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By on February 2nd, 2011

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Vote for the Renee Loux Family

Written by Craig Dinsmore – a friend of Derek Loux.

My family has been forever changed after getting to know the Renee Loux family (http://louxfamilyblog.com/).  Years ago my wife and I, parents of 7 natural born children, heard Derek speak on adoption and we were strengthened to follow our heart for adopting more kids.  It has now been a year and a half since we adopted our son Samuel and we are abounding in love as a result.  Now we are preparing for more.

Just over a year ago Derek died in a car accident.  Renee’ is now a single mother with 13 children, four of which have special needs.  Renee continues to trumpet the cause of the orphan and is the president and spokesperson for Orphan Justice Center.  This non-profit organization is committed to speaking up for the most vulnerable of children – the 163 million orphans worldwide.  Since Derek’s death, Renee’ and her family have brought home two more children who were in desperate need of medical attention.

Renee and kids live in a 4 bedroom home and have simply run out of space. In addition, their home has three floors and requires Renee to lift Sasha and his wheelchair from level to level so that he can be with the family. I have been to their home and been with the kids.  You can’t help but come away changed after visiting the Loux family.  They are full of life and love, it is remarkable.

Extreme Home Makeover is looking for a deserving family in the state of Missouri, I can’t think of a more deserving family. They have exhausted every available space in their current home and have simply run out of room. Renee doesn’t know the word “No” when it comes to children in need.

Renee has been given 45 acres in Grandview, MO to help her walk out the vision she and Derek had to build a home with space enough to personally take in 30+ orphans. Their dream together was to take in children with special needs and provide them with a loving home where they could be restored and healed. The property will include a creative prayer place for children and lots of room for horticultural therapy, equine therapy and other traditional therapies.

If you would please help them by nominating Renee Loux for this amazing opportunity to be considered for an Extreme Home Makeover.

Its real easy:

DIRECTIONS to nominate them:

Each nomination must include the names, ages of everyone in the house, a description of the major challenges within the home and a short description of the family story.  I have given a sample description  and definition of what is needed in the home, and the list of names.  You can copy and paste then please taylor it with your emphasis.

Email nominations to: CastingMissouri@gmail.com

Nomination for: The Renee Loux Family

Short Description of the family story: Just over a year ago Derek died in a car accident leaving Renee with now 12 kids (10 adpoted, four of which are handicapped).  Renee continued to trumpet the cause of the orphan by taking on two more children after Derek’s death.  Renee and kids live in a 4 bedroom home and have simply run out of space. In addition, their home has three floors and requires Renee to lift Sasha and his wheelchair from level to level so that he can be with the family.

Major challenges within the home: Size and layout are the major challenges.  There are 14 people living in a 4 bedroom home.  Four of the children are handicapped in some way.  There is one wheelchair bound and one blind.  It is a three level house requiring the wheel chair to be lifted between levels. Renee’s dream is to adopt many more and bring restoration to each one.  The only thing holding them back is the size and function of the home.

Names and Ages:

Renee-mother (49)
Flo- Renee’s mother (72)
Telma-Renee’s daughter, adopted from the Marshall Islands (19)
Teyolla- Renee’s daughter, adopted from the Marshall Islands (19)
Keyolla- Renee’s daughter, adopted from the Marshall Islands (19)
LeeAnn- Renee’s daughter, adopted from the Marshall Islands (16)
Sophia- Renee’s daughter (13)
Michaela- Renee’s daughter (10)
Sana- Renee’s daughter adopted from the Marshall Islands (9)
Sasha- Renee’s son with Spina Bifida adopted from Ukraine (8)
Ethan- Renee’s son with Down Syndrome adopted from Ukraine (7)
Silas- Renee’s son with Down Syndrome adopted from Ukraine (4)
Judah – Renee’ son adopted from the Marshall Islands (1)
Joanna- a blind girl under the legal guardianship of Renee (from the Marshall Islands) age 13

Deadline is March 31st.

Additional Details HERE! http://www.kmbc.com/entertainment/26650690/detail.html

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