Extreme Makeover, Home Edition

Liedkie Moving & Storage Featured on National Program, Extreme Makeover, Home Edition

Liedkie Moving & Storage in Schenectady, New York donated their time and services during a recent home makeover to benefit Debbie Oatman and her family. In 1987, Debbie became a very untraditional single mother when she adopted an HIV positive baby. Together they faced an unsympathetic community, discrimination and even death threats. Yet, when she learned that another HIV positive child and his biological brother needed a home, Debbie didn’t hesitate to bring them into her family. Over the years, through her activism, the community has come to embrace Debbie and her boys. Unfortunately, their home was literally sinking into the ground, causing the walls to shift and crack and creating a death trip to Debbie’s sons’ delicate immune systems. With nowhere else to turn, Debbie contacted Extreme Makeover, Home Edition with a desperate plea to help give her family a safe home and keep her sons from becoming just another statistic.

The episode, “Oatman – Gaitan Family,” aired May 20th, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. ET during their two hour season finale. Congratulations to Kim Ramsey and Tom Tama and the team at Liedkie for making this family’s dreams a reality!