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. They found themselves stranded in a 100-year-old three bedroom home, while coming to terms with their father’s deteriorating disease.
When ICI Homes Division President Don Wilford discovered this family of 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. The result give Kenny the peace he needed that his family was taken care of when his time had come.
However, only three days after their homecoming, Kenny and Karen’s oldest son Kollin was suddenly diagnosed with leukemia. Kollin struggled with courage through two relapses and a bone marrow transplant, but eventually the doctors said they could do no more. It was at that point Kollin decided to become alive more than some people do during their entire lives.