Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Season 3 Episode 30

Arena Family

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 14, 2006 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Arena Family
Somers, NY - The Arena family are given an extreme makeover. Jim and Gina Arena lost their six year old son, "Jimmy Boy", when he died of a brain tumor. The family used all their money on treatment and medicine, but that didn't help. They also have six girls and one more baby on the way.moreless

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  • Arena family

    It was a great show. And they have a daughter who has autism, too (she wasn't on the show). No wonder they needed help with the house, two children in the family with problems! I loved the fact that they created a room to celebrate Jimmy Boy, not to suffer and mourn, but to celebrate his life.

    It touched me that this family didn't find hard to give up almost every basic need just to help their son and brother. When you read Gina's account on their site, about having to let go of their son, and before that, having to enroll their daughter Jessica in a school because they couldn't help her at home anymore... it really made me cry. Congratulations to Extreme Makeover and all the people who help to rebuild lives across USA.moreless

    Yea, the show did forget one of the daughters. My sister knew the eldest one personally and in the bathroom there was a missing sink and in the bedroom a missing bed. all the show did was say sorry but they never went back to fix what they did. She really was a nice girl. And no she did not have a disability. So yea mess up on there part big time. But, i do not know what happened to her after the show. I think they said they did not give her anything was because she would be going off to college soon yet it is still no excuse for forgetting a girl! How could you do that?!moreless
  • Where was the missing daughter?

    Someone please tell me where the missing daughter was?

    In the submission video as well as the closing shot there was an additional daughter- in the last shot she was between the mother and father, yet she wasnt mentioned ANYWHERE within the show-

    it somewhat appeared like she may have had a diability, and although I understand the point was the death of their son- I find it disturbing that they would have kept her hidden from the show- was this ABC\\\'s doing?moreless
  • Tearjerker indeed!

    I really thought as usual and always this show is

    Indeed a tearjerker. But this is a family that has lost

    A son as the town comes to honor their son as well as

    Help out in building them a new home. You wouild think that as parents they would go before their son would.

    Sadly that wasn't the case for the Arena family!

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