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Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Hurston Family Sneak Peek

January 16, 2011 11:00 AM by Candace Young


Among the most recent recipients of an Extreme Makeover Home Edition do-over are the deserving Hurston family of Cocoa, Florida, who found out on January 7 that they had been chosen for a home makeover courtesy of ABC. Read on to learn more about the family and get a sneak peek of their episode…

The Hurston family of Cocoa, Florida fly to disasters all over the globe to bring medical supplies, water purifiers, and food to those in need. On January 7, the family, which includes parents Joe and Cindy, and their children Juliet, age 16, Peter, age 12, and Dieunika, age 4, learned that they would be getting some well-deserved relief themselves courtesy of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

Joe Hurston is a pilot, and the founder of Air Mobile Ministries.  For the past twenty-five years, he and his nurse wife, Cindy, have been on a quest to provide clean water where needed in the world.  They have made trips to many dangerous points on the globe, taking with them water-purifiers to install in disaster areas.

In 2009, while the family was on one of their trips away from home, a water pipe burst and flooded their house. The Hurstons have continued to live in the water-damaged home without proper water, and have even had to install one of the water purification systems that they travel the world to provide to others.

Having often helped in Haiti, even before the devastating earthquake in 2010, Joe and Cindy adopted two of their children from that country – Juliet and Dieunika.  Now a teenager, Juliet enjoys giving back just like her parents, spearheading community service initiatives and encouraging friends to get involved.  Son, Peter, has also taken an interest in participating in the international relief work done by his mom and dad.

The family went on vacation to San Diego, California while their new home was built by Ty Pennington and design team members  Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis, and Eduardo Xol. The builder for this Extreme Makeover Home Edition project was LifeStyle Homes.

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