Friday, March 6, 2009

Kadzis Family "Extreme Makeover" Home

Lovely and deserving friends from Tallahassee were nominated and chosen to receive an Extreme Makeover on their 3 bedroom, 1 bath home that housed 2 parents and 6 children. 5 of these children were adopted from China through CCAI, the adoption agency we used to adopt our 4 daughters. (this is the finished product - AWESOME, huh?!)

Husband and father George Kadzis bravely battled cancer until the day before the show producers knocked on their door. George remained hospitalized throughout the community remodeling initiative and lost his battle with cancer 2 days after the home was completed. We know that Barbara, her 3 grown sons, Christopher, Aileen, Melody, Julia, Martin, Phoenix and Celeste will cherish precious George's memory and treasure their new home together as a family. And George's presence will remain with them in all they do. The show should air on the ABC television network in late April 2009.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mr. Michael - MaryAudrey's Special Foot Doctor!

Mr. Michael always gives MaryAudrey a new tape measure to play with. She loves him, especially the handmade and custom fit bootie that allows MaryAudrey the chance to wear shoes to run, play and dress - just like all little girls her age!
A student teacher for her coursework, observed MaryAudrey. We are delighted to help so that other children with disabilities will have the same chances through prosthetics.

Mr. Michael & MaryAudrey = LOVE!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing our child a normal foot and shoes!
Specialty Brace & Limb - Mr. Micheal & Jewitt Orthopedics ROCK!


Emily - notice the missing left gap! MaryAudrey on Emily's lap.

Charlotte's first lost tooth - 1 week after turning 6 years old!

Maddie - fired up after having the dentist pull the dead tooth that stuck out of her mouth!

More of Charlotte . $10 from the Tooth Fairy!

"See - I am COOL!"