maandag 5 december 2011

The Kardashian Sisters Join Extreme Makeover

 Home Edition team to help the Walkers who were left devastated by the suicide of 11-year-old family member


They tirelessly promote their long line of business ventures and reality shows.
But on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last night, Kim Kardashian and sisters Kourtney and Khloe used their star power for a very special cause.
The trio took part in an episode of the series, which aimed to help the Walker family and raise awareness to anti-bullying in schools.
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Charitable Kardashians: On Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last night, Kim Kardashian and sisters Kourtney and Khloe used their star power for a very special cause
Charitable Kardashians: On Extreme Makeover: Home Edition last night, Kim Kardashian and sisters Kourtney and Khloe used their star power for a very special cause
Sirdeaner L. Walker and her family were left devastated when her son Carl committed suicide at the tender age of 11 in 2009, after being relentlessly teased at school.
The young boy passed away in the family home, that the entire family had still been living in.
Ever since his death, the Walker's have been advocates for anti-bullying.
On last night's episode, the Extreme Makeover team rebuilt the family's home, which had significant structural problems and was more than 100 years old.
Tragic: The Walkers were left devastated when family member Carl committed suicide at the tender age of 11 in 2009 after being relentlessly teased at school
Tragic: The Walkers were left devastated when family member Carl committed suicide at the tender age of 11 in 2009 after being relentlessly teased at school
They tore the house down and completely recreated a new abode from the bottom up.
While under construction, the team sent the entire Walker family to Hollywood, where they got to meet the Kardashian clan.
Kim, 31, older sister Kourtney, 32, and younger sister Khloe, 27, took Sirdeaner's 17-year-old daughter Dominic shopping at Sears, where they sell their Kardashian Collection line of clothing.
Thrilled: 17-year-old Dominic Walker was thrilled to find out she was going shopping with the Kardashian sister's at Sears
Thrilled: 17-year-old Dominic Walker was thrilled to find out she was going shopping with the Kardashian sister's at Sears

Surprise! Picking out clothes with designer Michael Maloney from the show, Dominic was taken to the changing room area and was given a huge surprise when the famous trio emerged
Surprise! Picking out clothes with designer Michael Maloney from the show, Dominic was taken to the changing room area and was given a huge surprise when the famous trio emerged
Picking out clothes with designer Michael Maloney from the show, Dominic was taken to the changing room area and was given a huge surprise when the famous trio emerged.
'OMG! I am such a huge fan,' she exclaimed, as each Kardashian gave her a big bear hug.
Khloe told Dominic that she could relate in part to the Walker family's story, as she had endured bullying through most of her school life, constantly being compared to her sisters.
Bear hug: Kim gives Dominic a huge bear hug as they meet
Bear hug: Kim gives Dominic a huge bear hug as they meet

Cuddles all round: Khloe and Kourtney also embrace the teen Cuddles all round: Khloe and Kourtney also embrace the teen
Cuddles all round: Khloe and Kourtney also embrace the teen
She told her that fellow students used to write nasty things on her locker.
'For me I was bullied through my entire high school and elementary school... The things that they said really hurt,' she said.
Before the shopping expedition Kourtney told Dominic she was welcomed to absolutely anything in the girl's collection.
Selections: Kim helps Dominic choose outfits out of the sister's Kardashian collection
Selections: Kim helps Dominic choose outfits out of the sister's Kardashian collection

Having a ball: Dominic modeled several outfits with much encouragement from the Kardashian clan
Having a ball: Dominic modeled several outfits with much encouragement from the Kardashian clan
'We want you to have whatever you want,' she told the teen.
After Dominic modeled several outfits, with much encouragement from the Kardashian clan, she settled on a pencil skirt, blouse and leopard print blazer, among other various outfits.
'Surprising Dominic today was so much fun,' Kim said, as she recalled the events of the day.
Maloney told Dominic that the girls also had something bigger in stall for the Walkers, a huge anti-bullying rally to raise awareness to their cause.
Success: The girls leave the store with several goodies for Dominic
Success: The girls leave the store with several goodies for Dominic
'This story broke my heart, when 11-year-old Carl took his own life,' Kim said.
'We believe in your mission,' Kourtney told the Walker family.
'We asked one of our dear friends for her help, Demi Lovato,' revealed Khloe, .
Emerging to join the sisters, Demi told the Walkers that their cause was one that was close to her heart, and said she appreciated their tireless campaign to raise awareness of anti-bully.
'I just want to say thank you for everything you are doing,' she said.
Comfort: Later they embrace Dominic's mother Sirdeaner after announcing that they were hosting a huge anti-bullying rally
Comfort: Later they embrace Dominic's mother Sirdeaner after announcing that they were hosting a huge anti-bullying rally
Taking to the stage, the Kardashians introduced Demi to the huge crowd of youths and as the Disney star, who entered a rehab facility last year for body image and personal issues, sat at the piano she addressed the audience.
'As you guys know, I actually was bullied when I was about 12 years old,' she told them.
'And it affected me so badly, I ended up going to treatment later on in my life to deal with the issues that it’s caused.
A little help from a friend: The girls enlisted close friend Demi Lovato, who was also a victim of bullying growing up
A little help from a friend: The girls enlisted close friend Demi Lovato, who was also a victim of bullying growing up
'It changes people’s lives. I think it’s an amazing thing that the Walker family is putting a stop to it and I hope that you all take this very, very seriously and hope to put a stop to this too.'
Demi then gave a powerful rendition of her hit song Skyscraper.
Carl Walker Hoover, was just 11-year-old when he hanged himself after being continuously bullied at school where he endured daily taunts of being gay.
He was a junior at New Leadership Charter School in Springfield when he took his own life.
Reflection: The girls look reflective as they stand on stage at the rally
Reflection: The girls look reflective as they stand on stage at the rally
On that fateful day, his mother Sirdeaner went upstairs to find that her son had committed suicide in the third floor of the family home.
'The day I lost my son was the worst day of my life,' she said during last night's episode.
She said that the entire family had since been trapped in the home.
She said her daughter Dominic had refused to sleep in her bedroom, close to the site of Carl's death, so she gave her, her own room.
Host with the most: Kim introduces Demi to the stage
Host with the most: Kim introduces Demi to the stage
'After my son passed away, she wouldn't go near her room, so I gave her mine,' she told Extreme Makeover host Ty Pennington.
'She will not stay up here after that. No one will come up here.'
The rest of the Walker children had also been sleeping on cots in the living room.
The Walker family had also left the third floor in the exact same state as it was the day that Carl passed away.
Powerful: Demi gave a powerful rendition of her hit song Skyscraper
Powerful: Demi gave a powerful rendition of her hit song Skyscraper
His backpack still sat on the stairs, and his bedroom also remained intact, the exact way he left it.
Last night's show was also designed to raise awareness to bullying and by recruiting the likes of stars such as the Kardashians and Lovato, the Walkers, along with the Extreme Makeover team aimed to help Americans make a stand.
Tears: Sirdeaner Walker was moved to tears upon watching the event take place
Tears: Sirdeaner Walker was moved to tears upon watching the event take place
Since Carl's 2009 death, Sirdeaner has become an anti-bullying advocate and has testified before state and federal officials about the topic.
She had repeatedly asked Carl's school to address the bullying problem after being concerned about her son, before his 2009 death.
His suicide, which had been the fourth that year involving middle school students, highlighted the need for systematic and effective responses to the endemic problem of bullying and harassment at schools.
Devastating: Sirdeaner said in last night's episode that her children had been sleeping on cots in the living room
Devastating: Sirdeaner said in last night's episode that her children had been sleeping on cots in the living room
She said she has made it her cause to win support for state and national school anti-bullying laws.
'I made a promise I would never fail Carl in life, and I will never fail him in death,' she said.
During last night's episode, The University of Massachusetts offered full scholarships to Carl's brother and sister, Charles, eight, and Gloria, seven.
Under construction: On last night's episode, the Extreme Makeover team rebuilt the family's home, which had significant structural problems and was more than 100 years old
Under construction: On last night's episode, the Extreme Makeover team rebuilt the family's home, which had significant structural problems and was more than 100 years old
The big reveal: The Walker family join host Ty Pennington and a huge group of neighbours and supporters before seeing their new home
The big reveal: The Walker family join host Ty Pennington and a huge group of neighbours and supporters before seeing their new home
They will be invited to attend any of its four campuses with their entire tuition, room, board and fees covered for four years, according to Fox.
Upon seeing their newly reconstructed house, with an exterior painted in an uplifting blue and white colour scheme, and the third floor replaced with a roof decorated with sunbeams, Sirdeaner and her family were moved to tears.
'In the old house we wanted to escape, but we felt trapped, but in the new house we feel peace, and we haven't had that in a very long time,' Sirdeaner said.
Before: The Walker family home before it was tore down
Before: The Walker family home before it was tore down

After: The stunning new home has an exterior painted in an uplifting blue and white colour scheme, and the third floor replaced with a roof decorated with sunbeams
After: The stunning new home has an exterior painted in an uplifting blue and white colour scheme, and the third floor replaced with a roof decorated with sunbeams





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