Michigan 'Extreme Makeover' family gets financial aid

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Several thousand dollars have rolled in for an Oak Park family who feared they were going to lose the home whose renovation was viewed by millions of TV viewers in 2004.

Judy and Larry Vardon say the money should help them avoid foreclosure on the Oakland County home that was refurbished to better accommodate their blind, autistic son. The deaf couple was featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens and The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak reported Sunday the couple didn't request money, but donations started coming after media outlets this month reported on their plight.

The Vardons said they were weighed down by a mortgage payment that almost doubled since the makeover and medical insurance that hasn't covered autism treatment for 16-year-old Lance.

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