Tuesday, October 9, 2007

MOVE THAT BUS!

Kayla Woodhouse is a 10 year old with a rare condition that leaves her body unable to register pain or regulate heat the way an average human would.  A trip outside could kill her.  The warning twinge of pain that would stop any other person from touching a hot surface or sharp object goes un-noticed, potentially resulting in serious injury to Kayla.  Unfortunately protecting the vivacious 10 year old from the elements and herself does not come cheap.  Bills from a recent emergency brain surgery (unrelated) forced them to sell their home and the Woodhouse family found themselves in a financial nose spin that seemed unstoppable.

Enter a big hearted community, family and friends... and Extreme Makeover, Home Edition.  In a week's time Ty Pennington and his crew constructed a custom climate controlled home for the family, including a bowling alley, ice cream parlor and movie theater in the basement. 

1000's of spectators showed up for the reveal on Sunday.  The Pride of Mesa Ridge (the Oompa's High School Marching Band) was asked to perform and naturally I had to be there to witness their national TV debut.  Check out the camera checking me out, hey, I may even be on TV!  I'll be the one wearing the tan Bronco tee shirt on.  (the Bronco's lost, but I love them anyhow).

The Kayla Woodhouse, Fountain Colorado episode is scheduled to air sometime in December.

Did you know that Ty Pennington wears Calvin Klein?  Boxers I believe.

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14 comments:

mutualaide said...

I didn't know that Ty wore Calvin's until you showed me.  LOL

So nice that you and your family were able to experience Extreme Makeover up close.  Loved seeing all the pictures.

deshelestraci said...

Ha!  The man has no butt!  I can hardly watch that show.  I tend to cry throughout.
Traci

vampjack said...

We love watching that show, if its on in december over there we should get it about 2009!! I'll be keeping an eye out for you..Jack x

sdoscher458 said...

Isn't it great when a community responds like this? More of this should happen. We had ours a couple of months ago. A plane had crashed into a home, set it afire - everything lost, a lifetime...but luckily no lives. The Tampa Bay community rallied around these people and they wound up with a safer, better house than before. This show is just great, it can be a tearjerker...but they are good tears...love, Sandi

lacaza3 said...

so spill the bean how was TY was he cute in person
donna In TEXAS

womandriver2 said...

I love extreme home makeover.  I do not miss an episode and I cry at every episode!  My husband has dubbed it my weekly "therepy".  

Julie
www.xanga.com/juejee

cyn4mc2856 said...

I envy you the opportunity to be at one of these events.  This is my favorite TV show!  

Warm wishes, prayers and blessings for Kayla and her family.

mumma4evr said...

how cool!!!  I did massage on the workers for last season's finale....it was a blast and soo worth it!!!!

mpnaz58 said...

Wonder if Ty knows his bootie, with shorts showing, is in your blog!!  You go, girl!  
xoxo ~Myra

princesssaurora said...

Very cool pics... that is awesome that they stepped in to help this family...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

glensfork4 said...

How cool....I just love (Ty) that show....I cry at EVERY episode...sometimes I can't even get past the commercials.

Michele

demandnlilchit said...

I cant wait to see it.....I will be looking for the Broncos jersey but you should of wore the deely boppers that are on your head on the side of your blog, much easier to see in a crowd! lol

helmswondermom said...

Wow!  I'll be sure to watch this one!
Lori

hestiahomeschool said...

There is an Extreme makeover house close to the one we are looking at buying...the realtor told us to come on over and help. :-)