That's an 'Extreme Makeover'

That's an 'Extreme Makeover'

There are 39 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Feb 25, 2008, titled That's an 'Extreme Makeover'. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Crews from ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition demolish the home of Paul and Renee Giunta on Elm Court in Maynard, as camera crews and curious onlookers bear witness.

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Lowell Resident

Lowell, MA

#1 Feb 25, 2008
Best of luck to this family and their new home! It's nice to see such a positive story in the paper!
Grumpy

Salem, MA

#2 Feb 25, 2008
I hope these people appreciate their new home, and don't trash it like their old home.
Donna

AOL

#3 Feb 25, 2008
I know this family and they certainly
deserve this home.....Thanks Extreme
Home!....Love the show!
Rick

Oxford, MA

#4 Feb 25, 2008
Such a wonderful thing to help a family in need. It's amazing seeing everything happen behind the scenes. So many peple willing to help.
Ann Marie

Dracut, MA

#5 Feb 25, 2008
I love extreme makeover. THey really make a difference in people's lives. What a very sad story and hopefully a very happy ending. Good Luck the all the family.
Not Grumpy

United States

#6 Feb 26, 2008
Grumpy wrote:
I hope these people appreciate their new home, and don't trash it like their old home.
Glad you have such a positive attitude. I assume your not going to volunteer.
Forest dweller

Lowell, MA

#7 Feb 26, 2008
This is what our country should be based on again, helping our neighbors in need. You are all special people, God bless you all.
Forest dweller

Lowell, MA

#8 Feb 26, 2008
Grumpy wrote:
I hope these people appreciate their new home, and don't trash it like their old home.
Please do not judge people so harshly, do you know the circumstances thet led to the decline of their home?? Not all of us have the ability and/or money to do home repairs as they are needed. You should thank God that you have the wherewithall to take care of your home so perfectly.
Tina

AOL

#9 Feb 26, 2008
My son works for Mike Melanson of Melanson Drywall. They donated their time to help this family. I am very proud of my son and want to thank Mike Melanson for giving him the opportunity to give back to people in need.

Since: Sep 07

Lowell

#10 Feb 26, 2008
Tina wrote:
My son works for Mike Melanson of Melanson Drywall. They donated their time to help this family. I am very proud of my son and want to thank Mike Melanson for giving him the opportunity to give back to people in need.
I applaud your son Tina!!!

Since: Sep 07

Lowell

#11 Feb 26, 2008
I agree that this story is great, BUT what they neglected to say is that no one had on seat belts...Can't we promote the seat-belt issue???

Since: Feb 08

Seal Beach, CA

#12 Feb 26, 2008
good luck to this family. I think this show does great work.
Sorry but

Taunton, MA

#13 Feb 26, 2008
I don't want to be negative about this wonderful gift this family is being given, however, I can think of others more deserving...(children with parents suffering serious illness, adults with children living in their home due to death of the children's parents,etc) Falling asleep at the wheel with your young sons in the car is just plain ignorant and reprehensible. Mistake? Mistakes are forgiven but not deserving of something of this magnitude when there are others who didn't make any mistakes.
Are you serious

Auburn, MA

#14 Feb 27, 2008
To "Sorry but"....speaking of ignorance...that is exactly what your comment is. Do you know the circumstances? Apparently not, or you would not have made such an ignorant remark! Do some research and you will find that it was not a mistake but a tragic accident that put this family in this horrible situation. They most certainly are deserving of this incredible gift. If you know of someone who is deserving then you should spend your time trying to help them rather than falsly condemning someone else.
Mickerry

South Deerfield, MA

#15 Feb 27, 2008
Miss_Lakeey wrote:
I agree that this story is great, BUT what they neglected to say is that no one had on seat belts...Can't we promote the seat-belt issue???
Where did you get that information? The boys were both in properly installed car seats and not harmed at all. Paul was out of the car when the paramedics arrived so no one knows if he had a belt on at the time of the crash. But we do know the airbag did not deploy. Please don't make assumptions when we don't know and will never know all the facts.
mlk

Dracut, MA

#16 Feb 27, 2008
To "Are you serious"--you took the words right out of my mouth. People are always going to offer their opinion, but to say that Paul's actions were ignorant is a completely mindless statement. What happened that day was a tragic accident. I can't think of a family more deserving of this special gift. The tremendous love, dedication and faith of this family has miraculously brought Paul to a place where doctors never thought possible. He belongs at home with his wife and children. Thank you ABC for choosing this beautiful family!

Since: Sep 07

Lowell

#17 Feb 27, 2008
Mickerry wrote:
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Where did you get that information? The boys were both in properly installed car seats and not harmed at all. Paul was out of the car when the paramedics arrived so no one knows if he had a belt on at the time of the crash. But we do know the airbag did not deploy. Please don't make assumptions when we don't know and will never know all the facts.
It was announced on a Boston radio station (WXKS) that the children were not belted in? My mistake for listening to incorrect info. Maybe the announcer meant that Paul wasnt belted in?
A Maynardite

Sutton, MA

#18 Feb 27, 2008
This town has been abuzz since last Friday when the crew came to town. I have never seen so many excited people wishing nothing but the best for the Giunta family. To read any negative posts regarding this event is just not right. Be careful what you say. What goes around comes around. Good luck to the Giunta's and the new home.
Amanda S

Wellesley, MA

#19 Feb 27, 2008
Tina wrote:
My son works for Mike Melanson of Melanson Drywall. They donated their time to help this family. I am very proud of my son and want to thank Mike Melanson for giving him the opportunity to give back to people in need.
Hi Tina! my boyfriends father is Ulysses Melanson, he was just telling me about how Mike's crew went up there! Small world! That's an awesome thing they did!
Amanda S

Wellesley, MA

#20 Feb 27, 2008
Tina wrote:
My son works for Mike Melanson of Melanson Drywall. They donated their time to help this family. I am very proud of my son and want to thank Mike Melanson for giving him the opportunity to give back to people in need.
Hi Tina! I just happened to come across this. My boyfriend is Nicholas, Ulysses Melanson's son. He was just telling me that Mike's crew went up there. That's an awesome thing they did! Small world, take care.

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