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October 19, 2011

Extreme Makeover releases names of families

JOPLIN, Mo. — "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" has released more details about the build in the 2400 block of Connor Avenue, including the names of the seven families. They are:

~ The Kyle and Jill Howard family, and their children Keenan, Konnor, Korbin and Kaleb. Howard is a Joplin firefighter.

~ The Kari and Justin Nevins family, and their children, Uriah, Avery, Cana, and Rhoen. The Nevins are currently staying in the basement of a friend's house.

~ Single mom Crystal Cogdill, who works for the Joplin Housing Authority. Crystal lost her 9-year-old son, Zach Treadwell in the storm.

~ The Crystal Whitely Family. The night of the storm, the whole family took cover in the bathtub, but moments later, the house was pulled off its foundation. Though she tried desperately to hang on to them, 10 year-old Shante (Caton) and 6 year-old Trentan (Caton) were ripped from Crystal's arms. Only Crystal and her 4 year-old daughter, Keana, survived.

~ The Tom and Emily Walters and their daughter Chloe. Emily is a nurse; Tom a coach and teacher.

~ The Thang and Tiffany Nguyen (pronounced "win") family. The Nguyens had been living with Tiffany's daughter Sara, and their granddaughter Alex.

~ The Natalie and Scott Gonzalez family, who live with Natalie's son, Augie.

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