Taking Flight: Extreme Makeover

MEDFORD, Ore. — This Saturday marks two years since Extreme Makeover: Home Edition rolled into Southern Oregon, changing a local family’s life forever, but the TV show didn’t only impact one family. The show focused on the McPhail’s family involvement in Sparrow Clubs, which has now inspired new clubs thousands of miles away. When the … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: One Year Later

MEDFORD, Ore. – A year ago, the McPhail Family saw their “Extreme Home” for the first time. 365 days later, the home, inside and out, looks about the same. Although, Lindsay McPhail tells NewsWatch12 that with three young boys, the house has lost a little of its “Extreme Home Makeover” shine. She said sometimes, it … Continue reading »

McPhails To Help Build For A University

By Steven Sandberg MEDFORD, Ore. — Last fall, the community came together to build the McPhail family a brand new house. Now that same community and family are using that experience to try to help others all the way across the Pacific. When the Extreme Makeover crew the McPhail family the keys to their new … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Southern Oregon

In early September 2011, a Medford family who had done so much for the community got the makeover of a lifetime. ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition came to Southern Oregon to give a home makeover to the McPhail Family, who live near Medford. The McPhails were recommended to the TV show by a close friend, … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: The McPhail Family, Home At Last

By Steven Sandberg MEDFORD, Ore. — As we’ve seen, every effort of the Extreme Makeover, from the project leads, volunteers, and community, has gone toward one purpose: helping the McPhail family. All of their hard work has allowed C.J., Lindsey and their three children to move into an incredible house. This wasn’t just the building … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: Some Volunteers Unemployed

By Sharon Ko & KDRV Staff MEDFORD, Ore. — Many of the volunteers were out of work when they signed up to help out. Thousands of volunteers helped build the McPhails home, but Ron Register put the Extreme Makeover Project before his own endeavors. “It’s such a good feeling to help, and to be out … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: The Legacy of Sparrow Clubs

By Erin Maxson, Danielle Craig & KDRV Staff MEDFORD, Ore. — A huge part of why the McPhails were chosen for Extreme Makeover is their role in Sparrow Clubs. The organization started in Southern Washington in 1992 with a little boy who had weeks to live and high school student named Dameon. Dameon donated $60 … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: Designing The New House

By Kaylin Krashesky & KDRV Staff GRANTS PASS, Ore. — While the McPhails were content to live in their old house, they were ecstatic to live in the new home planned for them by the Makeover team. The majority of what fills the inside of the McPhails’ new home is from Gates Furnishings in Grants … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: From Design To Construction

By Bryan Navarro & KDRV Staff MEDFORD, Ore. — Ark Built Construction led the quick build and designed the home for the family, but also for the cameras. “We got the design finished and then we got the comment: ‘well that won’t work from the bus view.’ As a designer, we’d never heard that before,” … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: The Volunteer Experience

By Yessenia Anderson & KDRV Staff MEDFORD, Ore. — The McPhails gratitude stems from thousand and thousand of hours of generosity. A few of the volunteers that NewsWatch 12 spoke to say despite all the hard work, they would do it all over again. Different volunteers listed a number of different reasons to sign up … Continue reading »

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