After we learned a little bit about Ryan and Karia Stockdale and their four children, who all suffer from a rare blood disease called Eosinophilic Esophagitis, we rallied our troops and decided to do the impossible – build a home in less than a week.
What we learned through last summer’s experience was an invaluable lesson on how fortunate we all are to live in such a great community. We will never forget the support that we received from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and even complete strangers. The entire experience left all of us at CBH with priceless memories and we’re thankful that we had the opportunity.
We are so thankful for all of you who have inquired as to how the Stockdale’s were doing in their new home. We have received updates from the family who report that they are extremely happy in their home, and most importantly, that the children are doing well.
In fact, in an interview with KTVB-TV, Karia said, “It feels like we’ve lived in this house forever. It feels so comfortable.” Karia also mentioned that the new filtered air and water systems have made a huge difference with the health of their children.
Click here to view the entire ktvb interview
To view some of our photos of the many people who helped make the project possible, and to see some pictures of the Stockdale house, you can view them here.