Volume 2 goes “beyond the homecoming” to illustrate how acts of compassion can deeply affect and change the lives a family of eight facing difficult trials.
Kenny Goodall, a hardworking welder with plans to build his family their dream home, was suddenly diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) leaving him helpless to provide for his family. The family was stranded in a hundred-year-old three bedroom home as they had to come to terms with their father’s deteriorating disease.
When ICI Homes Division President Don Wilford discovered this wonderful family of a strong faith, he was compelled to bring help. Builders Care and ICI Homes rallied the Northeast Florida Builders Association and the Jacksonville community, doubling the size of their home in a fast-paced 2-week home makeover giving Kenny the peace that his family would be taken care of when his time had come.
It wasn’t three days after their homecoming however, when the Kenny and Karen’s oldest son Kollin was tragically diagnosed with leukemia. Kollin struggled with courage through two relapses and a bone marrow transplant, but eventually the doctors had realized they could do no more. It was then that Kollin became alive more than some people do during their entire lives.
It was this father’s and son’s dream to have their story told in hopes of giving light to others bringing true peace in time of suffering that would last beyond their lifetime.[/sm_column_text][sm_empty_space height=”20″]