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And the Winner Is....

The Hill family of Geneva, NY has won the Extreme Makover Home Edition!  Yeah!!!

 

Slight differences, but basically the same story:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2008/08/we_find_out_today_wholl_get_an.html

http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=319320b8-f864-40b4-ab37-0a19c00d4d22

I was pretty happy to hear the family's story.  Apparantly Tim was an aspiring boxer when he broke his back in a construction accident.  In the years that followed, he began training kids in the community how to box, working primarily with kids in need.

 

They seem to deserve it, and it will be an interesting week to see how the house changes.  I hope the Hill family has a nice week in Cancun.  I am sorry about the other families in the area rumored to have been finalists as well, I'm sure they were all deserving as well.  Perhaps now central New Yorkers will come together to do something as a community to help them out as well.

Comment balloon 4 commentsSharon Wager • August 18 2008 04:54PM
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