Friday, June 8, 2012

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition-Lymphoma story.

Two mothers each striving to keep their family safe and intact in neighboring counties in northeast Iowa. One woman, Audrey, is a mother of six widow who lost 1/4 of her brain and most of her eyesight following five massive aneurysms. The other woman, Sue, is in the middle of a divorce and caretaker for two of her three adult children, all of whom use wheelchairs because of spinal muscular atrophy. Audrey was chosen by the ABC tv series "Extreme Makeover:Home Edition" as a recipient of a new house. Audrey's late husband had passed away from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She ignored her own blackouts around the chaos and sorrow of her husband's death. The next year she ended up with brain surgery.

Sue did not receive a home makeover due to the show being cancelled. Once Audrey heard Sue's story she decided to launch various fundraiser events to have a "mini-extreme" makeover for her. She claims that if she won the lottery she would launch a local permanent version of Extreme Home-makeover to provide fully assessable housing to disabled Iowans.

This is a perfect example of paying it forward in life!

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  1. Thank you for sharing this great story, Jenny! Actually, I was wondering if you would be interested in participating in a video that I'm working on for about Hodgkin's (and Non-Hodgkin's) Lymphoma. It would be exciting to hear your perspective as a sister. If you're interested in finding out more about WEGO Health and this video project, would you mind sending me your email address? You can contact me at Thanks!

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