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‘I hope sincerely that the (family) can afford their new home once it is built, and that everyday expenses don’t cause what happened to the old house happens to the new one.’ Debdeb

Citizen Staff Writer



The story: The family of a 14-year-old Tucson girl with a rare congenital blood disorder will receive a new home, thanks to the dreams-come-true TV show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

Your take: You go, girl? Not quite, says the Citizen’s online community, which posted quite a few skeptical, Scrooge-y comments.

A representative sample:

• “When I found out the family was in the foothills where homes are close to $2 million, I thought it was kind of sad.” – winton328

• “Anybody know how much money the network makes off of each episode from sponsors while the construction industry is asked to donate their time and materials?” – TucsonEd

• “They’ll get a fine makeover. Then they’ll get their new property assessment from the city and the county. Then they’ll have to sell to pay for the taxes. This may not be the ‘blessing’ they really need once the paint dries and it’s back to reality.” – Black Kat

• “Let a (girl) who spends her time helping others, despite facing a chronic disease herself, be your role model to act like a compassionate human being.” – sharonb2009



For Wednesday, Jan. 28

1 “Extreme Makeover” family headed to NYC.

2 U.S.-Mexico border fence almost complete.

3 City may resort to layoffs to get through recession.

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