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‘Extreme Makeover Home Edition’ featuring church member airs May 15 (Updated)

Don Gardner on the set of “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” (Photo via www.newschannel9.com)

Update: Alabama TV station WAAY reports on Don Gardner and his faith:

As for the inevitable tough times, he credits his faith with seeing him through. One of his favorite passages of the Bible is Philippians 4:11, about being content whatever the circumstances. “God gave me what He gave me for a reason. It may not be what I would have chosen for myself, but He chose it for a reason, because He felt like this is the way I can glorify Him.”

Read the full story.
(The reporter who did the “Focus on Faith” feature for the TV station is Melissa Riopka. I met her in January when she visited Haiti to do a feature on the one-year anniversary of Port-au-Prince earthquake. She attended worship at the Delmas 28 Church of Christ and interviewed Harry Hames, Haiti coordinator for Healing Hands International. Read her reports from Haiti.)
The Sunday, May 15, episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” features Don Gardner Jr., a member of the Mayfair Church of Christ in Huntsville, Ala.
The crew of “Extreme Makeover” constructed a home for Patrick Sharrock and his family in Chattanooga, Tenn. Sharrock has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or OI, commonly known as brittle bone disease.
Gardner, who also has OI, met Patrick five years ago at a conference for people with the genetic bone disorder. The two have been close friends ever since.
The producers of “Extreme Makeover” invited Gardner to tour the home as they completed it. Read our earlier blog post for more details.

  • Feedback
    This is awesome! it is fun to see how many people are helped by this wonderful service. I have a couple I wish i could get a house done for. They do foster companion work and took on a cerebral palsied young man into their tiny home. They are awesome, but could use some help. Any ideas how to get this done?
    Cheryl Ginnings
    May, 12 2011

    I worked in the same project office with Don a few years ago and came to know him as a real Christian example who has not let his health hold him back. His integrity and work ethic are far above average. While others were self-serving, he was serving others in spite of his handicap in mobility and size. His service and accomplishments would fill a book.
    Alan Miller
    May, 14 2011

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