DIY SOS fans on the move as team transforms teen’s lives with cerebral palsy with at-home makeovers
Jordan, 18, couldn’t believe his eyes after his family’s home was transformed by a team of hundreds of volunteers. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is cared for by his parents Colin and Jackie
DIY SOS viewers were left sobbing after the parents of a teenager with cerebral palsy donated their dream home.
Colin and Jackie were desperate to convert their home to help accommodate their son Jordan, but were forced to move in with Jackie’s mother after experiencing financial difficulties.
Coming to the rescue, Nick Knowles and a group of hundreds of volunteers offered to remodel their home so it would be ready for them to move in within 9 days.
When Jordan and his family entered their new home, he looked stunned.
Viewers couldn’t help but be moved with a piece that wrote: “This #diysos is preparing to become a true tear-slayer. Amazing kids are breathtaking.”
Another wrote: “Bless him, Jordan’s, to go to heaven once the construction/renovation is complete! Absolutely thank God!”
While a third said: “Love this show. The efforts and hard work of each individual volunteer to put together a team is incredibly inspiring.
“You have my utmost respect. Welcome. Lots of love to you and your family, Jordan. You are the trump card.”
Jordan, 18, also has epilepsy and can’t use his hands – which means he’s completely dependent on his parents, who met when they were teenagers.
The couple have been trying to expand their house to accommodate their growing family and have been told it will cost £60,000.
But Colin quit his job to care for Jordan, and the family soon ran into financial trouble.
The couple and their two other children slept in one bed together, while Jordan had an air mattress.
Many volunteers said they wanted to help their families after learning that Jordan has done a lot of charity work for his community.
The whole family burst into tears when they saw the billiard room built for Jordan, the boy had learned to walk around the pool table and that’s what he really wanted in the house.
His room is also equipped with everything he needs, including electric blinds that open and close at the push of a button.
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His siblings Kyle and Lacey also have their own bedroom for the first time.
Touched by the volunteers’ work, Jackie said in shock: “Before you came, our lives were messy, the last 12 months have been horrible.”
“You don’t know what you did, what you did to change our lives.”
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