Five years ago today we knocked on a door. Five years ago today, volunteers from all over the NY Capital Region came together to help transform the lives of one family.
COLONIE, NY (March 22, 2007) – “Good Morning, Oatman-Gaitan family” was the wake up call Debbie Oatman and her four sons had been hoping for. When Debbie opened her heart and home to caring for children with HIV, little did she know that one day thousands of people from the Capital Region would come together to transform her sinking house into a castle. In less than a week, the Oatman-Gaitan family will receive a brand-new home, courtesy of Ty Pennington and his design team from ABC Television’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Much has happened since then, but the fact remains that the generosity and kindness of our local community is unrivaled and for that brief moment in time the world could see how wonderful the people of the Capital Region truly are.
Thank you to EVERYONE that helped make that project successful.