Brian and Michelle Hassal, two time adoptive parents through a Helping Hand have been selected by ABC's Extreme Makeover. Their home is located in Northern Kentucky and this week a thousand volunteers will be building a new home for this family with quite a story.
The adoptive father, Officer Brian Hassall, was shot in the line of duty. The mom, Michelle, is battling a blood disorder and lymphoma cancer. Because of the medical condition, the couple couldn't have their own children, so they chose to adopt through A Helping Hand.
They adopted their daughter daughter, Alex, 8, and Sam, a special needs three-year-old boy born in China with a cleft palate.
Treatment time led the couple to miss work, and increasing medical bills put a financial strain on the family, who's now maxed out their credit cards and taken out a second mortgage.
The Hassalls were sent on vacation and will return in a week to a brand new home. To God be the Glory!!
The air date for this episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has not been announced. The show airs on Channel 9 Sundays at 8 p.m.