Four years ago, doctors delivered news that would forever change Donna Myhre’s life: first, a shocking diagnosis with ALS, a degenerative neuromuscular disease that gradually impairs motor skills and speech. And then there was more. The sixth-grade math teacher was also pregnant with her first child.
As she welcomed motherhood facing considerable challenges, Donna continued teaching and inspiring her students, and her benevolent efforts did not go unnoticed in the community. Two school colleagues approached George Oliphant, host of NBC’s George to the Rescue, in hopes he would take on the renovation project to make Donna’s life at home easier and more enjoyable. Deeply moved by Donna’s story, George surprised her family and announced his next project was their home.
What the family did not know is that George and his rescue team decided to tackle bonus renovations, including her 3-year-old daughter’s bedroom and the aging kitchen.
The show’s designer, Tyler Wisler, called on AGA Marvel in search of top-of-the-line appliances that packed a punch on performance, features and good looks, but could slide in a standard 30″ range footprint. The luxury appliance manufacturer joined “Team Myhracle” in earnest, donating a full suite of products, including the company’s newest 30″ professional range, to help transform her kitchen into a welcome place for her family to gather and enjoy good meals for years to come.
“It takes a village, and this is the village that helped rescue her house,” said George, the show’s host. “We knew we were at the right house since day one.”
Watch the behind-the-scenes video of the Myhre family’s emotional welcome home below. The full episode airs in New Jersey, New York and the nation’s top markets on October 22, 2016. Check your local listings for details. Be sure to check back for the post-show recap, complete with before and after photos!
To learn more about ALS, visit alsa.org.