'Extreme Makeover' Home Up for Sale

'Extreme Makeover' Home Up for Sale

There are 64 comments on the Fox4KC story from Dec 12, 2009, titled 'Extreme Makeover' Home Up for Sale. In it, Fox4KC reports that:

A Kansas couple is selling the home that was rebuilt through the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" television program after a tornado destroyed it.

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wolfes

San Luis, AZ

#1 Dec 12, 2009
Wow that is terrible to let a town make you feel not worthy of the help that you received!! As far as that goes who is worthy of anything that we receive!!
If the town has really done this well SHAME ON EVERYONE THAT HAS PARTICIPATED!!
You shouldn't have to leave a nice home that was provided to you! PERIOD!
Kurgan

Kansas City, MO

#2 Dec 12, 2009
It's just sad that this couple feels they have to leave town because others appear to be jealous of the attention they received. It sounds like lots of folks got help with their houses, they just weren't the focus of the televised parts. Ungrateful, if you ask me. Then again, we are really only hearing one side of the story so we don't really know what happened.
Johnny Dangerously

United States

#3 Dec 12, 2009
Kurgan wrote:
It's just sad that this couple feels they have to leave town because others appear to be jealous of the attention they received. It sounds like lots of folks got help with their houses, they just weren't the focus of the televised parts. Ungrateful, if you ask me. Then again, we are really only hearing one side of the story so we don't really know what happened.
They're not ungrateful. Too many of the small town inbreds from Chapman were jealous that some newcomers got the house. From what I've observed. a lot of the good folks of Chapman helped in order to get TV exposure and garner more sympathy and monetary help for their town.
Scott - KCMO

Kansas City, MO

#4 Dec 12, 2009
I have to question why anyone would not be a "worthy recipient" of such a gift unless they have a lot of money and from the description, I don't think they do.
So much property was destroyed in the tornado but receiving the gift from "Extreme Makeover" should be considered like winning the lottery. Have the recipients done something wrong? It's sad that the ill will from some in their community is forcing them to leave. Will the new buyer of the house be faced with being an unworthy owner?
DLM

AOL

#6 Dec 13, 2009
I also moved to and grew up in a small town in Kansas, I understand how that family feels, if you weren't born there you will never be totally accepted and small town folks can be extremely rude. I hope this vet finds the happiness he and his family deserve. Chapman should be grateful for what all they got and leave this family alone.
Jeanene

Topeka, KS

#7 Dec 13, 2009
Johnny Dangerously wrote:
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They're not ungrateful. Too many of the small town inbreds from Chapman were jealous that some newcomers got the house. From what I've observed. a lot of the good folks of Chapman helped in order to get TV exposure and garner more sympathy and monetary help for their town.


Johnny - No they aren't ungrateful and yes maybe some were jealous however your inbred statement is uncalled for. Where do you get off saying the good ole folk helped to get TV exposure?? And just who did you see get exposure?? Extreme Home Makeover is all about the show and did not show what actually goes on behind the scenes as far as all the help that was offered out of the kindness of peoples hearts. The company I work for was out there after the tornado and the whole time during the home makeover and did not get ANY TV exposure. Not even a credit at the end. They even provided one year worth of groceries. Many of my friends and my husband spend over 24 hours pouring concrete for the home. My husband declined an interview even though there was a story to tell as our home was completely destroyed and I was trapped in our basement causing enourmous medical bills and months of recovery. So my friend think twice before you go posting about something you obviously don't have a clue about. And tell us all just WHAT DID YOU DO?????
Johnny Dangerously

Fort Scott, KS

#8 Dec 13, 2009
Jeanene wrote:
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Johnny - No they aren't ungrateful and yes maybe some were jealous however your inbred statement is uncalled for. Where do you get off saying the good ole folk helped to get TV exposure?? And just who did you see get exposure?? Extreme Home Makeover is all about the show and did not show what actually goes on behind the scenes as far as all the help that was offered out of the kindness of peoples hearts. The company I work for was out there after the tornado and the whole time during the home makeover and did not get ANY TV exposure. Not even a credit at the end. They even provided one year worth of groceries. Many of my friends and my husband spend over 24 hours pouring concrete for the home. My husband declined an interview even though there was a story to tell as our home was completely destroyed and I was trapped in our basement causing enourmous medical bills and months of recovery. So my friend think twice before you go posting about something you obviously don't have a clue about. And tell us all just WHAT DID YOU DO?????
Extreme Makeover is a nationally broadcast television show. It was filmed in your little jerkwater and your town got exposure. How hard is that to understand? And why would I be expected to help Jerkwater Kansas rebuild? Why would you even ask me about helping your community? See......this is why the "lucky" recipients leaving....good people like you.......
Jeanene

Topeka, KS

#9 Dec 13, 2009
Johnny Dangerously wrote:
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Extreme Makeover is a nationally broadcast television show. It was filmed in your little jerkwater and your town got exposure. How hard is that to understand? And why would I be expected to help Jerkwater Kansas rebuild? Why would you even ask me about helping your community? See......this is why the "lucky" recipients leaving....good people like you.......
Okay, I didn't ask you to help our town. I was making a statement as to you saying volunteers did it for exposure. Which is so not true. As for the "lucky recipients" wanting to sell has nothng to do with me. I personally had spoken to Crystal and Patrick and they are extremely nice people. And how did Home Makeover exposure help our town? Really I'd like to understand where your coming from. Have you ever been here and had a bad experience?
bat

Wetumpka, AL

#10 Dec 13, 2009
what about stick and stones....I would not leave a house i loved just because a neighbor doesn't like me. omg!
Danny Vermin

Abilene, KS

#11 Dec 14, 2009
Jeanene wrote:
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Okay, I didn't ask you to help our town. I was making a statement as to you saying volunteers did it for exposure. Which is so not true. As for the "lucky recipients" wanting to sell has nothng to do with me. I personally had spoken to Crystal and Patrick and they are extremely nice people. And how did Home Makeover exposure help our town? Really I'd like to understand where your coming from. Have you ever been here and had a bad experience?
http://www.ksallink.com/?cmd=d isplaystory&story_id=11511 &format=html
Danny Vermin

Abilene, KS

#12 Dec 14, 2009
Jeanene wrote:
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Johnny - No they aren't ungrateful and yes maybe some were jealous however your inbred statement is uncalled for. Where do you get off saying the good ole folk helped to get TV exposure?? And just who did you see get exposure?? Extreme Home Makeover is all about the show and did not show what actually goes on behind the scenes as far as all the help that was offered out of the kindness of peoples hearts. The company I work for was out there after the tornado and the whole time during the home makeover and did not get ANY TV exposure. Not even a credit at the end. They even provided one year worth of groceries. Many of my friends and my husband spend over 24 hours pouring concrete for the home. My husband declined an interview even though there was a story to tell as our home was completely destroyed and I was trapped in our basement causing enourmous medical bills and months of recovery. So my friend think twice before you go posting about something you obviously don't have a clue about. And tell us all just WHAT DID YOU DO?????
Yes there was a behind the scenes effort to get the exposure! Find out who paid their delinquent property taxes (I know who did), find out who made a butt load of money on this deal (I know who did), and simply follow the money! It will lead you to a construction and demolition landfill east of town. Was it illegal? Probably not, but the fact remains that a lot of people were pawns in this circus. I knew from the beginning that they wouldn't stay past the first opportunity to sell the house. Chapman is a very tight community, and there had been a lot of sour talk about the Tutwilers. I don't blame them for getting out. I can answer your last question! I was there everyday, and I worked my butt off! Not just at the construction site, but all over town from the minute the tornado hit! Were you there for that? What did you do?
Jeanene

Sunnyvale, CA

#13 Dec 14, 2009
Danny Vermin wrote:
<quoted text>Yes there was a behind the scenes effort to get the exposure! Find out who paid their delinquent property taxes (I know who did), find out who made a butt load of money on this deal (I know who did), and simply follow the money! It will lead you to a construction and demolition landfill east of town. Was it illegal? Probably not, but the fact remains that a lot of people were pawns in this circus. I knew from the beginning that they wouldn't stay past the first opportunity to sell the house. Chapman is a very tight community, and there had been a lot of sour talk about the Tutwilers. I don't blame them for getting out. I can answer your last question! I was there everyday, and I worked my butt off! Not just at the construction site, but all over town from the minute the tornado hit! Were you there for that? What did you do?
You must be talking about Blixt Construction making a butt load of money. Yeah I know people who had issues with that also. I also didn't think they would stay and don't blame them at all for wanting to leave. Patrick had told me early on some people were not very nice. As far as Chapman being a tight community well guess I don't fit in either, only be there 14 years and am not part of the tightness.
Thank you for your help. It takes special caring people to step up and help others out.
My husband helped out from the day after the tornado helping people tear their houses down as some could not afford Blixt construction to do it. My husband did it for not cost at all - feel free to check with our old neighbors on 7th street. Yes I did help during the home makeover serving food. No, I did not help right after the tornado. Like I said our home and 95% of the contents were gone - cars destroyed - and I had extensive damage to my legs I was trapped in a basement under the concrete walls. I would have helped if I'd not been in the hospital with a servere infection from sitting in the dirty basement water waiting for someone to find me.
I see you posted from Abilene and have every right to have a comment on what's going on. Johnny from MO just rubbed me the wrong way as I don't think he has any idea as to what went on in Chapman and how many from nearby towns also stepped in to help the weeks after. Extreme Makeover is just a small portion of what went on here as you would know from being here the weeks after. As for anyone who has made Patrick and Crystal feel uncomfortable and not welcome well SHAME ON THEM. Sometimes there are just those sort of people who can't be happy for others.
Once again thank you for all you help in the community.
J Dangerously

Independence, KS

#14 Dec 14, 2009
Jeanene wrote:
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You must be talking about Blixt Construction making a butt load of money. Yeah I know people who had issues with that also. I also didn't think they would stay and don't blame them at all for wanting to leave. Patrick had told me early on some people were not very nice. As far as Chapman being a tight community well guess I don't fit in either, only be there 14 years and am not part of the tightness.
Thank you for your help. It takes special caring people to step up and help others out.
My husband helped out from the day after the tornado helping people tear their houses down as some could not afford Blixt construction to do it. My husband did it for not cost at all - feel free to check with our old neighbors on 7th street. Yes I did help during the home makeover serving food. No, I did not help right after the tornado. Like I said our home and 95% of the contents were gone - cars destroyed - and I had extensive damage to my legs I was trapped in a basement under the concrete walls. I would have helped if I'd not been in the hospital with a servere infection from sitting in the dirty basement water waiting for someone to find me.
I see you posted from Abilene and have every right to have a comment on what's going on. Johnny from MO just rubbed me the wrong way as I don't think he has any idea as to what went on in Chapman and how many from nearby towns also stepped in to help the weeks after. Extreme Makeover is just a small portion of what went on here as you would know from being here the weeks after. As for anyone who has made Patrick and Crystal feel uncomfortable and not welcome well SHAME ON THEM. Sometimes there are just those sort of people who can't be happy for others.
Once again thank you for all you help in the community.
So.........you pretty much validate my earlier comments about the inbred nature of the publicity grabbing inhabitants of Jerkwater,(Chapman), Kansas.
Danny Vermin

Abilene, KS

#15 Dec 14, 2009
Well Jeanene, you can't help where the internet gods decide to show your posting location. I see that you've been teleported to California for your last one. Johnny and I go way back, and I know that he's got connections to the area. He's very insightful and hits the mark quite a lot.
Jeanene

Sunnyvale, CA

#16 Dec 14, 2009
J Dangerously wrote:
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So.........you pretty much validate my earlier comments about the inbred nature of the publicity grabbing inhabitants of Jerkwater,(Chapman), Kansas.
J Dangerously
Are you referring to all people who helped out or only one company that made money? I'm sorry but I happen to believe the efforts of others donating numerous hours should be acknoledged on a positive note and not let the acts of one company tarnish one's opinion.
Another question - since you have connections - how can we find out who did pay the late tax bill on the property we were first posting about?
Danny Vermin

Abilene, KS

#17 Dec 14, 2009
Jeanene wrote:
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J Dangerously
Are you referring to all people who helped out or only one company that made money? I'm sorry but I happen to believe the efforts of others donating numerous hours should be acknoledged on a positive note and not let the acts of one company tarnish one's opinion.
Another question - since you have connections - how can we find out who did pay the late tax bill on the property we were first posting about?
I say you ask Larry, I'm sure he won't tell you the truth but it's a start..........
Angie

Greenville, SC

#18 Dec 14, 2009
This is sad! Here this guy is who served our country and got wounded and he can't even live happily in his brand new home because other residents of his town are jealous. That't the way I see it. Ok maybe the other residents lost their homes and belongings to the same tornado but evidently Extreme Home Makeover wanted to help this family because he served our country and fought for freedom. There may be more to the story that we all will never know but everyone should have been happy for this family.
I wish this family the best of luck where ever they are going and hope they can sell the house for the asking price. I'm sure it's worth more.
FYI

Junction City, KS

#19 Dec 14, 2009
Angie wrote:
This is sad! Here this guy is who served our country and got wounded and he can't even live happily in his brand new home because other residents of his town are jealous. That't the way I see it. Ok maybe the other residents lost their homes and belongings to the same tornado but evidently Extreme Home Makeover wanted to help this family because he served our country and fought for freedom. There may be more to the story that we all will never know but everyone should have been happy for this family.
I wish this family the best of luck where ever they are going and hope they can sell the house for the asking price. I'm sure it's worth more.
Crystal and Patrick were planning on moving BEFORE the makeover.

They FOUGHT to WIN the makeover to make the money to move.

They won and are now screwing over everyone that helped them.

Patrick has his VA and his full benefits and a pension for life...

....AT TWENTY SIX YEARS OLD.

I think that they are pretty well taken care of.

There were many others, life long residents, elderly and infirmed that didn't get chosen because the selection committee wanted a uniform.

Oh well, guess no good deed goes unpunished.

These jerks just won the Tornado Lottery.

Hope they go to hell and don't slow down to they get there.
Danny Vermin

Abilene, KS

#20 Dec 14, 2009
FYI wrote:
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Crystal and Patrick were planning on moving BEFORE the makeover.
They FOUGHT to WIN the makeover to make the money to move.
They won and are now screwing over everyone that helped them.
Patrick has his VA and his full benefits and a pension for life...
....AT TWENTY SIX YEARS OLD.
I think that they are pretty well taken care of.
There were many others, life long residents, elderly and infirmed that didn't get chosen because the selection committee wanted a uniform.
Oh well, guess no good deed goes unpunished.
These jerks just won the Tornado Lottery.
Hope they go to hell and don't slow down to they get there.
Fought to win it? I don't think so........

You are probably one of the reasons they're getting out of there!!
Tutwilers are Disgusting

Junction City, KS

#21 Dec 15, 2009
FYI wrote:
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Crystal and Patrick were planning on moving BEFORE the makeover.
They FOUGHT to WIN the makeover to make the money to move.
They won and are now screwing over everyone that helped them.
Patrick has his VA and his full benefits and a pension for life...
....AT TWENTY SIX YEARS OLD.
I think that they are pretty well taken care of.
There were many others, life long residents, elderly and infirmed that didn't get chosen because the selection committee wanted a uniform.
Oh well, guess no good deed goes unpunished.
These jerks just won the Tornado Lottery.
Hope they go to hell and don't slow down to they get there.
That's how people are when they are from out of town.

Prey on the sympathies of a community.

Get everything you can from all the good, hardworking people.

Suck up all the donations while crying and thanking everyone.

Put on a big show about how wonderful everyone is.

Ask for more and more and more.

TAKE, TAKE, TAKE, TAKE, TAKE...

Then take the money and run.

What a bunch of a$$holes the Tutwilers are...the whole family.

Go ahead. Take the $300,000.00 that you STOLE FROM THIS COMMUNITY and GET THE HELL OUT.

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