This coming Sunday, March 12, 7/6c, in two back-to-back episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, millions of viewers will experience what happened in January when the design team from the show headed to Oklahoma to build the White family a dream home. The White family has ten children—five still at home. John White, father and husband, died suddenly last March of a fatal heart attack. He was connected to the Wesleyan family as a teacher and coach for Wesleyan Christian School in Bartlesville.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University was asked by ABC executives to participate and “no” was not an option! During the week of filming there were over one hundred OWU students at the site serving food, encouraging workers late at night, and doing all kinds of things to help out. OWU was able to offer the Whites full tuition grants for the five children who are still at home. Click here for further information on the White family and OWU’s involvement with the project.