McCully Family

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ABC’s Extreme Makeover:Home Edition | Season 6 | Episode 605 | Aired 10/25/2008

A small town boy who beats the odds and a family that helps others with their own hardship make up this touching episode.

This week Ty and the EM:HE designers pull into Bigelow, Arkansas, where we learn that at only 10 years old, Job McCully has survived leukemia and a bone marrow and double lung transplant. We’re saddened to find that while he was finally able to leave the hospital last year, the family wasn’t able to return to their sinking, moldy and dilapidated home. Leaks in the roof, air conditioner and floor, and their mildew-infested walls are especially threatening to Job. In 2006, fungus was discovered on his lungs—fungus that is suspected to have come from their home. The family packed up and moved out.

It’s hard for us to believe, but Job still manages to smile through all this and treat others with generosity. Meanwhile, his 12-year-old sister Nicole learned to administer shots to her brother for the diabetes he developed from his treatments, his father Rob is a deacon at the church, and his mother Tina spearheaded two successful support groups for struggling young married couples and addicts.

Sadly, we also find out that while this selfless family is currently living in a donated rental, they’re still struggling to pay the mortgage on their old house.

Now Ty and his designers work to bring the McCully family back to a place that they can really call home, and where Job can live in comfort.