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My Kentucky Home Remodeled

June 30, 2006 by Pablo Alcala  
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Sisters Jessica Chrystal, 12,  left and  Kennae Chrystal,16, look in the mirror of their mother’s master bathroom.  The family was on a tour of their home which was remodeled by several local organizations after Kennae wrote a letter for the contest describing their situation where single mother LaTonya Chrystal slept on the couch so that all her six children could use the bedrooms.   The field was narrowed down to five finalists and the Chrystal family was chosen by on-line voting. 

You can never know for sure what to expect from scheduled events like this.  Did the press release exaggerate the size of the event, the scope of the remodeling or will the family be genuinely deserving of the gift?  Sometimes we have to work to find a real situation among the pretending. 

In this case, the event was  everything  promised and more. Everyone in the block turned out for the event.  The re-modelers and designers went all out.  They added about a third more house in square footage.  The home was completely refurnished and remodeled, and not on a shoestring budget. The children have great new rooms, LaTonya has her own bedroom and bathroom and some much deserved privacy.

Everyone I met involved in this project donated time and money to create a beautiful home sparing no expense.  Capturing the reactions from the family was truly one of those "I love my job" moments.

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