Resort for Terminally Ill Kids Gets Facelift

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_bebaa72df8.jpgABC News (KISSIMMEE, Fla.) -- A Florida resort that’s helped more than 127,000 families with terminally ill children has a new look, and it was revealed Friday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. For 25 years, Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre property in Kissimmee, has been dispensing hope, love and joy to sick children in the form free, week-long fantasy vacations. When the resort found itself in need of help, GMA turned to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host Ty Pennington and his team.

Pennington, his team and the Walt Disney World construction team targeted the Memory Makers Building -- the resort’s volunteer center -- for a facelift. Wyndham Vacation Ownership company renovated most of the resort’s 146 villas. West Elm donated furniture and accessories, and GAF provided roofing.

The design took 600 hours. Demolition began a month ago, and Friday morning, the result of thousands of hours of work was unveiled.

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