Gomez family selected for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition announced today that the home to be built in Daybreak will benefit the family of Jonah Gomez, a boy with two rare blood disorders currently living with relatives in Taylorsville, Utah. Holmes Homes will be constructing a new home for the family from the ground up near Daybreak’s Oquirrh Lake.
At just seven years old, Jonah first gained local media attention when he charmed the fans of a Real Salt Lake game last April. As part of his Make-A-Wish foundation request, tiny Jonah was able to stand in the stadium and meet the team’s players as well as sing alongside American Idol icon, David Archuleta. Now, a year later, Jonah continues to struggle to stay alive, combating two blood diseases, resulting in thousands of dollars per year in medical expenses. Although Jonah must take oxygen while he sleeps and is often not able to play outside with the extreme weather in Utah being too hot or too cold, you’d never know it from his joyful demeanor. His mother, Jessica, couldn’t hide the tears when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition showed up at her door. Having given up her airline job to take care of Jonah, she lost her health insurance last November and has done her best to soldier on. Now, not only will she, Jonah and her five-year-old daughter Ellie be the recipient of a brand new home in Daybreak designed specifically to help Jonah, but money is already being raised by the new community in an effort to help cover Jonah’s on-going care.
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I know I’m not a news blog and I know this is old. But this makes me so happy, Jonah and his family deserve it.