Caroline on TV!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Well, not really but very close...

A family with a little boy w/9p deletion was given an Extreme Home Makeover.  Caroline also has 9p deletion (plus 1q duplication), so it was great to see someone with facial features and characteristics so similar to Caroline's on TV!  This episode meant so much to me - I was crying as soon as I saw the little boy.  He is one of twins, and his name is Evan Martirez (see above for a pic of Evan in his walker).  He doesn't have as many medical problems as Caroline, but the diagnosis is so similar and it gives us hope that, one day, Caroline will be as mobile as Evan is.

It would mean so much if you would take a moment to watch the first segment of this show.  To do that, you go to Extreme Makeover:Home Edition, then click on a box on the right of the webpage titled "CATCH UP on recent episodes ONLINE NOW".  Then, it will ask you to install a launch player - do that - it goes very quickly.  Then a window called Full Episode Player should come up.

After that, click on "Watch the Latest Episode" - or, if you see this after Sunday the 16th, it's Episode 7: Martirez/Malik Families (from November 9, 2008). 

I know this is a bit of a pain, but please take the time to at least watch the first segment (where they introduce the family).  It's wonderful to see families that are different from the norm be given a chance to be understood.

Thanks and let us know what you think!


  1. I usually get emotional when they say 'Move that bus," but, that one put me over the top! What an amazing family and little boy. I think you are just as amazing as parents and I pray you get every miracle you deserve! :)

  2. Someone should submit your story to Extreme Makeover Home Edition! My husband has some connections to people working on that show...hint hint... ha!

  3. I watch it and love it!! You also have a wonderful family, that are so great!! Caroline is beautiful and she will do great!! I am sure it is nice to see that!! Thanks for the story, I don't really watch that show all that much!!

  4. I can see how that show must have resonated with you big time. What a wonderful thing that happened for that family. Yes, it was great seeing their little boy able to get around in his walker.

    We keep praying for Caroline and your beautiful family. I was glad to hear you say Caro can almost sit up by herself!

    Grandpa said, oh, I wish our kids could get on that show.

    Thanks for telling us about it. The Mother in that show might be someone with whom you would like to correspond. You have so much in common. Love, Grandma

  5. I tried twice to download the launch player and got denied! What?!?! It said it had something to do with my internet? Anyhow, I'd love to see it, so maybe next time I come to visit you can share. I'd love to see it. It sounds as if I'll need a tissue or two as well. thanks for sharing this post!

  6. WOW! Neat show. I am happy that Caroline is making progress. I don't know Bryce--only Erika, but I know you're a special mom for a very special little girl!!

    We are expecting our second (a girl!) in just over 2 months.

    Bridget Baker


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