ABC aired an episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition that honors a hero’s family. Last January, during a “visit” via satellite at the Marine Base Station in Beaufort, SC, both the Dickinson’s were told they were to be the recipients of a new house. You see, while Staff Sgt. Bill Dickinson is serving over in Afghanistan, his wife India is home in Beaufort taking care of their five kids and dealing with a house that has suffered structural damage from past flooding.
A 17-year Marine, the Staff Sgt. was deployed overseas late last year, which means he’s unable to maintain the home and deal with a worsening mold problem, making the home unsafe for his wife and children ages 1 to 16, especially 1-year old Sophie who uses a respirator due to allergy problems. So, in his stead, Ty and the team have stepped in to not only fix the problem, but eradicate it by bulldozing their ranch style home to create a safe, much larger home, for this military family. The Dickinson’s took off to Walt Disney World in Orlando to enjoy a once in a lifetime all expenses paid family vacation. The marines, along with countless friends, neighbors, and relatives joined H2 Builders to build, decorate, and furnish this beautiful house for a great family.
In addition to the new home, the family's five children were given scholarships to attend the College of Charleston.
The children would have to be accepted into the college before receiving the funds. The family would only be responsible for room and board.
Information for this article from cmr.com and ABCnews4