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'Extreme Makeover' looking for local candidates

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Do you know of a deserving family who needs a makeover to their home? The ABC television show Extreme Makeover Home Edition is looking for families in this area.

The Banner Graphic received a phone call from the show earlier this week asking for help in getting out their request for deserving families.

"Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and now they want to drive their famous bus to Indiana. We are looking for the deserving people and inspiring families that America can really root for," said Casting Supervisor Rebecca Shumsky.

The show is looking for people with amazing strength of character who never give up despite any odds.

"Whether it's keeping their chin up in really tough circumstances or going out of their way to help others. We want to help people whose stories have really affected their community or made a big difference in other people's lives," said Shumsky.

"There are a lot of people who are heroes to those around them because of the way they inspire others and quietly serve their communities on a daily basis," she added.

Extreme Makeover is looking for families whose homes desperately need to be rebuilt and who don't have the resources, ability or time to fix serious issues with their home without help

Each episode of Extreme Makeover is self-contained and features a race against time to complete a project that would normally take at least four months. It involves a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire property including every single room of the house plus the exterior and landscaping.

To be eligible, a family must own their own single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives. Interested families should e-mail a short description of their family story to: castindiana@gmail.com

Nominations may be submitted by the family or a by a member of the community. Each nomination must include the names and ages of every member of the household along with a description of the major challenges within the home. Anyone submitting a nomination should be sure explain why the family is deserving, heroic and a great role model for their community.

If possible, a recent photo of the family should be included. All nominations must also include a contact phone number. Deadline for nominations is March 5.

For more information visit their Web site at: http://abc.go.com/primetime/xtremehome/i....

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That would be fun if the show came in and stirred up our community (our economy)! yippee

-- Posted by just a local on Sat, Feb 20, 2010, at 9:22 AM

I know a well deserving family that is in desperate need for thier two special needs children who were diagnosed with TWO rare genetic disorders. They are they only two in the world to have both of the disorders. I think it would be very beneficial to them as well as the local community to ne nominated for the Extreme Home Makeover as their home was found to be lead ridden after the girls were also diagnosed with high lead poisoning. They can't get the bank to take back the house so they can find another one...so they are pretty much stuck in a no win scenerio. I watch the program and I think it is a wonderful thing that they do. It would be great to see another deserving family in our area to have a miracle happen to them!

-- Posted by francille on Tue, Feb 23, 2010, at 10:35 AM

I too know the family that francille is talking about. This family has been through so much hurt and hardship. A new home that their children would be safe in would be nothing short of miraculous! ...The Appel family really needs your help!

-- Posted by Fawn Vincent on Tue, Feb 23, 2010, at 4:36 PM

The Appel Family from Indiana is the most deserving family I know. They have two daughters with extremely rare medical conditions and their daughters are the only two in the world to have it. The daughters who are very young will eventually go blind. The life expectancy is only to around the age of 20. On top of that their home has lead in it and to have that fixed would cost in the thousands, which is something they are not able to do. The girls are not able to get around on their own they need constant help. Please help this family so they can enjoy the precious time they have together without so many worries. I hope they get to hear those three words. MOVE THAT BUS

-- Posted by S Krohn on Thu, Feb 25, 2010, at 9:22 AM

The Appel family from Evansville, Indiana, I know that they work so hard taking care of their two very special girls. They have been through so much and haven't had much great news about Alex and Zoe's genetic disorders. I hope they are the ones picked, it would be phenominal for this family who deserve this more than anyone I know.

-- Posted by Katiemarie on Thu, Feb 25, 2010, at 2:30 PM

Zoe has been coming to our school cafeteria for breakfast and lunch and after seeing what this family hast to go through each day, it would be great if they could be chosing for this extreme make over. The Apple family would really appreciate the help thank you.

-- Posted by lravellette on Sat, Feb 27, 2010, at 12:31 PM

I have worked with these girls in a Spec Ed summer school program. Both girls are very loving and sweet. I have met Dad whom I believe to be the main caretaker. He is very patient and loving toward the girls. I would love to see their lives made more manageable for them. The girls have a hard time getting around. They have poor eyesight and aren't able to go outside. Their home is their life. I would love to see the Appel family receive the help needed to fix their house.

-- Posted by kristi54 on Mon, Mar 1, 2010, at 11:46 AM

I have known the girls mother since she was a high school student. She was a very active memeber of our youth group at church. Having children with disabilities is a strain on every aspect of your life. This would be a chance to give to a great and deserving family!

-- Posted by ajmax on Tue, Mar 2, 2010, at 9:04 AM

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