Sunday, May 16

075. A Sweet Makeover

I have to say that I really love ABC's "Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition" so much. We watched the season finale and it featured a family that had two elementary-age children, one of which was born paralyzed from the waist down, and the father was recently diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and coaches the local high school football team. They are all so optimistic and loving. The guest helpers included the family that inspired the movie "The Blind Side." I am guaranteed to cry each episode, it's just a matter of how soon do I start, how long, and how hard I sob.

Lol, they brought in ESPN commentators and analysts and a NFL coach to narrate the demolition. The high school football team to help punch holes and rip out fixtures. Some volunteers have painted their chests and are cheering as the house is annihilated. The family is sent on the vacation to a sports resort in Denver, Colorado. It is here that they meet Demi Lovato, who the kids really like. She sings them an inspiring song about making a difference while the team's locker room is getting a makeover.

Ahahaha, Wilmer Valderrama came towards the end to help out because he is the voice of a Disney character called "Handy Manny". Handy Manny also came to help out too, the little son from the featured family (who is irrepressibly cute and tenacious) really likes him too.

CVS pharmacies and its affiliate that has been fighting to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease, are covering that family's medical debts. Hooray! Yes, I do realize the potential things that can/ will/ have gone wrong with this show, but I have chosen to look at it for the message and stories that it puts out. I'd be a perpetual sourpuss if I didn't try to focus on the silver lining from time to time. :P

The local community has paid off the remaining mortgage on the land and there has been college funds put into place for both the kids. Hooray again! it is quite an expansive house.

Anywho, here's a fun video that I found yesterday!

Getting back to work and research- see you tomorrow! <3

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