|Holliston Oil was proud to be a part of this
Extreme Makeover-Home Edition!
|The Thank You
We are so grateful for your generous contribution to the amazing miracle that happened for our family this fall. We live every day in disbelief that a community could come together and do something so magnificent for a family in need. William is a blessing to our family and his life has been made easier because of you.
We have spent the last few months settling into this magical space and will be forever thankful for it. William smiles the biggest smiles as he tools around the floor plan with ease and travels to the second floor to chase his siblings and friends. And wait until the snow melts--Johnson Park will be his favorite place to play.
We know all that was done for us was beyond any one family's needs, but this whole experience has helped not only our family but to make a difference for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which was our biggest dream. Thank your for being a part of something so wonderful.
If you are ever in the area, please know guests are always welcome. William is
a great tour guide.
With extreme thanks,
The Johnson Family—Tripp, Heidi, Abby, Matthew and William
Just months after Heidi was diagnosed with a second spot of melanoma, her son, Will, who was 14 months old at the time, was diagnosed with a life threatening disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Although an average family might have buckled under the pressure, Tripp and Heidi rose to the occasion by advocating awareness. Tripp runs in the Boston Marathon each year to raise money for SMA, Heidi runs a parent volunteer program that teaches disability awareness education in the public schools, and on her last birthday, Abby, Will's older sister, also became involved by encouraging donations in lieu of presents to help her little brother. After a wall nearly fell on Will's grandfather while he was trying to build a first floor bedroom for Will, the family decided, at the insistence of friends and neighbors, to ask for help by applying for an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
Will does everything in his power to keep up with his older siblings - he attends pre-school and even plays in a baseball league, where he runs the bases in his motorized scooter! He is an inspiration to everyone he meets. A die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, Will once got the chance to meet his favorite players. Now some of the 2004 World Series champs, Curt Schilling, Jason Varitek and Kevin Millar -- who know a little something about overcoming the odds and making the impossible happen -- want to give back to this deserving young boy by teaming up with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a house that is sun-friendly for mom and accessible for Will. In addition, soccer Olympian Mia Hamm stopped by to lend a helping hand and kicked some ball with the designers.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, along with a coalition of Medfield custom-home
builders, pulled together and gave this deserving family a healthy home for their