Our mom is a wonderful woman and has always done the best that she can to provide for her family. It seems that her life has just become more difficult since our dad left in 2001. There were times that she had to sell her personal belongings just to put food on the table. My brother and I had no choice but to work while we were in school because if we didn't we could barely make ends meet. Life has gotten better and my brother and I have our own lives. Our mom is still stuck in the same mobile home that she has had for at least 27 years. It is starting to fall apart but none of us can afford to purchase a home. She has been out of work since June of this year with a herniated disc that was pinching on the nerves and making it impossible to walk. She had surgery back in July to fix the issue but is not fully recovered. She will more than likely lose her job because she can not handle the back braking labor she has done her entire life after this surgery. I wish that my brother and I were in a position to help her get a house. The reality of it is that we are all struggling to make our way and we wish that she could retire one day but that will never happen because she has always put her family before just want her to have a nice place of her own that she can relax in without having to worry so much about the repairs that need to be done but that she can not afford. It has taken all of our effort to stay afloat these past few months and we could really use some help.
It's an awesome show. Wish that me and my husband could find the help we need or someone would give us a big lift off our shoulders. My husband was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer and only given fourteen months to live on June 5th 2014 our lives changed completely he haskemo and radiation 5 times a week he depends on a wheel chair to get around he lost use of his right leg. I had to stop working to stay ata home and take care of him he cannot be by himself at all. Just wish things were easier for him
We'll I have had it pretty tough see I'm a single parent of four children three boys and one daughter boys are age 15, 13, 8 and daughter 12 all three my sons are ADHD and on top of that my son that is 13 now at age 9 I found out he was a juvinille diabetic and it's been a rough time for us I always try to barely make it I just put faith in my lord and he helped me threw it I was 18 when I got pregant with my first baby and still in high school but I didn't give up and quiet school cause I didn't want my son think I was a quieter ago my entire senior year I was going to a vocational school threw high school I got a low income apartment my son dad didn't want to leave his mom home so I end up moving in a different school district just so I could make sure my baby had a rough over his head and he had colic and astma bad and at 5 months old he got rsv and made it threw it and I graduated then had my second son and he seem so healthy other than he was allergect to red ants so at this time I was working at Waffle House as a waitress and at McDonald to then I got pregant with my daughter and me and her dad split I us my tax money and rented a trailor then end up finding out there was rats in the trailor an she had 3 weeks old got rsv so I was in the hospital with her at three weeks old she kept skipping her breath thank god she made it threw and then about six months later her dad gets in bad trouble get thrower in prision for 19 years and I through my life was over all I could think about is my kids at this time I lived in a duplics working at a daycare and Waffle House had no childsupport comming in just did the best I could do and so I decide to leave Florida and head back to ohio where my mom was so I could have some help and that's when I adventurally rented me a nice house in ky after going collage for nine months for photography. And my daughter was four and I had my last baby Jamie and me and his dad was together for a lie but it was a very bad situation and at three years old Jamie the babie appendix rupture to I was scare the doctor took his appendix out he's now 8 doing a lot better but being a single parent did get my associate degree in web design but still been rough I move here to southern georiga to give my kids a better atmosphere than they have had in ohio. I'm just so trier of struggling I even with threw a bad part in my life when I went threw pantic attacks bad throught I was dieing but I didn't give up cause I knew deep down my children need me so I just put my trust into god and he helped me out of that hold I'm at the time still on meds for anxied it's been a little over a year since that happen but it change me the doctor said it happen because of a L that was happening in my life at the time someone broke in my house and stold all my kids electronics and it hit me pretty bad cause my son sugar leave was really bad I was so afraid I was going loose it but I didn't turn to drugs or alcohol like I have heard people has done for anxied I turn my self to god and prayed that he hlp me threw it and he has. So I guess that's why I believe I should be a good candidate for this funding because some of the things I been threw I hope no mother ever has to go threw. Thank you my number 912 253 6559
Hallo my name is Dalitso Mitti i wanted to ack if makeover is for free and if they do african countries because it will be nice if you could bring your show to africa also so please if you could bring your show to africa. we live in Ghana but we are from zambia
My husband and I have four children. He works very hard at Fort Bragg Army Base as an Electrician, and I'm a stay at home mom! My twins boy and girl, where born healthy. After I had to stay in the hospital for a month due to Pre-Term Labor. I had them at 8 months and they had to be incubated, and had to stay in the hospital for 1 month each! My daughter came home with a heart monitor, and when it was time for my son to come home he got very sick. They rushed him to another hospital and said they didn't know if he would make it! But he pulled through. But at 5 months old I knew something was wrong, they did tests and after seeing a lot of Doctors he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus! He had to have a Shunt put in his head! Now at age 11 he has had 4 surgeries, and they told use he would Never plays Sports, because it was too dangerous! He's had so many complications and let downs! We live in a small run down single wide, my husband would Love to work on it, but we can't afford too. But it's falling apart! Please help us! Thank you for your time! And there is a lot more to my story if you would like to here it!
Am single mom of 4 beautiful kids we live with my mom she helps out a lot with them and she has a big heart she work 2 jods for me and my 2 sisters most of her live I can't work so she's doing every thing she can to help with my and my sisters kids we don't have much room in my moms home there is 3 rooms so every ones on top of eachother my kids are going some hard time thay ben thru a lot more then kids there ages have I just like to make every thing easiers on my kid my mom by trying to get help with more rooms in my moms home for all of them. Ty you for reading this chass
My son, Mike, has had a cancer come back from a surgery in June 2013. It is a high grade sarcoma. It is a beast. The doctor says that now to help save his life, they must not only take his leg but part of his pelvis and take his hip. This is going to make life very difficult at his 47 year old age. He has a two story house (master on 2nd floor) and needs help modifying it so it will make his life a little easier. His surgery is going to be on 7/21/14. Prosthetics are much more difficult for this type of amputation. This is as bad a leg amputation that you can have and has a huge impact on the quality of your life. I wish that he could get help modifying his home to make his future life better.
I'm in desperate need of help. My father is such a hardworking man and his house is falling to pieces right under his feet we have ply wood everywhere from where the floor has fell threw , holes in the roof , mold in the bathroom due to not having a ventilation fan . I can't stand to see my dad go on and struggle like this it kills me because he's such a hardworker and would do anything for anybody I want us to all be happy again for my brother and sister to beable to have some normalacy please help us!
The link above is the actual local news story on Marissa and her accident. Marissa is at Mott's Childrens Hospital located at the U of M Ann Arbor Hospital where she was air lifted the day of the accident. Marissa's current state is she has been moved off the PICU floor to the rehabilitation floor still fighting for her life. Marissa sustained critical trauma to her head and brain. They performed surgery removing the left side of her skull to give her brain room to swell. Marissa has been brought out of her coma but still cannot walk or talk. Amy Vanmarter Marissa's mother owns her own home in Melvindale MI and does not have the money to reconstruct her home for Marissa's needs. Marissa is said to be sent home after another 8 weeks but to continue her therapy 5 times a day at the U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor. I am begging the show to please help this family out because Amy has no clue how she will be able to bring her home from the hospital in her current state. Please Please Please contact me!!! I pray to hear from you soon.
Hi my name is Elton and i am from South Africa i do see your show every week( re-runs)it breaks my heart to see how people on that show just like me got so much problems and gets chosen to makeover their lives and i watched i immediately get sad and always wish that something like that can also happens to been through a lot in my life and to see my family living this way breaks me know you don't do your shows in other countries but i am willing to share my story with got married a few years ago and all of my life i was taught to love my wife no matter what, i had a lot of jobs but every job i get even retrenched or just bad luck and the companies i use to work closes wife never had a honeymoon cause i could never afford that my kids living off charity thanks to good friends helping us heart breaks every time when i see the people on your show get help from others and i pray to GOD Almighty that something similar here in South Africa can help me and my family is not easy to say NO to your children when they ask for something nice even a toy and i can't afford it,so bless your souls for helping those in need and i wish someone can help us too God bless your souls to Ty Pennington,Paige Hemmis, Preston Sharp and Paul DiMeo God Bless you all and the rest of the ABC Crew this all the way from Elton Daniels South Africa Cape Town.
Hi my mother has rheumatoid arthritis,lupus,heart problems, and a amputated leg. She has taken care of my father for years (hes mentally ill) I grew up in the house that they are living in now and its falling apart and they cant keep it up anymore. I want so badly for my mom to have something for once she really deserves it. She has always given to everyone else but never thinks of herself. Can you help them? Thank you for taking the time to read this.
I am going out here in hopes that you can see the need for this family to have a home as they are in a trailer at this time falling apart the parents rented out there home for a short while and upon returning the washer was leaking for sometime and flooded 3/4 of the mobile there is no carpet and walls are swelling from the water damage and it smells really bad
The worst of this story is that one of the children where playing outside near the front porch when 8 month old Pit Bull belonging to the neighbours attacked and drug this 5 yrs old 20 feet from his front door to finish killing the child and he did! During the attack of the dog this childs brother 9 yrs. came up upon his brother being attacked and was unable to get the dog off ,,This little boy was in the car as they rushed his brother to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.. There are 4 other children 2 boys 2 girls who are re living this horrible death of there brother,,,dreams, nightmares, and a home that is falling apart, These parents had no insurance as dad just started a new job, mom has had major back surgery and needs more surgery's and is unable to work ,
The children don't want to live somewhere else because there little brother enjoyed the big property to explore nature this place has a stream where brother has played with fish , bugs, just had a great time . I am reaching out because it would be nice for the children to have a better home and not leave the memories of there brother truly hoping for your help? I have seen you do nice homes for other family's and I believe this family needs your help maybe a memorial or big play area where the dog killed this child would help the memories of happiness instead of looking out that door and remembering sadness you.
Crew stands for. It gives me hope that perhaps you can help me and my family. My name is bethany shell.
My husband and I have four children. The oldest being eight elijah. Our two middle children are four railey and graelyn. And our youngest, four months is patience. We live in a small two bedroom trailer. My husband works in comstruction. I am a stay at home mother. My husband has scooners disease. So it is difficult for him to work, he suffers pain constantly. The first thing I should expain is im not elijah and raileys bilogical mother. Their mother along with their younger brother passed away two years ago in a tragic drowing accident. She was only 23 and their little boy was barely two years old. This family has been haunted by their passing ever since. Their mother was my bestfriend. Their father and I fell in love after her passing and I desperetly try to keep her memory alive for them. I would give anything for her to be here. Even give up my marriage. I loved her as they did. Because of that I want to give them a life that she would have wanted for them. Our three oldest currently share one bedroom. So small that I cant fit three beds in it. Eli sleeps on one matress on the floor while our girls have to share a mattress them selves. My husband and I share a room with our youngest daughter. We currently have no way of transportaion. We rely on others for a way to work and when we are home. We are forced to ride a bicycle or walk to the store for anything that we may need. I have tried to make the best out of our situation and to have faith that our Lord will help us, but I truely believe that to recieve help you have to ask. I do not intend for all of my dreams for my family to come true but anything that you could do, anything at all is a blessing to us and I thank you. I will pray that someone reads this. And understands our situation. I hope that in reaching out someone will offer aid. May God be with you in all your days. And please by the grace of God I plead with you to contact me. or 6016694988. Thank you and God Bless
Help my mom. Please, she takes in kids off the streets but now she is really sick and can barely take care of herself. I'm trying as hard as I can to keep our family together. Contact me personally please.
we need help to have my son a better home which he can breath better with asthmas he has to take inhaler every morning and every night before bed to help him breath better we live in very big house but alot of repair we arent able to afford and bills always high my self very stressful i have 10 kids and was recently married to a wonderful husband hes suffering wtih asthmas attack we almost lost him on march 4th 2014 he was rushed to u of alberta storelly children hosptial from our small town mayerthrope alberta to save my son s life he was in picu for 2 weeks found out that hes allergies to animals dust our home are so dust i clean every 5 min please help me we arent working at all due to our injuires in the past that make us cant work for rest of our lifes we are deaf parents that lives with out any deaf system in our homes we are screaming for help please help me ty u were my favor man and has a great heart to give out people in need of new home we just lost our good van due alot of repairs and bills are high please contact 1780 727 2367 or email me thanks
Hello my name is lucy from Canada My life is back!!! After 5years of marriage, my husband left me and left me with our two kids. I felt like my life was about to end, and was falling apart. I contacted Dr. Ekaka on his email: and after I explained to him all my problem. In just 2days, my husband came back to us and show me and my kids much love and apologize for all the pain he have bring to the family. We solved our issues, and we are even happier than before you are the best spell caster Dr. Ekaka, i really appreciate the love spell you castes for me to get the man i ever loved back to my life i will keep sharing more testimonies to people about your good work Thank you once again in case you are in any problem you can contact this man for help he is always there in his temple to help you solve your problem
My daughter Shelby was diagnosed withe type1 12/08/09, Mom and Dad struggled with addictions, Mom clean for 3 years now. She is a Super star , sings and belongs on stage her favorite music is country of course, she loves the out doors, heres our problem our credit is shot and no one will approve us for a home that she she so much deserves. , we both have had steady income for 3 years and we want to give her what she really wants and thats home to call her own, we live with my parents and , and it can be stressful at times, please free to contact her on Facebook Shelby Sircy 615-593-7577 she is truly amazing and as you will see , she deserves, Please help us give her a home to call her own
I think what you do for people is amazing. Its great to know there is a tv show that can bring a community together and show how much they care. Not always to we see good on tv but Extreme Makeover has brought so much joy and happiness to deserving people they make tv worth watching. I always feel the need to go help someone after watching the show. I want to contact Extreme Makeover to ask to be on the show. My husband was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2013 then we lost our home due to a fire February 12, 2014. Five days after the fire, my husband had surgery to remove the cancer. I am thankful to say he is cancer free now. The insurance we had on our home only covers the amount financed leaving us with no funds to rebuild. We have four children and at the moment we are living in a two bedroom mobile home. Im happy to have my mobile home but there isn't enough room for everyone and our belongings. Our family would greatly appreciate the chance to be on your show and rebuild our home. Our community has came together to help replace some of the items lost and I am thankful for their kindness. A few of them suggest I contact Extreme Makeover as they know our community will come together again to volunteer help. Thank you for your time.
Well where do I start well my night mare began when I got the call December 6th a call that will forever be with me. My fiance had been run over by his semi truck I was scared to death. We had icy roads and snow everywhere. It took me 3 1/2 hours to get to the hospital where he was at it was his leg and there was a chance it would have to go we came home and struggled I did my best to take care of him for 7 weeks and got a job cause we were so broke we couldn't pay a single bill. I got my job so I worked and then came home took care of him the chores and made sure everybody had dinner then got a bath and off to bed. I then struggled to get a 2 year old to bed sometimes finally getting to bed at 2 or 3 in the morning. I would then go to bed to get up 2 or 3 times during the night to tend to the youngin . I would then get up at 6 get oldest ready and off to school and get the middle child up and ready for school before heading to work and getting off at 5 pm and starting over again. We are still struggling to make it and our house leaks we have tofight to keep it warm. I also have a 5 year old taking shots and amungest it all trying to keep needles awayfrom my kids ffor his shots he suffers from Noonan syndrome which means he is small and may he has to take shots 6 times a week he also has diabetes on top of it we could really use your help I have never used these words except when I got called for my job I am desperate I have so much on my plate with changing dressing from my fiance leg getting infected so he had surgery and has a huge hole in his leg I have to dress twice a day and shove gauze in his leg and giving shots working cleaning and cooking I am beat please I am DESPERATE
Hi, my name is Johnyl. I am doing this for my mother, soon will be her birthday she going turn 60 years old. I am 24 years old I am the youngest of 3. I went to Oregon school for the deaf I graduate 2009, before I graduate from high school. I went there for 9 years while that time I would come home from Salem, OR to Grants Pass, OR. Before I went to deaf school we were living in a house since before I was born, then after I went to deaf school, my older brother went to college, and my older sister kept running away. If you would like to see my blog I share about my life if you like to see let me know my email is . For somehow it won't let me send you the ink of it.
our family is in need of help any kind you will understand more threw my letter or our conversations it is safest for me if you contact me threw my facebook tammy lynn dillow pursley and pray you please give me ansd my children a chance to tell you our story
hello there.. I 'am Ernest Ann Moraga , I live here at the Philippines.. since I was a child we always had a small house full of there are clothes everywhere and our house is too small for the things around mom doesn't wanna let go of the things so until we grew up we always had those things in which we had since my brother , sister .. me, my son and my husband are all living together with our parents in ONE house,,!! Actually Since we were kids my sister and I always watch your shows on tv and we really wanted our house to be a part of your show... it would be a really big help for us if you could help us re build our home... my son is two years old, he has a heart disease.. so I really wanted to create a house which is perfectly safe for my baby.. also.. I would want this to happen as a gift for my parents and lastly because we wanted to have atleast a room of our soooo please.. please.. please.. help us,,, we dont really have enough money to build our house so I was hoping you guys could help contact me 09361476172 THANK YOU VERY :)
MY GRANDMOTHER IS THE ONE IN NEED OF A REMODLE. SHES A OLD TIMER. SHE HAS BEEN WITH THE SAME MAN HER HOLE LIFE WHO RECENLY JUST PASSED AWAY. HE WAS HER EVERYTHING. HER FLOOR IS FALLING APART ANYDAY NOW IT WILL CAVE IN. SHE DOESN'T HAVE THE MONEY TO DO IT. THEY R SO MANY THINGS THAT NEED DONE. WITCH WONT COST TO MUCH. SHE JUST DON'T HAVE THE MONEY AT ALL TO DO IT. I WANT TO SEE HER HAPPY AGAIN. ITS BEEN AWHILE SINCE SHE HAS FULLYED SMILED. EVERY SINCE SHE LOST THE ONLY MAN SHE HAD BEEN WITH. I WILL DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO GET HER HELP. PLUS HER NEIGHBOR IS TRYING TO STEAL HER PROPERTY. A BIG NICE PRIVACY FENCE WOULD BE AWSOME FOR HER. SHE HAD TWO German Sheppard WOLF MIX DOGS THAT TEAR HER HOUSE UP EVEN MORE. SHE HAD PLENTY OF ROOM TO MAKE A PIN JUST NO MONEY. ITS JUST HER TRYING TO PAY OFF THE BILLS AND ECT. I KNO SHE WOULD appreciate it FROM THE BOTTOM OF HER HEART. PLEASE DON'T LOOK DOWN ON electric in the upstairs stoped working. We have extension cords running everywhere in the houe PLEASE HELP HER. IM BEGGING.
First of all I love your show and everything you do! You guys are awesome
Now, I've recently gotten divorced, lost my dad in February, have no income of my own, and the house mobile home) my dad left me is in serious need of repairs.
My son, daughter in-law, and 2 grandson's (4 yrs and 3 months) live with me. There is mildew in some of the closets, the floors are bowed, there are even some holes in the floor. After my mom's death a few years ago, my dad just stopped caring I guess, and when he developed cancer last year, just couldn't do any repairs himself anymore. Now I am just worried about the health risks! I know mildew can be very bad for adults, so I really am worried about the little ones. We really don't have anyone else that could help us, so I am turning to you! Could you PLEASE help would forever be grateful if you could! And like I the little ones I am worried us.
Thank you, God Bless you and THANK YOU for all that you do
My name is Ariel Price and my story begins back in fall of 2002. I was only eleven the day our house burned down but I still remember everything about it. My mom coming straight from her job as our dad yelled at my brother thinking he was the cause. We watched fire fighters throw things from mine and my little sister's bedroom windows on the 2nd floor. Our mom tried to joke about it to cheer us up. The fire was started by bad wiring in the attic. It was not anyones real fault but the insurance company refused to cover it. Our parents decided to rebuild the top half but the state had us tear down our home because it had no foundation. With our house destroyed and living in the shed in the back yard, CPS took us away. In April of 2009 I left a bad foster home and searched out my family. I only have contact with 2 out of 3 siblings and my mother currently lives with me. Recently I found out that the property my mom owns can still be claimed and so I have her filling out the paperwork as we speak to get it back. My mom has done so much for us and because she has done it all while being a diabetic I want to give her the one thing she has tried so hard to give to us. A good home. I want it to be a surprise so please, I ask for your help to make it possible.
Dear Extreme Home Makeover my name is Amy Brown my daughter was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy1 year ago on the 7th November it is a genetic disease right now she has two walkers and she will be getting an electric wheelchair our home is not equipped for an electric wheelchair Rilee is unable to walk and its not able to get into the bathroom or other parts of our house with her walker or wheelchair she is only 2 years old and have to depend on me for everything please help if there's any way
Hi, my names Theresa Mc leod. Im homeless in Michigan warren in the matts shelter. I was in Canada visiting my boyfriend. I was living i New Jersey at that time. With family that i was think who cared but i guess not .They kicked me out. All my life i have been good to everyone i meet . But people are so mean in this world and cold heart. I do so much for others . That what mom would wanted . And now im in matts . in a new state . i dont have anyone . My story is crazy . But im looking for help . The shelter im at is not helping me with nothing im so stressed out im sick now . I just want to put my passed behide me and do well for my little girl. Im scarde that im going to stress my self out until i get real sick like my mom did. I really don't want to have that. please please help me . I want my child to have me in her life forever I love my little girl to death. I know there are good loving people in the world like me . I cry as im writing this . This is coming from my heart . my email is please help !!
HELLO MY NAME IS JASMINE RISNER. I AM WRITING FOR MY SON HAYDEN. HAYDEN IS TWO AND HAS LOTS OF HEALTH PROBLEMS. HIS STORY IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS. HIS PROBLEMS STARTED WHEN HE WAS BORN AND IT WAS NOT GENETIC. HE HAS DEPENDENT, AND NON VERBAL. HE IS A MIRACLE. MY WISH IS TO HAVE A HOME TO FIT HIS NEEDS. HAYDEN HAS A BROTHER THATS THREE MONTHS AND THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH HIM. WELL I GUESS I'LL KEEP PRAYING FOR ANOTHER MIRACLE. LOVE THE RISNERS
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