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: 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 »

Extreme Makeover: The McPhails On Autism

By Erin Maxson & KDRV Staff MEDFORD, Ore. — Two of the McPhail boys, Sawyer and Thatcher, were diagnosed with autism. The Southern Oregon episode of “Extreme Makeover” will reveal the tools designers were able to incorporate to help the children. The McPhails now have some top of the line equipment, which will help their … Continue reading »

Extreme Makeover: Submitting The McPhails

By Brian Morton & KDRV Staff MEDFORD, Ore. — The McPhail family was thrust into the spotlight in early September. Before anyone knew Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was coming to the Rogue Valley, someone had to submit the McPhails. That someone was one of their closest friends. Matt Sampson noticed an unusual email in his … Continue reading »