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.