Tonight, 8-year-old Gage Driskell will come home to a newly remodeled house in Parma! Gage is recovering after surgery to remove a brain tumor, but thanks to a bunch of dedicated volunteers - his house is now in tip top shape for his homecoming. It needed a lot of repairs and remodeling for his needs. We're talking major construction! Here is the house before construction started... you'll have to tune in to the news to see the "after" photos. From what I hear, the volunteers have done a miraculous job!
The people of Parma joined together to make that happen for him. It's really been an incredible effort, and a labor of love for this small town. Truly special. They are all 7's HEROES in my eyes. They even painted one of the rooms blue and orange, because Gage is a big BSU football fan!
Organizers of this effort tell me Gage will be coming home to a big reception party from volunteers, and the community. The day care kids across the street are making a banner for him to welcome him home! The fire and police departments from Parma, Fruitland, Caldwell, Wilder, and others will be escorting the family from the Cenex station in Parma to the house. It should be pretty incredible!
Gage still has 14 months of chemotherapy ahead of him, he's not out of the woods yet. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery! I know my prayers are with him. I had a chance to meet him at St. Luke's Children's Hospital shortly after his surgery. He's such a special kid, with a whole community behind him. Now, he has a sparkling new home to recover in too.
Welcome Home Gage!