The Kadzis Family of Tallahassee Florida Sunday on Extreme MakeoverApril 14th, 2009 - 1:59 am ICT by GD
Barbara Kadzis said Thank you in Chinese on Sunday before watching the two-hour special “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” show featuring her family at her new home, by herself and said, “I hope you enjoy the show. I’m glad you get to see George.”
Her husband, George, 56, had dies three days after the Kadzis family moved to their new home from Mydleton Parker Builders and other volunteers with the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” crew.
While Barbara went home, her seven children, six of whom were adopted from China by her husband and her, watched the show at the church. The builders and 700 volunteers said that it had all begun with a rally before the construction at Bradfordville Baptist Church. It was a very emotional screening and Stevie Wonder came in to perform “I Just Called to Say I Love You” in the family’s new music room.
The evening’s food was from Tropical Smoothie and after dinner the builders and the Kadzis addressed the crowd. John Parker of MyddeltonParker Builders said, “It’s bittersweet. We knew this day would come but to see this family transform, it was worth it. I think we are transformed, as well.”
Before leaving Barbara Kadzis said what she was told at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after George’s death, “George has a mansion. I have a home. The children have security.”
Myddleton Parker had raised over $90,000 of which $60,000 went directly to the building of the new home and 10,000 gift cards have already reached the Kadzis family and another $20,000 is going to go to them this week.
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