love Orphanage, Nanning, 6 months and then into Foster Care for 7 months before we adopted her.
    • Catherine Elaine Lin LiMi Crosby Age 15
    • Born: 7/20/1998 Age at Adoption: 17 months
    • Hanchuan Hubei Province China
    • Hanchuan Welfare Institute for the whole 17 months. She was bused to Wuhan where we adopted her. We never saw her orphanage and someday would like to go there.
    • Nicholas Isaac Xu LiZhi Crosby Age 13
    • Born: 5/21/1999.Age at Adoption: 3 ½ years old
    • Nanjing City Jiangsu Province China
    • He was a special needs little boy born with Cleft Lip and Palette. Now he wears hearing aids in both ears because of 2 perforated ear drums.
    • Nanjing Children’s Social Welfare Institute for the whole 3 ½ years. We adopted him in Nanjing City and were lucky enough to be able to visit his orphanage.
    If you need any other information on the Crosby Family or our situation please contact me. I have already submitted applications, photos and video in previous years. Here is my contact information:
    • Home #: (978)732-6391 this is a magic jack number and the quality of the call is not that good.
    • Work #: (603)535-2666- Plymouth State University, ITS
    • Cell #: (603)254-6363

    God Bless.
    Pam Crosby :0)

    My co-worker, Colleen Kenny at Plymouth State University states:
    I have known the Crosby’s for quite a few years now. This family could really use some help with their home. They have 3 adopted Chinese children, 2 with medical issues. Tim Crosby, the father/husband, has serious medical issues as you have read in Pam Crosby’s mother/wife’s submission. Tim’s condition will deteriorate as he gets older. The fact that this home has so many problems between holes in the walls leading to the outside, pipes that leak, non-working wiring, mold, insects, and all the horrors that so many of us don’t even understand. The most heart wrenching situation for me to hear is how dad can’t spend quality time with his children, or tuck them in at night, because he is confined to the basement which is the only area he can maneuver his cane and walker. Pam is the only income provider and Tim does receive Medicare but this family struggles more than most. Pam works tirelessly and has such a positive attitude and never complains about the struggles she endures. She is the rock of this family and you have to wonder how long she can maintain at this level. Her husband suffers from depression regularly causing Pam to have to run home to make sure he’s alright, to make sure he got out of bed, to make sure he eats. She puts her family before her at every turn never thinking of her. Her children are very lucky to find such a devoted mother. She volunteers for this Extreme Makeover program whenever it is close enough because she is that kind of person – always giving. She teaches Religious Education to children on the weekends during the school year, she volunteers for all school fundraiser and events for all her 3 adopted Chinese children. If this family could be provided a safe and healthy home where the entire family could spend time together they would be forever grateful. While Pam is busy doing things for everyone else, it would be awesome for someone to do something for Pam. Once meeting with her and you will see that this is a very caring person who loves her family and who just wants to live in a healthy home.

  156. i have been in the Allen family for about 5 years been married for about 2 years. and i asked him about the extreme make over on the house 4 years ago and he did not want to do that, he is an ex-marine and you know how they are , he was married for about 40 years. and she past way in 2008 and it was hard for him, and then he was in the hospital for about 11 days and his age is 87 years old and him and his wife do the house by hand? i thank he would love to see this house to be Finshed and done. so he can in joy the house before he gets sick again and i live with him i am hoping his dream will come truth real soon and see it complete that wood be his dream to see.

  157. Where to start.
    hi, my name Cassandra and i have 4 kids. Savion (9), Akasha (7), adrainna (3 ) and trinity(2). We been in and out of homes for 4 yrs. my dad bought my family a house. After 3 month of having the house, they people i bought it from did bad stuff to where we had to move out. Me and the kids dad split up cause it got to much for me and my kids to handle. After 6 months of court we won the house back. we want back to the house and all our stuff have to be thrown away. my dad cant help me as much as he wants to. i `m a stay at home mom but i get jobs. i just cant work long cause of my back, it will start to hurt and SSI said i have a common back problem. my 3 yr old is behind and i want to be with her to help her to. my son has breathing problems. if you could help my family , you would be a blessing. if need to know more please email me or send in the mail. thank you for your time. Hope to hear from you.

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  159. My husband was dignose with cancer stage four in February 2013 and he die in June. 2013 now is just my son 11 years old and me is very hard for us because the house is not in condition the roof leaks is mold on the walls the seawer smells so bad is no insulation when is hot is very hot and when is cold is very cold my grandsons can came and visit us because they get sick they are autistic twins they need a safe place I need help I no that is a lot of people whit the same problems or worst but please help us we need your help.

  160. Please really read this.if this might actually happen it would be the first time anything happened right for me!I realize I’m starting this out al wrong but you must understand,.I have always been the go to person and there has never been a mountain too high that I wouldn’t climb for anyone that I could help,I have been literally fighting for everything and anything I have or have ever had.People have come to expect these over the top actions from me.therefore assuming that I don’t have a life of my own and I have to say that ay this point I guess they’re right.If there is any justice in this world,I pray that someone reads this and understands the desperation that I am doing such a poor job relating.I grew up number 5 in a family of twelve children,even as for back as a child of 7 I remember making the long trip on bicycle to my aunts house to beat her home from work to clean her house and have her a glass of iced tea to greet her with after a long day od working.This was and is just who I am.As I grew older the jobs became larger and harder to pull off but I usually found some way of fixing everything for everyone but for myself.I realize now that I had the thought that if I simply continued in well doing my life would just somehow work out, Well, needless to say that is most certainly not how things have gone for me! There is way too many hurts and disappointments for me to put into this letter,I will attempt to simply skim over the top to bring you to my present .For some silly reason as little girls will do if allowed,I married at the age of 15 years oldThis would be the start of many nightmares,something no human should ever go through,the start of 9 of the most harrowing years of extreme physical.sexual,psychological abuse that seemed to just follow and haunt me for many years to come,but even then I remember thinking if I just had a “home” with a real working washer and dryer and a telephone I could and would somehow make it ok.because by the time I was 17 years old I had the most precious little baby boy,with the love and for the love of this child I felt I could weather anything if only I could live somewhere for longer than 1-2 months at a time.At this point you must be wondering what kind of family did I have that they would allow this? As in many of these cases I had been warned that talking could very likely cost my family their lives.I was finally after nine years to the point of fearing for the life of my child and took a housekeeping job that I somehow managed to make all the arrangements and make it known to my employer that this had to be done in such a undercover way that I was hired sight unseen just via telephone! I wasn’t able to contact my family for a year after disappearing , litttle did I know My family was frantic because right after my leaving. planned parenthood was needing to reach me to let me know that I had cervical cancer,We all know how serious this is and after giving it a whole year to do such damage I wasn’t able to have anymore children but at this point I knew I was just very blessed to have my life! This inability to have more children I think led me to a special love for caring for newborns.something I was blessed to be able to do to support my son.At the age of 47 years old I was actually able to buy my very first home,a home bigger and prettier than I ever dreamed possible,but…as life would have it I had to work multible jobs in order to keep my home,this in turn took a toll on my health.and so now I am at home but I am finding out the hardway that everything is so over my head!!There are no shelves in the cabinets/The tile floor that I thought was so beautiful when I bought the house has now become my mortal enemy since during my work of 22 years living in strangers homes for weeks at a time put me in bad positions where I was unable to care properly for the most fundamental needs of my body resulting in severe ulcerative colonitis, plus a fall down the stairs,with a newborn in tow!!Baby unharmed,Thank God!,but twisted me like a pretzel. I am now 57 years old and I would so much love to enjoy my home instead of what I’m doing which is sitting in my dark bedroom,feeling so overwhelmed! Please help!!By the way I would like to add that even tho I made this sound like a grand mansion .I know that its a very humble home of less than 2000ksq.ft. Also the builder sensing my excitement of finally being about to have my own home very much took advantage of the situation and failed to put in the proper lighting the plans called for plus multiple other things that probably wouldn’t be that big of a feat for a professional but for someone like me that don’t have knowledge nor funds its impossible! I promise if you can help me out I will be eternally grateful .thank you so much

  161. I have a friend who is a church interpreter. She has dedicated many hour of free interpreting for my church on Wednesdays and Sundays. Her 2 bedroom house is falling apart. I would like to apply on application to have Extreme Home Makeover rebuild a new home for her. She is a housecleaner and hardly makes any money at all.
    Thank you.
    My phone number is 813-527-9430.

  162. Hi, I am Angel. I am trying to find out how to apply for Extreme Home Makeover! I live in an old mining house with my family of 10, soon to be 11. The house is in horrible condition, the ceilings are starting to fall in ,wallpaper and plaster coming off the walls, the porch is ready to fall in. It is really a danger to all of us. We have my mother who is 50, she had to quit her job due to a disability. My cousins, who are 26, 25, 5, 3, and 1. My younger sisters who are 17 and 14. And me, 19. When we got the house, we knew there would need to be work done to it, but we just needed somewhere to go, or we would have been on the streets. My dad passed away when I was only 14. And ever since then, we have struggled to make ends meet. I am unable to work due to a car accident that happened back in March 2013. We live on a fixed income of 1472 a month, and foodstamps. We rely on government assistance to keep us alive. Last winter, our waterlines froze and busted and left us without water for two months because we didn’t have the money to fix them. There is very little insulation in the house, and what insulation there is, has fallen. With 3 babies, soon to be 4, in the house we need heat. I am reaching out for help, because I don’t know where else to turn. We have been through so much, and we help others to the best of our ability, we are just waiting for some type of blessing, something to let us know that there is hope. If you can help, please tell me what I need to do in order to fill out an application! Thank you, and God bless

  163. How about taking care of all the homeless people in the country. I know of one non profit day shelter that my wife works at in Albuquerque, NM its called Saint Martins Hospitality center for the homeless that in need of some major repairs and about 35 percent of their clients are Veterans. They assist the homeless and near-homeless people by providing resources, opportunities, and hope. I’m a veteran and this really hits home because their are too many of my brothers and sisters in Arms that are homeless. They also volunteers to help out with donations and repair services. Assisting homeless and near-homeless people by providing resources, opportunities, and hope

  164. I would like to nominate my sister & her family for the extreme home makeover. Her 16yr old son has been diagnosed with a very rare cancer that there is no cure for. It is called (High grade hematolymphoid neoplasm consistent with blastic plamacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm). There has only been 100 cases of this cancer & the life expectancy is 12 – 14 months. He was diagnosed in March of this year. The doctors said that with his age & his health he should make it longer with very extreme chemo but he has been in & out of the hospital because of complication from the chemo. He developed a fungal infection in his lungs & now 1 of the chemo’s has damaged his pancreas. All though my sister & brother-in-law have good jobs they have missed a lot of work & no longer have any time left to take with pay. There house is old & has a mold problem from a leak in the wall somewhere & they can not afford to find it or fix it. This is a major problem for my nephew & could be the cause of the fungal infection. My sister is not one to ask for help but the first one to offer help to anyone in need. October will be a year that they found the mass on his leg. The doctors did biopsy’s & other test & told my sister that it was not cancer, but in March she seen another doctor that did a deeper biopsy & that’s when they finally diagnosed him with this cancer. I would really like to see my sister get the help she needs to fix her home & make it a safer place for my nephew. I know she worries that the mold may have been what gave him the fungal infection but the doctors said he could have gotten it anywhere. Thank you for any consideration in giving her family some much needed help. They live in Covington, Ga.

  165. I am johnny and my parents are having a hard time right now mom has diabetes and my dad just had a heart attack and they both cant work my dad was a cook for a hospital for over 20 years and now he cant do nothing my mom was s libarian for a middle school and cant work either my parents house is falling apart when it rains they have buckets all over the place my wish is for them to be comfortable in their house now that they cant work so please bless my parents house thank you

  166. I would like to nominate my sister for the extreme home make over. She is a young mother of five children, two of whom are autistic. She has resided with my father all of her life and her and her family have never had their own home. My dad has provided them the best he can, however, the house is really old and falling apart. My dad has not worked a full time job in about a year and my sister’s fiance works at Taco Bell providing for them the best he can. They have survived off of the limited income, however, I would love to see them in a home of their own. The children have never had their own rooms! I think if they had a new home it would make things a lot easier on my sister and she would feel more comfortable having people come visit and help her with the children when needed. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope that you will consider her family. From the tiny, off the map town of Quenemo, KS.

  167. My mother-in-law is one of the most loving, thoughtful people I have ever met. She inspires me daily!! She gives of her self to everyone before ever taking care of her own needs. She is 70 years old, just celebrated her 50th wedding annivarsary, has spent the last 15 plus years caring for her special needs granddaughter (and still does) including other grandchildren, tried for years to have children and was blessed with one amazing one that I have had the honor to be able to call my husband, and sadly she was recently let go from her job of being a nurse after giving her full dedication to it for 52 years due to her age. She has wanted a new kitchen for years (and I do not mean that lightly). She is a strong-headed woman and there is not telling her that she can not afford it now that she is not working and is still caring for herself, her husband, and her family members as needed. She loves to cook and its one of the few things that makes her happy. She has given so much to so many and I do not want to see her put herself in a bind just to be able to live the last years of her life in happiness. If I could help her, I would give my last dime but I have twin 6 year olds to provide for. So, I thought it would be worth it to turn to you guys and ask if maybe you could help. It is not just her kitchen that could use the help, but anything is better than watching her struggle for a smile. I know this would be more than a dream come true to a simple, loving woman who has not only served her family but also her community, and the Man upstairs for the past 70 years. She truly is an amazing woman and if you have the opportunity to get to know her, you too will be better for it. She is incredible and more than worth my taking a shot at asking!!! Thank you for your consideration.

  168. I want to nominate my parents , i am a single mother of four children and I can only help them with so much i stay at thier house once in a while to know that they are okay and they are pratically parents for my children. my dad is not able to work anymore he does a little in his orchard and around the house but by the end of the day his back is killing him he had a tractor roll his back when he was younger and after surgeries and more injuries all he can do is take medication for pain but all the while he worked until he couldnt any longer. As for my mom she suffered a heart attack and had to get tp stents put in apart they both suffer from diabetes thier house has no air conditioner and it is very expensive so they buy little ones but it is not enough. When they were younger they were active workers and helped many people my dad was a field supervisor any one who needed help or needed a job he would find a way to get them one he was well liked but i feel they worked so hard and have helped many and now they have a house that needs a lot of work sometimes they have water sometimes they do not I dont know if they have a problem with the well my mom always dreamed of a big beautiful home as she loves to have her family come over she has a big home but small kitchen and does not really have a living room but they are happy. I just wish I had the money to fix everything so they could just enjoy life and thier grandkids and not be struggling and having hardships its sad when my kids have to help grandma or grandpa get up and they are so dependent ty please help me I work hard fulltime and im going to school full time with no paternal help to one day be able to provide for my children but my parents have a shorter amount of time based on thier age and health and I do not have the money to help them out and they barely have enough to for thier bills and day to day living,make it bug enough I will move in with them ;) this is just a dream but i wanted to take the chance and write to u.

  169. im nominating my family because for years ive seen my mom work so hard nd byherself she struggled to buy this house for me nd my sister we do have alot of problems foudation,plumbing no counterspace,roofing,she has intentions to fix things but its to hard so maybe ty could help my mom so she can enjoy her house thanx

  170. Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this. My request is for the No-Kill Animal Shelter, that I volunteer for. We are a smaller shelter, that has been around for many year and is ran by volunteers only. Our shelter is an older home, that was somewhat converted to a shelter and houses approximately 100 cats and 5-10 dogs at any given time. Our oldest cat (Taz), is almost 20 yrs old and was born at the shelter and has a girlfriend (Sassy). Just as a testiment that we are a no kill and some do live out their lives there. We had a fire last year and lost several cats. It was extremely devastating. We repaired the damage, but the fear of another fire, makes it hard to sleep at night sometimes. We currently do not have enough space, to take in all the animals that people drop off or animals that need our help. All of us volunteers, have multiple animals at our house, to help with the shelter and because we get attached. All in all, the shelter is too small, too old, floods with heavy rain, doesn’t have well air circulation and there isn’t room for us to properly take care of any sick, spayed or neutered animals. We have to pay extra to the vet, to keep any sick animals there. It is heart-breaking to see, the way some of these animals are brought in. We recently had a picnic and discussed how we could raise the money to build a new shelter. Someone mentioned Extreme Home Makeover and we all agreed that would be a dream come true for all of us animal lovers.

    Once again, thank you for reading this. I know it’s not a request for a home for a family, but it is a home for our family of many, loving, deserving animals. If there would be any way for our shelter to be chosen, you would make all of us volunteers, extremely happy!! Not to mention the hundreds or thousands of animals lives, you would be saving each year! :)

    Thanks,
    Brandy Vos

  171. I work at a local restaurant in Burbank, Ohio. And today, I was told a story of a lady by a coworker who helps her with home health care. This lady is 40 years old. After giving birth to her baby, she had two surgeries to remove tumors from the her brain. Due to the effects of the surgeries, the mom is paralyzed on one complete half of her body. She sleeps in the living room because her wheel chair won’t fit through the door ways.Her house is not at all equipped for someone that is handicaped. She has a home health nurse that comes to take care of her, but the baby has to be taken to a sitter because the nurse is not allowed to take care of the baby (she is healthy). My coworker helps take care of the mom, and she picks up the baby when she gets off work and takes her home to her momma. I will be honest, I do not know this lady, but she is in need of help. should you be willing to hlep, I will gladly get all the information that you need.

  172. Yes. The reason for my request to extreme home Makeover is my parents are in desperate need of sum help with their home. My father bought this house in 1972. Over the years he added on to it but he was a very hard worker providing for his family. I font remember one day of him calling into work or even any utilities getting cut off. Do to that he wasn’t always able to keep up with the maintenance of the home. Over the years. I myself had gotten into legal problems and my parents stepped up and took my children to raise in their retirement years. Today my father is 69 and mother 65. They have had my children the last eleven years. I know its been hard on them but never complained. As for the house we have tried to clean it up but we dont have the funds to do so. This year my youngest starts junior high and no idea our home has effected her do bad. She dont invite her friends over or any childhood parties because she afraid of kids making fun of her. Recently. My mother has Bern diagnosed with. Parkinson’s disease and her imobilty is limited. There is no ramps for her wherlchair to be used. The beds in the house are the same ones when I was a kid. The carpet over twenty years old. The plumbing font work in one restroom downstairs do its virtually almost impossible to bathe my mother. She falls a lot cuz nothing for her to hold onto. There only one chair for her to sit in. Please I don’t know the qualifications for the the show but if their was anyone I would hope to get your help it would be my parents. I wish I could help them especially my mother because I know it Is very hard for her and she just assume stay in bed because of all the difficulties with moving around the house. Thank you and please consider my family in Irving Texas thank you, Andrea Pena

  173. Hi my name is courtney, i am 17 and i would like to apply for my father who is in need of an extream makeover. Last year , april of 2012 he was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer a month after his mom died . my parents are separated and my mom gambled over 20,000 dollars away in 2010 which left my parents with nothing as their still struggling to pick up that mess and keep our home. my father had a full laryngectomy (total removal of the larynx) 2 weeks after he was diagnosed and he is now extreamly limited to the amount and types of work he can do. ( He cannot talk , smell or breathe air through his nose and mouth, he breathes through a small hole and communicates through a buzzer. He has a small income or disabilty but the state of CT denies him insurance food stamps and all other benifits because of his disabilty which does not even cover the basic monthy bills. He has no vehicle because it was repossed when he couldnt pay the bills cause my mom gave the casino all their money.He lives in an old house with poor designing that runs on a well, and is built on-top of an underground spring. Everything in the house needs to be replaced and the basement floods everytime it rains ( up to 2- 2 1/2 ft of water comes in) and the septic system is completely shot and backs up into the basement as well. there is mold all on the walls that he cannot get rid of and he doesn’t have any money to fix any of these problems. He has been depressed since i was young but hes hit one obstacle after another and has given up hope.It breaks me down to see him so low and know i cant help him. His physical conditions and the enviroment he lives in is not clean or sanitary or healthy . he has medical equimpment he uses on a daily basis and has no way to get help if he needed it. he is in need of a sterill , clean stress free environment , i always watch your show and i pray you can help my family and my father. bless all.
    CP

  174. Are you still doing this show? If so, we would love to apply. We are a family of ten who adopts special needs children. Our kids have autism, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol syndrome and neurogenic hypotonia. Our dream is to update our small home that we own (on a 10,000 sq ft lot) to include handicapped accessible features and room for all of our children and more handicapped kids if we are able to do so. We would like to have a handicap accessible swimming pool to aid in therapy for our children. They are wonderful kids, but, by no fault of their own have limited opportunities. This is a crazy wish I know, but they are more than worth it.

    Sincerely,
    MK

  175. Hi. My name is Madison. My grandma is in desperate need of a home make over. She currently live in two trailers combined by a wooden hallway. Some places in her house are starting to fall in and she doesn’t have the money to fix it. Seven adults live there and one baby. Her two sons Bobby and Zac, her daughter Susan who is currently pregnant with her second child but she has a high risk of a miscarriage, her husband Gary, Susan’s boyfriend and Bobby’s girlfriend also live there, and last her granddaughter Brooklynn. They all share one bathroom. Mamaw and papaw sleep in the living room (they don’t have a room…). She’s always wanted a room of her home. She has a heart condition and gets stressed really easy. She watches her other daughters two toddlers almost everyday. Her ceilings leak and are almost about to fall in. She’s had a rough life and I just want her to be safe. It would mean the world to be if she could have her home redone. Thank you.

  176. Hi my name is Sophia,
    I’m 14 and one of my neighbors houses had a terrible fire in their home they have lived in forever. It killed their dog and destroyed their home which was very hard for them as well as the whole family. They are both very elderly, around 89. They both grew up during the depression so it’s caused them to hoard different things over the years. It’s been a month and a half since the fire and they still haven’t finished sorting through their cherished possessions. They still have so much that it’s too overwhelming for them and it’s affecting their health drastically, the wife has been very sick lately. Because of their age they tire very easily and can’t work. They’ve had to hire people to come and help sort through everything but them having to pay people is eating into their insurance money and they are worried they might run out before they even get a chance to tear down their home and rebuild it. I’ve been over there putting in long hours trying to help out as much as I can in my free time, but the project is more than I can handle even with the help of one of their daughters. I can tell it’s also putting stress on their relationship as a family. This year my goal was to help as many people as I could for no reason except the satisfaction of putting a smile on someones face or just brightening their day. I would love it if Extreme Home Makeover would come and re-do my neighbors house for them. It would exceed my goals for this year and help them so much. Sometimes I feel like the elderly in general get left behind in society and it would be amazing for this couple to know that people are still watching out for them.
    Thank you!

  177. Hi my name is Sophia,
    I’m 14 and one of my neighbors houses had a terrible fire in their home they have lived in forever. It killed their dog and destroyed their home which was very hard for them as well as the whole family. They are both very elderly, around 89. They both grew up during the depression so it’s caused them to hoard different things over the years. It’s been a month and a half since the fire and they still haven’t finished sorting through their cherished possessions. They still have so much that it’s too overwhelming for them and it’s affecting their heath drastically, the wife has been very sick lately. Because of their age they tire very easily and can’t work. They’ve had to hire people to come and help sort through everything but them having to pay people is eating into their insurance money and they are worried they might run out before they even get a chance to tear down their home and rebuild it. I’ve been over there putting in long hours trying to help out as much as I can in my free time, but the project is more than I can handle even with the help of one of their daughters. I can tell it’s also putting stress on their relationship as a family. This year my goal was to help as many people as I could for no reason except the satisfaction of putting a smile on someones face or just brightening their day. I would love it if Extreme Home Makeover would come and re-do my neighbors house for them. It would exceed my goals for this year and help them so much. Sometimes I feel like the elderly in general get left behind in society and it would be amazing for this couple to know that people are still watching out for them.
    Thank you!

  178. Dear Ty,
    Hello! My name is yasin abdulkadir and I’m 23 years old. I’m writing to you asking you to please come to maryland riverdale and help my well, deserving parents. You see my father is a very hard worker who never seems to catch a break. He’s as honest as they come. I will tell you a short story of his honesty, but first i want to share with you the problem that broke my heart. You see, my mothers one dream is to help other people with food almost about 50 people who come to eat food at the mosque on every Sunday in reverdale md. and she hope one day god will help of that she is going. and just nothing has happened for her.my mom hope one day god will have her a big house where she will be able to house 100+ people to eat on Sundays and my fathers dream is to buy it for her and make her happy of that she has done. He’s been saving for a very long time which is not easy since he has to support my mom and 10 kids. But, he recently bought my mom her house last 2000 in the city of reverdale. we leave 4 bed room 2 and 1/2 bathrooms with is not helping us. when we have guest coming over we/ me and 4 brother have to sleep floor for 1 or 2 weeks antill the guest are gone. the happy this is my older sister just have a baby boy we have to hem one bedroom for hem and mommy.now are left with 3 bads rooms. my moms dream unreachable unhappy even though it’s the house is small! My mom cries every time my dad says comes home. My mother believes in miracles, so I’m asking you to please be my mothers miracle! One day my father went to get change for the bus for him and my mom, then got on the bus which started to move. My father stopped the bus driver, got off the bus then back to the store where he got his change then back to the bus again. My mom asked ” What was it you did,” he said ” the clerk at the store accidentally gave me ten cents extra change.” My mom was like ” are you for real.” If you were to see my dad you would think he’s the epitome of niceness!!! I don’t want to my mom to stop feeding this people and say i have done what she could and people will not get food to eat. please please please my family need you help we will all way add you guys in my prayer day and night that one day if (insha allah)if gods wills you will help us.
    Thank you for taking time to read my story.

  179. hi im 15 years old and I think my should have a chance to have our own home because we never had one .there are 5 people living in a one bedroom apartment .my mom has 4 kid and she took in a homeless person and she would do any thing in the world to give use a home that we could sleep in and be happy

  180. i live with my fiancee,his mother and his 25 year old handicapped niece.we live in a mobile home that is falling down around us. between all of us we do what we can but my fiancee is sick,christine his niece has ceralbalpalsy and grandma has survived cancer shes 76 years old she has raised christine from an infant.i moved in four years ago to maybe take some of the burden off of her.i work but its only part time.we live off of food stamps and it still doesnt last an entire month at a time. bless her heart our house is in fested with roaches the walls have holes in them. the floors are falling in.we have christine here there are no handicapped access in her trailor.the shower in grandma and christines bathroom is falling through.i would love to see this amazing child who has suffered all of her 25 years with this illness have some sort of comfort in her life.grandma deserves a whole lot of love and peace she has devoted herself to her grand-daughter.pleasehelp this well deserved family.

  181. Hello, I am a mother of 4 adult children, two boys, 2 girls. My 2 girls have special needs. My youngest daughter is 20 years old and non-verbal severely autistic with many other health issues. It takes at least two people to take care of my daughter 24/7. My daughter with autism attacks us to scratch us, she throws her feces at us and she breaks every thing of glass in our house, including every light bulb. The mental health clinic has her on so many meds and my daughter is showing some scary side effects. These meds are not helping at all. The doctor tells me there is nothing I can do other than keep giving her more meds to make her like a zombie! I refuse! I know the answer but it requires a home built to my daughters needs on my 14 acres I own in Arizona as well as the therapy equipment needed such as; an in-ground pool, barn, indoor horse arena, and special park-like playground with sensory integration swings and other equipment for a therapy park, all of this to give my child relief from body aches and pains, stresses, and occupy her mind. One thing will be missing with all of this, all the other children and adults who need and will benefit from having such a great therapeutic ranch. Actually, those people are not missing, they are all in our county, it is my ranch they need. Then I and my daughter may once again have a social life with those who understand us, those who are going through the same terrible things and feel all alone like they have to hide from old friends who would never understand how we live such a terrible life daily. I have named this ranch, Wings of Angels Therapeutic Riding and Swimming Ranch. Please help me help my daughter get off most or all these terrible life threatening meds and give her and others just like her a place to be, a park just for our special needs people and others who just want to relieve stress my working with horses etc.. Please come help. My email is kittyluvhorses@yahoo.com . I also have my other daughter, my oldest daughter is completely deaf and communicates through sign language. My daughter who is deaf has a three year old daughter, my granddaughter, named completely after me. I have a son who lives with me who had to quit his job just to help with his sister, my daughter with autism. My son is almost 23, this month is his birthday and he has given up his whole life to help me care for his sister. Please, we need someone to help, and then we can help others once again, as that is what I live for, the smiles on others. Thank you

  182. My name is Matthew. My girlfriend and I just bought a house from a buddy of ours. But the whole inside of the house is completely gutted.we need electrical wire, plumbing, walls everything you could think of that needs to be in a house we need it. You can even see the out side from the inside on some parts. Between the two of us we have 6 children. I have Chrohns disease and my girlfriend has RA. We really don’t have the time or the money to put into this house but we live in a two bedroom apartment. We take care of her grandparents and her parents. We just found out her dad has ALS and her mom also has the RA so if there is anyway we could get some help that would be great we are willing to do the work our self’s with help not a ski g for people to just come in and do it. We have her three girls all the time my boys every once in a while I would really be grateful if we could get your help thanks and god bless

  183. I am 31 years old, have been married 14 years today, have two biological children(ages 9 and 12) and my cousins daughter (age 5) whom my husband and myself are raising. My husband ended his active duty military career on December 29, 2012 of almost 8 years. We were living in a 20 foot motor home for about 4 months (of which the roof leaked). for about 2 months now we have been living in a mobile home that is a serious work in progress. We paid $750.00 (yes that’s right less than 1k). we bought this trailer because we had very little money at the time and needed something bigger for all of us to live in. We had to tear out 90% of the walls and replace the insulation, re-do the wiring, re-do ALL the plumbing and so forth. We are still in the process of putting walls up; not to mention we have no kitchen at the moment. Where I do ALL of our cooking is in our 20 FT motor home and then everything is carried inside the trailer house and sat on a fold out table and that is where we eat our family dinner every night. We still do not have our own electricity hooked up to the place; we are running off of an extension cord coming from my parents house (of which during the day the only things running are the two a/c units and the computer. we do have running water (due to the fact that my dad is letting us come from his water well)…As I said in the beginning, it is a work in progress that is taking us a VERY long time to do because of finances, and the fact that I do A LOT and I am unable to work on it like I actually want too. It doesnt help that the only car that we have is really old (for a car) and it recently started having problems (which is bad since its my husbands only means of transportation to and from work)… so the work I’ve been doing on his car, plus I’m also in school, and taking care of three kids all day..I am really stretched out thin!! …Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

  184. I sent in a taping of what was wrong with my house that woul qualify me for a home makeover but I did more crying than anything , I dealing with a loss but im upbeat and smiling even though my house is falling apart around me . when you walk in it smells damp , kinda mildewy , there are holes in the walls where mice & rats get in before we cover them up . light fixtures are dangling the kitchen ceiling collapsed several times because the bathtub leaks down into the kitchen ,the house was flooded in 1985 and not much was done to it . Vincent help to build this house for his grandmother when he was still in high school and he just did what he was told and one big thing that was not done was insulation .We are afraid of a house fire one night I have been sick since 2001 when I got Breast Cancer and beat it then in 2006 I got sick , I couldn’t breathe and I started having blackout spelland for 2 (two) years I have seen every doctor you could think of and finally when they said I was having a minor heart attack one of the doctor said she thought she knew what I had but there is only one dr. specailizing in this area. I have Pulmonary Artereal Hypertention and when then got me to Pittsburgh , Pa they said I got there just in time, two week maybe and I would not be here . I’m still here but now my lung are having allergic reactions to my house and we can’t figure out what it is I’m on oxygen 24/7 and lots of medicine and I have been approved for a Heart & Double Lung Transplant so that were I am at now I’m getting lots of shots in preparation for the surgery. I used to be very outgoing I would cook for some older Vets , teach people about breast cancer and letting men know that they also could get breast cancer alot of men don’t know this , And I help a good friend run for city council and get young peole signed up vote so they can feel like their voice is being heard and also feed alot of the young people because the didn’t have anyone here and I just wanted them to feel like someone cared they started calling me ma. thank you and god bless you Ty for all you do………

  185. hi my name is dacia my moms bestfriend and me have gotten really close her son has spent the last 2 years pretty much living with me and my fiance he just recently got his arm took off by a train the boy is an amazing 15 year old who has nothing but a ps3 and now he cant even play that because he only has one arm he loved to play yugioh before all of this happen and now hes not sure he can even do that his mom is not the most well off she and her roomate all togather have 7 kids and she has coustody of her grandchild they struggle to pay rent every month and to pay there electric bill right now they r sitting in the hospital waiting to see if he will pull threw this in high spirts and they just need any help that is possiable there house is falling apart it needs so much work and they just dont have the money to fix it or the money to move into a bigger home when you have 8 kids and 2 adults in one home and people have broken in to there house and stolen the food out of there freezer and cabnets they are amazing people and they just really couldn use some help to make there life and the childrens lives much better i would appreciate it so much if they could get some help please contact me

  186. My 19 month old daughter was born with a genetic disorder. They can’t find anything wrong with all the tests they do so they can’t diagnose her with anything. The only thing they do know and have diagnosed her with is epilepsy because she has almost constant seizures in her brain and they have tried all the treatments and none of them work. My daughter Ellie does not walk, sit up, crawl, hold her bottle, not even hold her head up. She can’t see she has bad vision but she can hear. The doctors at Childrens Hospital have given up and sent her home to just be comfortable. Very soon we will not be able to carry her like a baby anymore and she will need some type of wheel chair. Our home is in very bad condition and is not wheel chair accessible at all. We need a lot of help and we live in Ohio and in a county where there is not much help at all. We just want the best for Ellie and we need a home more fit for Ellie. I live with my mother and three sisters and its very crowded here and me and Ellie sleep and live in the living room because there is no downstairs bedroom and she has a lot of equipment. One of her seizures made her loose the ability to suck on a bottle so she has a feeding tube. She has had a rough life so far, two surgeries, countless tests done, and many hospital stays we basicly own a room in the hospital. I want Ellie to be able to have a good life while she can and this house is just making the situation worst. Please help us she deserves this and it would make life so much better!

  187. Hi my name is Kendra Chavez i am 24 yrs old and a single mom. I would lke to nominate myself for a future show. I married at a young age not realizing what i was getting myself into. I started out being a stay at home mo life was going great, i had my first daughter at 17. My ex had a drinking problem and as time past it got worse. Jealousy became an issue as well as trust. After my youngest was born things became much worse. I wanted to leave the. situation but became scared fur my life. I took it all the beatings everything. Until one day i realized it was too much so i left. I was staying with my mom and trying to find myself and figure out what was next. Aboyt 6 months later my ex basically kidnapped and kept me hostage , threatening my family if i were to leave. I stayed and pretended to be happy until one night he almost took a hammer to my head. A few days later i was able to escape and stayed in hiding for months. I got away… now i am strugglin working 50 hrs a week trying to raise my girls. We were from house to house for the past 2 years and finally i came acroos an opportunity to buy a house. Its isnt in the best of neighborhoods but it will be mine. Thinking issues would be minor i took it. Not realizing it was this bad i have one bedroom where my children and i stay and the living room is fine . The kithchen walls are deteriorating and my upstairs is soo bad i have it blocked off . I dont have the resources to finish it. I only make min wage . My children deserve so much for we have had nothing until now. And yet i have failed them once again. Please help us and help me to finally give my children the opportunity to look forward to being at Home.

  188. Please consider my family for an extreme makeover: home edition makeover. The recent economic depression and housing issues have sent our lives into a topsy turvy.

    I am a single parent. I held a steady job and owned a house, divorced and without any children at 38, when I started my own family with the assistance of a cryobank. While preparing my house for my newborn, I encountered significant water/mold damage. My family moved into and out of our house multiple times due to safety issues, and our dogs moved into and out of kennels. Eventually, we were able to move back into the house, but my job of eight years was eliminated as part of a mass layoff (mostly due to outsourcing) and I was not able to find a new job until I expanded my search out of state. My house of ten years was sold at a Sheriff’s auction and I uprooted my young family to follow the out-of-state job. At around the same time there were several family set-backs. I was layed off a couple years later because my clearance was denied due to financial difficulties I suffered during a finite period of time following the first layoff. So, the initial layoff turned into a double-whammy. I tried to move to a familiar area but was not able to find ample employment and housing to afford to stay there. We recently moved in with a friend out of state (again) in hope of re-establishing ourselves and finally being able to settle down again, like when this first started. My daughter is nine years old and has attended 8 schools: 2 in Ohio, 3 in Southern Maryland, 2 in New Jersey (due to hurricane Sandy), and 1 in Texas. Our dogs have been in and out of kennels over the years. We are finally all reunited thanks to the kindness of a friend in Texas. Still, we need to find a place to call “home”. We have been trying to establish it since before my daughter was born in 2003, when I had a steady job and owned a house, and we have been living in limbo trying to find a new place to call “home” ever since I lost my house.

    My daughter is an exceptional student, very bright and talented. She loves participating in musical theatre, among other activities, and has been approached about modeling. She is very, very outgoing and loves to make friends – of all ages! She misses not having a home of our own, though.

    Please consider my family for the next extreme makeover: home edition makeover!

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

  189. Dear Ty,
    Hello! My name is laila and I’m 18 years old. I’m writing to you asking you to please come to Michigan and help my well, deserving parents. You see my father is a very hard worker who never seems to catch a break. He’s as honest as they come. I will tell you a short story of his honesty, but first i want to share with you the problem that broke my heart. You see, my mothers one dream is to own her own home and my fathers dream is to buy it for her. He’s been saving for a very long time which is not easy since he has to support my mom and six kids. But, he recently bought my mom her house last July in the city of Dearborn. Except, the city has made my moms dream unreachable even though it’s right around the corner! My mom cries every time my dad says he’s going to sell it. My mother believes in miracles, so I’m asking you to please be my mothers miracle! One day my father went to get change for the bus for him and my mom, then got on the bus which started to move. My father stopped the bus driver, got off the bus then back to the store where he got his change then back to the bus again. My mom asked ” What was it you did,” he said ” the clerk at the store accidentally gave me ten cents extra change.” My mom was like ” are you for real.” If you were to see my dad you would think he’s the epitome of niceness!!! I don’t want to oversell my dad but i can safely say to you it’s impossible to oversell him!
    Thank you for taking time to read
    my story.

  190. Hi My name is Emma Plumb and I live in Mauritius, I love watching your programme and find the work that is done by yourselves and the people that volunteer with you heart warming. I know living in Mauritius is a long way from America but I thought I would give it a try anyway.
    I support a charity called Paws, they help the stray cat and dog population of the country its NGO and has to raise all money to maintain the shelters for themselves. They are at the point where they are starting to raise money so that another shelter can be built and depending on the funding would like this to be bigger and better than any of the others so that more animals can be treated and then found a home for. One of the main aims for Paws is education as the community needs to be educated of the importance of sterilsation and how to treat their pets so a school facility is again being considered.
    I am writing to you to see if the team would like to come all the way to Mauritius and please help our charity to build this shelter or if not contribute in some way shape or form. With a fully functional shelter and clinic the sky is the limit, the dogs and cats of Mauritius would be very grateful. I know that this is a long shot but please give it some consideration, on a personal note I would love to meet the team. Thanks Emma

  191. Hi, my name is Rene Alvarez. and I know someone who needs a house makeover from the best in the business. My grandmas house is in need of some help. I’m pretty sure some people have it much worst but I thought id give it a try. My grandmas house is pretty old. She lives with her son my uncle who is an ex-veteran in the army. he has such a small room that i think he deserve bigger. and as for my grandma she is just an amazing person. she has the soul of an angel. she’s caring,sweet, and really a joy to be around. her house has no central heating or AC. So you can imagine how hot it get in her house during the summer and how cold it gets during the winter. she’s had knee surgery on both her knees a couple years back and she deserves a better,nicer, and safer house for her. so please consider picking my grandma to get a new fresh house. thank you again.

  192. My family’s relatively stable lifestyle was turned upside down due to reasons beyond my control (I am a single parent). My daughter(9), our pets and I have been living in limbo ever since my position in the IT Department of a bank was eliminated as part of a mass layoff, in my case mostly due to outsourcing. Our experience includes significant water damage, the loss of our house on two acres after a mass layoff at a bank, following the next job out of state only to be layed off again a couple years later, trying to move to live near family only to find that I could not afford it and recently moving to live near a long term friend. In a short period of time we: lost our house of ten years, lost our family home (where I grew up) of about 40 years and some of the contents, my father died and my mother was diagnosed with dimensia, I lost two jobs due to layoffs, have been having to relocate and kennel our family pets and have stayed in eight different places and attended about six schools over the past 6 years. We’re feeling the stress and burnout from constantly moving, living in limbo, exhausting our funds, and having to adjust to each new area. Please help us establish a stable household again. We have been on the run, searching for a place to call “home” for so, so long… Having our own place to call home would make a huge difference in our life!

  193. Just gave birth to 7 month old triplets 2 boys and a girl. Lost my hous last year to hurricane Iren when I was pregnant, and lost my home again this yr to hurricane Sandy. My husband and I have run out of money to to raise our house to avoid future floods please help us

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  195. Me and my husband just bought a house from his uncle. It needsa lot of love and work. My husband is a disabled veteran that served in the ARMY.in Iraq. He has worked very hard but he can only do so much, the other men in our lives are also disabled and can only help us so much. We are struggling to make this house a lovable home for us and our 16 month old son. With my husband being diagnosed with PTSD we has a hard time saving money as it was affecting his work. Any help would be such a blessing. It feels as though our veterans sometimes just get pushed a side and don’t get the help they need. Thank you for your time and thank all you veterans and active duty for all you do.

  196. Hi My name is Karen Macera and I am writing to you for help for my friend. She is a wonderful person who has always been there to lend a hand to anyone in need. But this time she is the one in need. Ill try and make this as short as possible. The problems all started maybe 17 yrs ago when her sister who had lived with another sister came down with diabetes so badly that her kidneys started to fail. Her health was failing quickly and at a very young age of maybe 25 at the time they knew they had to do something to help their sister. Well eventually her kidney failed and one of the sisters ended up donating her kidney to her. She was going through life with other medical problems and many pills a a day but none the less the sisters were always there to help her. About 2 years ago she had yet another set back she fell and was unable to get up and being in the house alone for many hours and broken bone that was cutting off her circulation she ended up having to have her leg amputated. She spent many months in the hospital and rehabilitation centers and finally went home to one of the sisters house. Upon returning to the sisters house, the sister informed her that she was no longer welcome there and that she couldnt handle the responsibility of a handicapp person in a wheelchair. She was forced to move into her other sisters house with one leg and her wheelchair. The other sister didnt even allow her to get her pills or her clothing. She is now living with my g/f (her other sister) and the living conditions there are ridiculous. She is suppose to walk daily with her walker the house is too small to accomodate the walker. She is living in a 3 bedroom house with her sister and her brotherinlaw and 4 children. She is forced to sleep in the wheel chair or on the couch. Her sister is drowning in bills and has exhausted all outlets to get proper housing for her sister. If you guys good maybe just expand the house they are in for them and put in some handicapp facilities i know that would mean the world to them. She is living in a raised ranch where she has to wait for someone to carry her wheel chair down the stairs in order for her to go outside. She is trapped and it is affecting her health with the depression shes slipping into. Her sister has done all she can but without a handicapp vehicle the sister is healthy enough to lift the wheelchair into the car to take her to necessary appointments. It is such a complex story and so many people living in that small house. Some are thrown into basement bedrooms and the kids are good they dont complain but with the house being so small the wheel chair isnt able to get down teh hallways sometimes. She is forced to wash in a basin at times because she doesnt have the stability or equilibrium to balance herself to get into a shower. She has not been able to walk with the fake leg that they gave her and its making things so much harder on all involved. The kids cannot have friends over becuase there is no where for them to be with their friends. I feel so badly for them and would love nothing more than to see a good friend get some help!!! Please and thanks

  197. I’m begging on bended knees to please choose my Grandmother, Mrs Clara Houston for an Extreme Makeover. She and my late Grandfather have been Foster Parents for dozens and dozens of children, opeing up their home and hearts to children in need for over 30 years, adopting 1 of the children and with many failed attempts, trying to adopt a little girl she had in her care since she was 3 months old. Year after year, she and my Grandfather would try to adopt the little girl, but never succeeded, but they stayed prayerful. Now besides taking care of children, my Grandmother did mission work, taken care of and praying for the sick and shut-in, even taking in family with no where else to go or just in need. Later, my Grandfather was striken with cancer, but that didn’t slow her down from taking care of him, the children and others in need. In October of 2000, after years of suffering with cancer, my Grandfather passed away. Shortly after, Grandmother became ill and had to have two knee surgeries. My Grandmother stayed strong and continued to be a Foster Parent throughout her recovery, and continued the fight to adopt the little girl she and my Grandfather cared for all these years until around 2008. With sorrow in her heart she left her beautiful home in Saint Petersburg, Fl for she could no longer care for children and decided to move to the home she grew up in as a child, her mother’s home in High Springs, Fl. After a long fight, in 2008, she was granted the adoption of the little girl she raised from an infant, that young lady is now 17 years old. But instead of relaxing and enjoying retirement, my Grandmother is constantly trying to patch up her home. The floor dipps when you walk on it, the walls are falling apart. In the bathroom, the floor feels like it is going to give way anytime, the sink has pulled away from the wall and the cabinet underneath, you can just about see the ground. When you sit on the toilet, it sinks to the ground, so you just pray you dont fall through the floor. The tub is on it’s last leg and not big enough for her support chair when trying to bath, so she mostly wash up in the sink or a bucket. My husband and I have done all we can do financially, and none of the family can help, yet Grandmother is still making room for others and cooking Sunday dinner for everyone in her deteriorating kitchen. My husband and I recently purchased a new- to- you stove and vent for her and noticed the floor in the kitchen is starting to dip now and the upper cabinets have pulled away from the walls and the lower cabinet under the sink has callasped,so she just sits her pots on the floor. Grandmother never complains, just keep helping others, cooking and praying…saying the Lord will provide,she aint worried. But we are….Please, please help Grandmother,we tried everything to get her home restored, but no success. Grandmother Clara has provided a home for so many Foster Children and others in need, and now she is need of an Extreme home make over…Please help!!!

    Sincerely yours,
    Erika Boone

  198. We are living in a house we built about 6 years ago and really ran out of the money and the energy to finish it. I have a bad neck and headaches every single day, and the way my husband works he is not getting it done.
    We are trying to Foster to adopt and it seems that this house is what is getting in the way of us finishing that application. My son wants brother’s and sisters so badly and we have not been blessed with more than the one amazing child. I guess I just wish there was a way to get this house completed so we could move on and start living life, instead of always feeling stressed and torn down by it.

  199. Hello my name is Tiffany Holmes I am writing this on behalf of my grandmother Rebecca she is mthe most amazing person I know, it truley is an honor to know her. She has always been the rock that holds our family together. My grandmother has seven children, my mother is the oldest. In 2005 my grandmother lost her home of 30 years due to hurricane Katrina, as well as her husband. After the death of my grandfather it has just been a snowball effect of bad news. I have 3 uncles that have sucked her dry of all her money. She is now living back in her home after 5 years of living in a FEMA trailor. My grandmother is over 70 Years old and still works a full time job in a oil refinery. She is still supporting three grown men that are capable of getting jobs. They blame it on the death of their father all these years later.,I’m just afraid that she will never be able to retire and live the rest of her days peacefully. My mother wants to move away from Louisiana but will not leave her mother behind,my grandmother refuses to leave her-home where she shared so many memories in…I really just want to see her happy again in the home she was once so proud of..She needs to be at peace, she has always did everything she can for everyone. She can always make you smile even on your worst day. I just want to be able to give back something for only her so she can feel all the love that she has shared with everyone else …Please help me give her, her dream home…. Thank you

  200. Our home is a disaster. Just recently due to no banister I fell down the stairs and cracked all of my ribs and broke my arm in two places. This is not the first time i have ben injured it is the first time I required hospitalization due to the severity. This is complex and I am crying as I write this but, when my now husband first purchased the property a few years ago he was scammed by a supposed professional contractor who literally tore every room apart at the seams. He took all of my husbands money only completed (half way) a few projects left my husband in debt and with the task of trying to make the house habitable. It is a disaster. He (my husband is a school teacher, he has stents in his heart, is constantly stressed, has had a terrible life and I have never had my own home even growing up as we were constantly being evicted, i would come home from school and find that I did not live there anymore, This is my first real home and I am afraid that we wont have it as it costs every penny to try and fix it but it is still very unsafe. Sometimes I think that the house is out to get us. My husband and I were just married in June and becaue the house takes every penny just for repairs we never even took a honeymoon. We are not young my husband is 60 and I am 55. This was suppose to be our safe place my safe place. I spent the first six years of my life in foster care homes with no real home to call my own and then from six until I moved out at 15 until I got married recently I never had a safe place. My husband works all day at the school and then comes home and literally puts walls up. This is terrible and wish that I could help him, We have both been through such hard times in our lives that i wanted our marriage to be a new beginning filled with love, happiness and a safe haevn it is anything but. We do not even have gas coming into the house because the gas company requires thousnad of dollars to run a line so my husband in his condition chops trees into small pieces to put into a make shift furnace he built that will heat the house in some parts by the wood. This is back breaking as we do not even have a wood splitter he uses an axe and drags the wood in. I just want he be able to come home put on his sllippers and relax after a long day of teaching. He drive almost 150 miles a day to get to his job leaving at 6 am for the hour long commute. I amnot working and he is trying to pull the whole thing himself. I am worried about him as his health is failing now with elevated prostrate which requires more biospies next month. Our marriage and happiness is being compromised. He is a good man who deserves better than what we have going on on a daily basis in this house. Please help me help him be at peace.

  201. Hi I’m askin for help for my family because my grandparents deserve it more than anyone. I am 30 yrs old and am a single mom of 4 great kids. We live with my grandparents in a 3 bedroom house! My grandparents raised my little sister and I as their own with no doubt or regret of doing so. I was a very sick baby and child. I was diagnosed with asthma as a baby and have been struggling with it every since. In the last two years have been my worst time. My oxygen always runs low, therefore i have to be on oxygen. I use to recover from an asthma attack in a day or two but now it takes alot longer like two to three weeks. My children also have asthma and i want their quality of life to be as best as they can live. If we continue to live in this house i dont think our asthma will ever improve. My grandparents are the only ones to be there for me when I needed. They have helped me in taken part with helpin raise my children. There are times I’m in the hospital for a week and my grandmother steps in and gets my kids where they need to be and all! My grandfather helps by picking them up everyday. They also got my sister to raise. They are the most in unselfish, giving and caring people I’ve known. Their house is only a 3 bedroom 2 bath so they have a room my little sister has a room and 2 of my boys share a room. My daughter and my youngest son sleep in the wash room which has a washer and dryer in it. This is where all dirty laundry goes till it gets washed. As u can imagine the dryer puts out alot of dust. Plus not much room for us. I’m in sure if the dust and all is causing my asthma to get worse but since I have been in this room I have had lots more trouble with my asthma. My quality of life is deminishing. I miss being able to breathe! Also there are cracks around the doors which causes the electric bill to be over $500.00 a month. My grandmother is always worried about making ends meet. And she wants to get the house fixed up before its to late. I want this for all of us. There is black mold rotting under the kitchen sink which can’t be good. There are holes in there bathroom from rotting wood that they just put that expansion foam in. There are constantly having bugs and critters in my room from rotten door jams. Alot of the electrical plugs spark when u plug or unplug stuff into them. We have extension cords to get more outlets cause there r not enough on the walls. We have no smoke detectors and I’m afraid the old faulty wiring may cause a fire no one gets out of. My grandparents are getting older and I will never be able to get this house safe to live in on my own. Not to mention we are all just wall to wall. There is no room to put our things like the kids toys or dressers for our clothes we often just use laundry baskets. I would love to thank my grandparents with the ultimate gift and this would be it! Also i would like to give my children each their own space so they can have their own things to look at play with or enjoy! As it is now we all argue alot but it’s because we are Wall to wall and no one has their own privacy or space. Nobody gets time to them self or anything. Please help me help my family! My grandparents are not in the best health either. They have retired now butthey use to be envolced in thee community and still are kinda. All of this has caused them to get behind here and there. The bills are always knocking at the door and my grand mother worries so much, I think if you could help me do this that she won’t have to worry bout this stuff anymore so maybe she can enjoy life. Also my children can have friends over again as it is now if their friends come over they have to play outside cause there is never any room! Ty and crew please pick my family for this show. We would love to be able to breathe clean air in our home. If u need a video of my family and house please let me know I can provide one. Thank you for any and all considerations! God bless all of you and yours

  202. I am 13 and i live with my Mom, Dad, Sister, and I. My dad bought a house about 13 years ago. Its was an old house. OLD. He decided to gut it, and remodel. We have been strugling financially for a long time. He couldn’t end up finishing it, but he finished my sister and i’s bedroom for us. For 11 years now, we have been living with just insulation, and the bottom layer of floring ( dont know what it’s called ). 3 years ago, my dad went into a coma. He was in severe diabetic shock, and almost past away. we are stuggling even more now, financially, and we just cant finish this house. you have no idea how much this would mean to my family. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee help us. i know it’s not as bad as some people, like hurricane victims, and i feel horrible puting this out there when i know there is someone who has it even worse than me, but pleeeassseee help us . this would be such an aaaammmmmaaaaazzzzzzziiiiiinnnnnnnggggg. blessing. i love the show and i love how you do such amazing things for people in need. , i can send you pictures….thanks soo much. God Bless! <3

  203. me and my fiance live in a small farm house that is probly 50 + yrs we live in the middle of nowhere and really don’t have anything we have never had good luck and still don’t we live on little money the best thing we have is our four year old we just want a place we can call home with her that has room for us and her a bathroom that’s not falling apart a place my daughter will want friends to come to we hardly have work and r going to marry on november nineteenth 2011 there would be no better present than comeing home to a house that feels like a home or haveing room to expand our family thank you

  204. Hi my name is Jalen im 17 years old and this isnt not anything for me this is something for my family the whole family. We have an big family and like my great grandparents has had this house for over 20 years now and every sunday the whole family goes down there for sunday dinner but the family is haven harder times right now because the house is getting kinda old the floors are coming up the ac bearly works everything is old and bearly working and my great grandparents still is living there. AlsoThe family really isnt coming together like old times because the house and i would love to see my great grandparents smile and i would love to see my family back together and back stronger than ever. Please we need help here family is the best thing in the world that you will have and this house is really the familys real home for years and the house is slowly coming apart we need help we need yall help. Please and ThanksYou : )

  205. I am actually writing extreme home edition on behalf for my mother. Growing up my family has always been on the poor side and my mother was working every day long hours and back when I was probably 6 or so my dad was diagnosed with rsd as well as cystic fibrosis and heart disease which caused his health to fall apart. We had to move in with my grandma because we couldn’t afford our bills due to my dad not being able to work. So since I was 6 my mom has always had to work to put food on the table, take care of my brother and sisters and myself and also my dad. Well my Dads disease and health issues finally over powered him and he passed away. It will be 2 yes ago on October 16. He was a marine when he was younger so he was a fighter but couldn’t handle it after years and years of struggling with his health. My mom fell apart when he passed. But she is still working long hours daily just to try and pay her bills but she can’t get ahead and is always getting disconnection notices and such. I live with her as well as my 3 kids ages 2,3,and 6 and I do not have a job due to the economy and the the lack of jobs that can support my family and afford daycare to work. So my mom has always tooken care of everyone around her and she is tired and weak from working so hard and dealing with the stress and I just want to be able to give her something of her own. She has no bed as well so she sleeps on the floor in her room. My two youngest children have broken beds so they sleep on the couch in the living room. It would be a complete miracle and blessing if you guys could help me give back to my mother for everything she has been through and still staying strong. Thank you so very much and I hope to hear from you!!! :)

  206. My mom has been a widow since the year of Hurricane Charley 2004. My dad died in May and the hurricane came in August, and she’s struggling. She has tried to put on the best face possible, but she’s really having a hard time. She’s had to part with her valuables (including jewelry) to pay the bills and life has been one challenge after another. Her roof is leaking so badly, we had to place 3-4 pans when it rained at our last visit. My husband and mom tried fixing the roof with “tar and mesh,” but that only lasted for a couple days of rain, and it went right back to “raining in the house” all over again. She has a few broken windows in her home (a kid threw a rock through the front window we weren’t home) that she cannot afford to repair and there are no government programs available with funding to assist her. It’s gotten very dangerous in the neighborhood, there’re a lot of “break ins” on her block and others close by. Neighbors have even been attacked in their home and she has no security system or “secured locking” mechanism. In the summer time her home is like an oven, it goes over 100 degrees (she lives in Florida and cannot afford to put the AC on except at nights) and during the winter time she has to wear layers of clothing in the house as it’s so very cold. The utility bill would be too high for her to afford turning the heater on. She did have a portable heater that was given to her, but being the generous person that she is, she loan it to another mother with children who was experiencing the same challenges with paying her utility bills, and needless to say the heater was never returned to my mom. My mom’s home is always “open” to everyone. She welcomes all and is always trying to help those in need. Her home is the “hotel” for those visiting Florida, including family, friends and friends of friends including people she’s never met. Just this last July my Father-in-law got seriously ill and she not only welcomed him to live in her home so that she could care for him, but she literally had to care for him “around the clock” as he was severely. (His son with whom he was living with at the time, worked up to and over 18 hrs daily leaving my father-in-law alone to care for himself, (he was 90 yrs) eventually he was too weak to take care of his basic needs) While taking care of him my mom had to have him admitted in the hospital as he was so very severely ill. Along with her observation and past experience taking care of the elderly she noticed that his feet were severely swollen and his heart beat was rapid and erratic, so with the help of a visiting nurse they had to have him transported by ambulance to the hospital, and even while hospitalized she did not leave him alone. His family members live in another state and so he had no one close by to visit, but she made it a commitment to visit him daily and sometimes twice a day. She was so very exhausted that when we (my husband and I) were finally able to go to visit him (we stayed just about two weeks with him) she admitted that she was really tired (my mom never admits to being tired) and glad we came because it was taking a toll on her. As a result, he was able to live long enough for family members to say their goodbyes. He lived about 6 weeks after arriving to her home. The bottom line is that he was dying and no one knew until he was brought to her home. He enjoyed his last few weeks, he blessed her, called her his ANGEL and passed on to be with the Lord. My mom is a senior citizen. She has been the caretaker for many elderly people over the years and this is a passion that started with her grandmother as a child and stays with her today. She still visits the elderly, even friends of mine and if they are in need of anything, she’s the first to offer help. She takes them to the dr., pharmacy, grocery, church and even funerals. She will do whatever it takes, problem is she has no one there for her when she’s sick and need a helping hand. Besides the broken windows, bad insulation (this home was built at least in the 50’s) her main toilet doesn’t work and if you try to flush it there’s an overflow and the room gets flooded, her stove only have two burners working at this time, as for the leaking roof, (her deductible is $1000 and she cannot possibly afford that) she freezes in the winter and endure extreme heat in the summers. And most of all she always tells you when asked “How’s everything? She’ll reply, “I never have a bad day, because God never made a bad day.” She tries to stay positive during these hard times, but when she has to borrow money to pay her house insurance and her property tax, it’s very hard for her to “get back” on her feet after repaying the money she has to borrow. She’s tries to do any “day’s work/odd jobs” offered to her, just to make ends meet. I’m not in a position to help her as I’m not working and I was denied unemployment after working for a company 3yrs. What’s even harder is that I’m the only child she has, so there’s no one else to help. We try to stay strong and PRAY, this is what keeps us going. What’s even more difficult is that we moved from our home where we lived a very “comfortable” life. We had homes, businesses and all the “trappings” of a good life and we left our country of origin because we thought it was going Communist. So we lost everything and left it all behind. This makes it that much harder because my mom was a woman a “status,” who was very good with her “staff.” I would really like to see her with genuine faith, hope and love as she did then, and not just “putting on” a brave face for her family. I worry about her and pray for her a lot, we talk most everyday for hours at a time (she’s on my “my favs”) and I would love to see this miracle manifest itself for her with “Extreme Home Makeover.”

  207. I’M A FAMILY OF 9 IN A HALF WE LIVE IN HOUSING TRYING TO FIND SOME WHERE BETTER TO LIVE . WE’RE NOT HAPPY HERE BUT WE’RE LIVING TRYING TO MAKE THE BEST OF WHAT WE HAVE.I DON’T HAVE ANY HELP NOT THAT IT’S ANYONE RESPONDSABILITY TO HELP BUT I WISH I DID HAVE THE HELP. I WORK AND MY SON GET DISABILATY AND THAT’S HOW WE MAINTAINE THE BILLS. AND MY OLD MAN KEEPS THE KIDS WHILE I’M AT WORK OR FOOD SHOPPING I DON’T KNOW I YOU KNOW IT’S NOT EASY TAKING 7 KIDS SHOPPING THE OLDEST IS 9 AND THE YOUNGEST IS 1 IT BE CRAZY IN THE STORE BUT IT’S US. WE LIVE IN A 5 BEDROOM UNIT WITH 2 SMALL BATHROOM BUT THE LAYOUT IS WEIRD. WE ONLY US 2 OF THE ROOMS BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE SCARED TO SLEEP IN THE OTHER ROOMS AND I SLEEP IN THE LIVING ROOM BECAUSE I GET DEPRESSED IN MY ROOM. I DON’T COOK IN THE KITCHEN VERY MUCH BECAUSE IT’S SMALL AND THE STOVE IS IN THE CORNER MAKING ME FEEL CRAMP AND I CAN’T COOK. BUT THE REAL STORY IS MY DAUGHTER KEEP GETTING AN INFECTION AND HOUSING WANT HELP US MY BABY DOCTOR SAY’S IT’S COMING FROM THE UNIT AND IT’S NOT SAFE AND THEY DON’T HAVE ANOTHER UNIT BIGGER ENOUGH FOR US SO CAN YOU PLEASE HELP US I KNOW WE HAVE’NT DONE ANYTHING TO HELP THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE NEED HELP OUR SELF IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET AWAY FROM THIS COMMUNITY IT’S NOT ENOUGH HELP HERE. I JUST WANT MY KIDS HAPPY BECAUSE I WAS’NT AS A CHILD AND THIS CAN BE A START. EVERYTIME THEY WATCH YOUR SHOW THEIR HAPPY BUT THEN THEIR SAD AND I TELL THEN ONE THEY IT’S GONNA BE YA’LL JUST KEEP PREYING AND HAVING FAITH GOD GONNA MAKE A WAY.

  208. MY WIFE HAS LOST HER JOB DUE TO AN ON THE JOB INJURY WORKING WITH GOV. . WE HAVE 4 KIDS AND I WOULD LOVE TO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR MY FAMILY BUT SINCE SHE IS NOW RETIRED EVERYTHING IS ON ME. OUR HOME IS FALLING APART. IN 2009 MY WIFE LOST HER INCOME FOR ALMOST A YEAR DUE TO FAILED LOWER BACK SURGERY. SHE BECAME ADDICTED TO PAIN KILLERS AND WAS NO LONGER MY WIFE. I FOUGHT TO KEEP MY FAMILY TOGETHER AND PRAYED TO GOD EVERYDAY TO TURN IN ALL AROUND.IN 2010 MY LIFE WAS STARTING TO LOOK UP AGAIN SHE WAS GRANTED SOME WORKERS COMP. AND ANTHER BACK SURERY. NOW DURING 2009 SHE WAS IN HOSPITAL FOR DETOX AND DEPRESSION AND I STILL HAD TO MAINTAIN MY FAMILY. THE KIDS AGES ARE 19,17,8,AND 5 THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL DURNING THIS TIME. MY WIFE WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR FOR ABOUT 6MONS. THE KIDS AND I HAD TO HELP HER TO THE RESTROOM AND EVERYTHING. I JUST KEPT PRAYING TO GOD TO KEEP ME GOING, LIGHTS BILLS WATER BILL AND HOUSE NOTE WAS NOT MET SOME OF THE TIME BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE MADE. I HADN’T PAID A HOUSE NOTE IN ALMOST 2YRS DUE TO THIS WE HAVE BEEN BLESS BY GOD AND FRIENDS AND FAIMLY. MY WIFE IS BACK TO HER SELF AND MORE WONDERFUL THAN EVER BUT MY HOME IS STILL FALLING APART AND MY SAYS WE STILL HAVE EACH OTHER AND KEEP PRAYING THINGS WILL GET BETTER. EVEN IF I’M NOT PICKED I STILL WOULD LIKE THE CHANCE TO TELL MY STORY IN FULL TO MABE HELP ANTHER FAMILY. THANKS MARCUS

  209. My fiance and I have been together for about three years. We have a four month old baby and could not be happier! It has taken a lot of work but we got to move back into our home (after having to live in an apartment for a year due to a work relocation) and got it to wear its nice for as small as it is. The problem is we are already busting at the seams! Almost every house on the street is for sale and I fear that we will never get to have a second child because we will never sell our house and not have room for another one! I call our kitchen the fridge room because that is basically all that you notice when you walk in… it’s tiny… we did a ton of work on the house while I was pregnant trying to make it look nice but we don’t even have a good area for our daughter to play because there is no space! I spend most of my time in the house looking around at the things I would love to change but we don’t have the time/money to do it all…. the floor is the biggest concern because it’s going bad from below (not to mention all the loose nails and baby hazards) we work so hard… I just want a safe place for our daughter to play and grow … the bones of the house are good… but there is just so much more it could be and it really needs it bad!!! Please help us!!!!! My crappy paint job is an embarrassment and we need a home to be proud of …. or at least one we can flip in a few years!!!

  210. Its not me. It is my Mom and Dad. Since I was a little girl I never remember going without anything. As Ive reached adulthood I have had talks with my mom and she has told me different. She speaks of cars being taken away, trouble with homes,dry spells of employment and other things. It just hits me straight in the heart because its what they have ALWAYS DONE. My parents have ALWAYS made this world BE an conquerable place. Even though trouble happens they have always told me tha I have to work at things and things WILL work out. Somehow they work out. And I have always believed it. Somehow they shielded us from it.It isnt being nieve or false hope but it made a FIGHTER out of my brother, sister & I.We had 2 foster sisters when we were younger that my parents opened the house to. Then they oponed it to me when I was going through tough times. They had Mema and PawPaw boot camp for all of the grand children which came with a week of physical self improvement for each of the grand children,3 square meals and an AWARDeremony at the end of the week! They are devout Grandparents to now 10!They took each of our grandparents in and nursed them in their illnesses and now Mom has a bad back and climbs 15 stairs to get to bed after work and thats a long way for them to get to the bathroom thats on the first floor in the night.My parents housed all of the Grandpatents.My Gma, last of the Grand parents has passed May 25th this year.She had alziemers and lived with them over 10 years.The Docs couldnt believe how BEAUTIFUL and well taken care of she was! No bed sores rashes nothing ! And my Mom cared for her at home for the last 10 yrs! That is how much LOVE is in that house.My Mom talked ALOT about making it a Bed & Breakfast.It is over 100yrs old and can use some work. They have gotten water@times,the well acts up here and there. Daddy brings buckets in for his HONEY BEE to wash!They are happy but I would like to see them come home to a 1 flat to help with Moms back & neck and Dads shoulder that they nurse.They look young but they are getting older.They work but they have ALWAYS looked out for others.They give everyone a chance not once but 2 or 3 chances!A 1 flat or a Ed and Breakfast..I dont know but I would like to see them get a wonderful surprise. They have been marreid for 44 years!

  211. Hi! My name is Gladys Aldrich and I think me and my family should be consider for the show! I don’t have a story of how I help my community but I do have a story. I am 26 and I live with my boyfriend and our 3 beautiful children! My son who is 7 now was born with a heart disease/defect. And the day before his second birthday we went in to have open heart surgery and I have to say it was the scariest thing I have ever had to go through! We live in Orlando.FL. In early April 2003 my boyfriends mother lost a battle with cancer and left the house to him and with out it I don’t know where we would be. It is pretty old and we are a young couple struggling like alot of others. we have been fixing it up for the past 8 years and it seems like we are fighting a battle we will never win! My daughters who is 6 he room is is falling apart the floors are falling in. We have put plywood over it because you can see the ground. My son always has a runny nose and we think there is mold or something we can’t see. We have a well and probably the worst water ever! Our neighbors septic tank is to close to our well but we can’t afford to move it! Our house has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath and with 5 people there is just not enough room! There is just more then I could even list!! So please…..please help us!!

  212. ON DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY OF 2010 ME AND MY FAMILY’S LIFE HAD CHANGED DRASTICALLY. THAT DAY SHORTLY AFTER I HAD COME HOME FROM WORK , IM HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH MY HUSBAND WHILE PASSING MY GRANDMOTHER HER MEDICATION. THEN THE MOST DEVESTATING THING HAPPENED, MY TWO YEAR OLD SON AT THE TIME HAD PULLED A POT OF BOILING HOT DOGS OF THE STOVE AND IT GAVE HIM 3RD DEGREE BURNS ON HIS LEFT CHEST. HEARING THAT SCREAM , LORD KNOWS I WOULDNT HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT HIM. ME AND MY HUSBAND IMMEDIATELY RUNS INTO THE KITCHEN WHERE OUR SON WAS AND BEGAN TAKING HIS SHIRT OFF, AND IT WAS SO HOT I COULDNT TAKEK IT OFF FAST ENOUGH BUT MY HUSBAND GOT IT OFF. SEEING MY TWO YEAR OLD BABY ONLY CHILD AT THE TIME , SEEING HIS FLESH TO THE WHITE MEAT, WAS UNREAL

  213. My granny’s house has alot of old furniture and damage from hurricane Ike. She just retired and has been too busy raising my 3 younger cousins (ages 8, 6, and 9 months) to fix it up her self. For her birthday, (januaray 13) she asked all of her older grand children to clean her house for her but it was just too much even for us to get it like she want it. Please help her out. We would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,
    jessica Wilhite

    • I totally forgot to add our info :
      Vincent RIckert. Age. – 57 African American , disabled . Has four bio – children and three bio grandson’s .
      Glenda Mason age 48 Indian-Irish /black. , disabled Has two children boy / girl and two grandson’s who stay with me every weekend my mother is in a assisted living facility and was only suppose go be there for two month and now it’s been 4 1/2 yrs and her house is gone and I told her that I made a promise to my dad on his death bed to take care of my mother and my nephew and I let him down bc a monster got ahold of him , the devil comes in all shapes and sizes….
      Our address is 166 N 1st St Clarksburg , West Virginia 26301 ( downtown ) ……

    • Let me start off by saying that your show helps change lives and it is truly a miracle what you do to help people. I met my husband 3 years ago and when I did, he told me of how he was stationed in Afghanistan and fought in the recent wars. He was unfortunately in an accident in 2006 that caused him to have major back surgery and half his spin replaced with metal as well as him not having feeling in his left leg due to nerve damage. He fought for us and now has paid the price and the local veterans hospital will not currently help him. We were married in October of 2014 and his help is not currently great. He has been having trouble walking and last week was placed in a permanent wheelchair. He has such a big heart that he never has asked for anything. I am here to be his voice. We need some help. Our house is two stories and he is unable to go to the basement and work in the basement on his tinker toys. We also have no ramp to get his wheelchair in the house. He has a passion for cooking but he can’t reach any of the pots and pans or plates to continue his passion. He has trouble getting in and out of bed and even to the bathroom and maneuvering through the house since we have carpet. We have three children between us that are full of energy. We have a 6 year old, 7 year old, and a 13 year old. He is really struggling with this new way of life as we all are. We are all strong fighters but I have to speak up and beg for help. I am a high school math teacher and in North Carolina we are the least paid teachers in the country. We live paycheck to paycheck in order to try to provide the kids with what they want and need. It would be so nice to be able to give my husband what he deserves but I will never be able to physically build what he needs or financially be able to pay for it. Can you please help us. We are just in our 30s but my husband deserves to have a life that he can enjoy. He is a veteran and very proud of his country. Please help us.

      Thank you,
      Jodie baker

    • I do not believe this is where you apply for the Extreme Makeover Home Edition. You should apply through the official website via ABC. It is a written application that you must mail in. Any website like this one, who asks you to post things like your address etc and your story here, is not legitimate. Please be careful what you share and where you share it.

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