The Rainford Family Riviera Beach
We were priveledged to be able to be a small part of the Extreme Makeover Extreme Edition for the Rainford Family in Riviera Beach, Florida. Our merchandise was used in the Rainforest Room AND in the Space Room. Our wooden beaded curtains, our bamboo beaded curtain were used in the Rainforest Room. Our Bamboo Lamp was used underneath of the canopy bed in this room. Our Sunburst Floor Lamp was used in the Space Room. The 2 Hour Special airs on Sunday March 19, 2006.
The items that were used were our beaded curtains and chandeliers.
Jamaican-born Dunstin Rainford of Riviera Beach, FL had just fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a U.S. Citizen when the unthinkable happened. Dunstin, a one-time hospice nurse's aide, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, an unpredictable lymphatic cancer. His dying wish to provide a happy and safe home for his family will now be granted by the team.
Throughout his treatments, Dunstin has stayed positive, telling his children that something good would come out of this horrific situation. The children believed him until Hurricane Wilma ravaged their home in September, tearing off a portion of their roof and destroying the interior. Prior to the hurricane and to his diagnosis, Dunstin had been trying to fix up his home one room at a time, but now every last penny has gone to the roof and his medical expenses. There is nothing left to rebuild this dad's dream for his children.
Always the hard worker and dedicated father, Dunstin has a strong desire to live. However he is not frightened of death, and has made the arrangements for his children to live with his sister, if he dies. But Dunstin is worried about leaving his family in an unsafe house.
The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team will grant this loving father's dying wish to fix his home for his children and hopefully lift their spirits as well. As a celebration of life, Grammy Award-winning reggae music star Damian Marley performs for the family after the house reveal in a Jamaican beach-themed party.