A real life "Extreme Home Makeover." Here is the lowdown on this amazing story of a community rallying together for one of their own:
It started out simple enough - as a Bible study fundraiser for a family in need in the McClain County town of Washington. However six months later, the result was a made-for-TV complete home makeover.> Read more from KWTV
Family and friends credit faith for helping 16-year-old Leah Hayes make it through a lifetime of unwelcomed seizures and most recently, brain surgery.
For the first time Betty and Leah laid their teary eyes on their new, 'healthy' home built by neighbors, by the high school music teacher and by dozens of others who, for at least one day, made Leah forget all about her world of seizures and surgeries.
"I thought my gift was to keep getting her back every time something happened to her, and then you give me this gift," Betty Hayes said.
Watch the CNN video recap: