Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
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Episode 17The Okvath Family
Kassandra Okvath, who lives with her family in Gilbert, Arizona, has battled cancer since doctors discovered a tumor in her kidney in 2003. While Kassandra was fighting for her life, her mother, Nichol, moved from their home to be nearer her daughter. Meanwhile Kassandra’s father, Bryan, lost his truck-driving job for missing work during his daughter’s illness. Other Okvath family members include Gabby, six, Levi, five, two-year-old twins Josiah & Tobiah and six-month-old Jonathan.
In the video she sent to the show’s producers, Kassandra’s simple, selfless request was that she wished that the children struggling with illness at the University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona – where she has been receiving treatment – might be given something very special. She asked if the walls of the hospital could be painted for sick kids because, as she said, “Sometimes that’s the last things they see.”