EMHE 3/13 & 3/14 Okvath family
I thought we had a thread for this episode but I can’t find it anywhere.
This show just keeps getting bigger and better. This week the Disney Design Team spruced up the children’s cancer ward at University Medical Center in Tuscon Arizona on behalf of a former patient, 8-year old Kassandra Okvath. At the same time Ty and our gang secretly demolished the family’s house and built them a new one: Spanish Colonial style, almost 6,000 square feet.
My favorite rooms were the vintage movie theater and the craft room full of beads. (I love beads! :biglove ) Kassandra makes necklaces to raise money for cancer research, which can be purchased at Beads Galore in Tempe Arizona.
The previous owners of the house returned for one last look before it was demolished. They took away with them a slab of concrete that their family had all put their hand-prints in, before their son Ryan died of cancer.
Preston wrote a kid’s book for Kassandra, called “Love Comes First”. There is no end to the talent these people possess. On the flip-side, Ed got himself a blister, which he soaked in after-shave, which caused a serious infection. OK, so they’re not all geniuses. :teeth And there was a bit of editing that drove me crazy: sometimes Ty was wearing 2 necklaces, and sometimes only one, in the same scene! It kept disappearing and reappearing.
The house is equipped with air and water purifiers, since Kassandra’s immune system is low. And they brought in pest control to rid the property of scorpions.
Ty did Kassandra’s room up like a garden. 6-year old Gabby got a gymnastics room with photos of Karlie Patterson doing flips in front of the house during it’s construction. They called in Paul to replace Ed on working on a Kite bedroom for 5-year old Levi. 2-year old twins Josiah & Tobiah got a Construction bedroom, and baby Jonathan got his own nursery. Parents Bryan & Nichol got a massive master suite, with a connecting door to Kassandra’s room.
They built a small amusement park in the backyard, with a 50-year old carousel that still works. Large quantities of rain turned the whole yard to mud for awhile.
Apparently the show is now receiving 1,000 audition tapes a day, from people looking for a Home Makeover. I wonder how much longer they’re going to be able to continue out-doing themselves each week.
ETA: Oops! I put this in the wrong forum! Could a mod please move it? Thanks.