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Date: 05/19/11 07:40 AM

29 Responses to `Extreme Makeover` Duped By Familys `Sick` Claim

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8012 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:56 am
    Link: `Extreme Makeover` Duped By Familys `Sick` Claim - She has lost these children due to medical abuse, all while claiming sick kids.For the whole story click the credit link
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    MightyPeanut Male 30-39
    411 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 7:51 am
    Only in America..
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:06 am
    After reading the credit link, I have a question. How is the show helping families if they stick them with a huge mortgage on the new home? I thought they were building a home and giving it to them? The link talks about how some families couldn`t afford upkeep, and I get that. But others couldn`t afford the mortgage and taxes. What???? That isn`t helping, that`s putting them more in debt.

    I am not a fan of shows like this anyway, it`s all ratings. They need to spend their money in smarter ways and do more to help families. This family is evil and should lose the kids forever. But other families really need the help if they`d bother investigating instead of just going for the biggest ratings grabbers.
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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:08 am
    Someone medical might help me here... *Immunoglobin* - as she was saying it is technically wrong right? - I always knew it as *immunoglobULin* - like IgA, IgG etc etc. It`s not just an Americanism is it?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:10 am
    What sounds so stupid is, After they got the big house, Why didn`t she drop the whole medical scam in order to save the money needed to pay for the upkeep of the house ? If she really was scamming, Why choose losing the house over continuing to perpetuate the scam ?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35679 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

    follow the link below your posted link to get the story behind something I really don`t care about.

    post FAIL
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:19 am
    Mom has saggy eye syndrome really bad!
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    sweetpeadlp Female 40-49
    49 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:31 am
    They are all back together, in las Vegas wtih their original team of doctors. They sold the house and that gave suspicions. ABC isn`t even answering about the allegations - there are several holes in the story anyway. The parents have several hundred pages of blood tests and hospital records that the girls are sick. Lay of IAB.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:40 am

    It is, indeed, "Immunoglobulin".
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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:46 am
    Wow what @ssholes. Poor kids deserve better.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6695 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 8:57 am
    That house was like 4 stories or something.
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
    510 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 9:03 am
    how the drat is it medical abuse of you lied about being sick> medical abuse is giving your kids rat poison, this is dumb as hell
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 9:20 am
    the_phantom, if they are being treated for illnesses they don`t have, you might as well be giving them poison. My cousin was a victim of something like this (given that I`m understanding this situation correctly) and his body was very damaged as a result. He`s in his early 20s and doesn`t have any of his real teeth any longer and his body didn`t develop properly because he was given treatments that he didn`t need. Giving medicine and other treatments to kids who don`t need it is another form of child abuse.
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    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 9:36 am
    In regards to the people with mortgages, if you read the WSJ article, the homeowners took out two or three equity loans on their house to get more money. EM had nothing to do with the mortgages.

    Although the bigger houses did cost more in taxes and upkeep, something that most people probably don`t think about.

    I watched EM the other day, and I think the show has run its course. It also looks like Ty is getting tired of doing them.

    I also agree with what others have said. They should build several smaller houses for several families instead of one lavish house for one family.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 9:42 am
    so giving your child kidney failure and aseptic meningitis is completely ok?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:27 am
    Um... how exactly does a massive house help them - even if their medical problems were legit? There`s freaking 3 of them! Why do they need a solar powered swimming pool if they allegedly suffer from an immune system disorder.

    Not only do I not give a f*ck about how some TV show got scammed by an old woman, this also makes fun of people in your country who genuinely have trouble paying for medical expenses.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30867 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:45 am
    That Mom should go directly to jail, and never get out.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 11:26 am
    Anyone complaining about SCID (a very very serious disease, which generally shortens one`s life dramatically) should raise the eyebrows of his doctor. Not only is it easily determined through a simple blood test, it is very commonly used by those who have have Munchausen/Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. But my guess is that this woman doesn`t have MSbP...she`s just a scam artist getting payment for the pains of those she`s never met. Hopefully Extreme Makeover will start doing a little more due diligence before further exacerbating a very annoying problem for medical providers everywhere.
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1605 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    Agree with what LazyMe said
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4340 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    i hate that programme.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Yeah... uhm... these people are terrible, but at the same time Extreme Makeover should at least ask a doctor *just* to be sure.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    lol this show. "oh you have a disease? here`s a big screen tv."
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    That is just wrong.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    cancel that dumbass show
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    That was terrible
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    This post is horrible. The video is now what the post title claim. Should have posted the article, not the craptastic psa video. C`mon, this is just rediculous
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm
    From the report:
    "Terri, in her appeal to the show, said she suffers from combined immunodeficiency disease, as do her daughters, who had to wear masks to guard against the toxins coursing through the air of their rundown, mold-filled Las Vegas house."

    Mold in a house in Las Vegas!? WTF it`s so dry there is no freaking way! That should have been the first clue to the bull crap.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3600 posts
    May 20, 2011 at 6:32 pm
    why does "extreme home makeover" always do over the top crap liek heated swimming pools and gigantic fireplaces anyways? wouldn`t people benefit more from having something they can financially maintain and NEED rather than a bunch of bells and whistles? couldn`t they put more money into houses for even MORE people if they didn`t try to build mansions for everyone? this is why i hate the attitude of most of the people in this country, we want bigger, better, more, and we never stop to think about what we NEED. or what we DON`T NEED for that matter. we could all be very happy with less, but some will never understand...
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    Subfighter88 Male 18-29
    69 posts
    May 20, 2011 at 7:09 pm
    As soon as the little girl started talking I knew she was full of pooake mushrooms

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