October 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
The payback for years of “Paying It Forward” continued for the Bill and Adair Grommesh family Monday night.
Tags: Concordia, Concordia College, Extreme Makeover, Grommesh, grommesh family, Heritage Homes, Makeover, Moorhead 36 Comments »
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Ooooohhh…Cable 1 donates ONE YEAR of free service!! Wow..how generous! Probably gave them the basic package…slow internet…and will charge them for call waiting! Typical! Why even print that in the story? It’s a non gift compared to all the others!!
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they don’t deserve free service in the first place. how did they survive before???? it think they have been given enough. stop the heaping on!!! it starting to look ridiculous or i should say it been looking that way for a long while but getting more and more every day. talk about stupidity – being suckered by hollywood
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I’m sure glad you aren’t Santa!
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Honestly, do we really have to have this story, and usually it’s 5 stories, every day about this old house? Surely the forum can find something else to write about.
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people love living in fantasy land. people like acting like fools
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and here we all are.
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If you do not like the story, why are you reading it? And then taking time to write about it??????????
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I don’t read them. I quit reading them 3 days ago, but I still run across the leads when scanning through the website.
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I’m sorry, but has there ever been an issue of any paper that had only stories you wanted to read? The headlines did exactly as they should have, they told you what the story was about, you weren’t interested, and you moved on.
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I’m loving all the stories! I wish I could have taken part, but that was not possible. How can you look at the picture here of a young brother and sister sharing a moment like that and not be moved? G-Shep: No one forces you to read anything. Tired of it? Move on. Go to the NY Times if you need a fix of violence, murder and gunfire. I prefer a little good news with my morning coffee.
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why don’t we give them ND’s budget surplus, too. i’ll even throw in my life savings hahaha this is disgusting!!! why don’t people grow up and act their age. we’ve (not me hahaha) been deceived or brainwashed by hollywood
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What an ironic post, you telling others to grow up and act their age.
Well-loved. Like or Dislike: 27 10
that’s rights – GROW UP!!!!
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I haven’t been brainwashed by Hollywood, I just know how grateful they are and how much they give to others… both in tangible goods AND kindness. How awful some people can’t find generosity in their own hearts.
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barb, i said i’d give my life savings hahaha come on now, this is just not about being generous – it’s way beyond that now. do they really need any more genorosity than they already received??? isn’t there someone else we can move onto with our generosity???
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There is generosity and there is excess. These people got free new houses, were 40,000.00 scholarships necessary? Are there not other needy local kids who could benefit from a free ride to college?
Hot debate. What do you think? 31 23
Who are you to tell a private college who to donate to? They can spend their money however they would like, as can everybody else who donated.
If you don’t like it, don’t donate. Simple concept. But evidently not simple enough to keep you from complaining about it.
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lets be as extreme as we can!!!! lets not stop!!! is there a limit to extremism???
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if there was a limit, you just hit it.
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Wow. Some people sure get upset when good things happen to other people. Why is it so hard to just say something nice, or not say anything at all?
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You have to remember, in this region there is a large number of people who have the mentality that nobody deserves anything more than them, no matter how big of a loser they are or what the other people have done to get to where they are.
Hot debate. What do you think? 25 12
You’re right Pete, it’s called Janteloven: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jante_Law
I think it explains why some people are so bitter.
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FORUM/WDAY/ABC will make millions off of this, and all the stories, etc.
EVERYTHING was donated for this house, FORUM/WDAY/ABC didnt have to provide anything out of pocket, and where will the MILLIONS of AD revenue go? right in their pockets.
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That’s how it works with Extreme Makeover. Donations. ABC still has to pay the crew, and the show staff…
Why does it matter?
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It will be good TV and the ratings will be good but who is it helping just two families, it is just TV and BS.
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I think a lot of you would feel differently if someone in YOUR family had been selected to receive a handicap-accessible house for a child. And for those of you who are unhappy about the whole process, from the selection all the way through to the scholarships, I suggest you start your own program to give to those you consider worthy. Best of luck to you.
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I don’t care what this family does or doesn’t get. What I want to know is why we must suffer this as a news story for five days or more. It’s like the Sarah Palin Sioux jersey. It went on and on and…enough already.
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Because people (like you) keep clicking on the stories and then comment about them. This makes them popular. Clicks = advertising hits = $$$ for Forum Communications.
Nobody is forcing you to look at these stories. If you don’t like them don’t read them. There are other things to read about, this is the internet after all.
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I wasn’t happy with them getting a”free” house since they were a well off family. Obviously the house was good enough to reuse. Now let’s give them free college, tv, internet and phone plus sums of cash. Seriously enough is enough!!! How about we give 1/3 this amount of help to those from the apts on 42 and their pets and actually help those in need. Of course they were in there with rent based off income so they won’t get much help. FM only helps those well off get better. Guess what Fargo
Poor and underprivileged people do live here.
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Well then maybe next time YOU can nominate a family YOU deem worthy and then others can nitpick and complain about your choice.
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One more thing about the family they don’t have medical bills for their son he was born handicap so he has full coverage under state Medicare/medicaid. They might have a $20-$25 copay for prescription that’s it. Please don’t get suckered into that sympathy story in that aspect. I know this cause my niece was born handicap and all hers is taken care of courtesy state money. Let’s help someone who actually needs it
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How do you know this family is well off? Are you there when they pay their bills every month? Do know what this family has gone through? No you probably have no idea. Yes there is a lot of deserving families in this area that could use some help and wouldn’t it just be a perfect world if everyone could have this chance of a lifetime! But life isn’t perfect so just be happy for someone else!!
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You’re full of it if you think everyone born with a disability gets coverage if the family is above the poverty level. That’s just flat out false.
Jay you really do have no clue at all. Yeah, free healthcare because a person is born with a disability. The benefit amount is determined by income not by the fact that you have a disability. Even if their healthcare is 100% paid as you think, do you have any idea what it costs for all the other things they need, like special shoes, orthotics, wheelchairs, lifts? You think all that is â€˜givenâ€™ to families with special needs kids? Do you know what a hand powered bike costs so a kid can feel like a kid and go for a bike ride with his/her friends and family? You donâ€™t know what it is like to have to buy special equipment for a child so they can FEEL like a kid and enjoy at least one or two things every other kid in the world can.
You obviously do not know this family. They did not ask for this, they were nominated and WON this. If you were selected for a prize like this would you just say, no thanks? They did not ask for any of the other things that have been thrown in like the scholarships, free cable etc… You are crucifying a family because they won something. That is just pathetic. First you complain because the family is â€˜well offâ€™ in your eyes then in another post you complain about how previous winners of extreme makeovers lose their houses and canâ€™t afford to stay in the houses and what a fraud the show is. Great, you donâ€™t like the show, why are you reading all the articles about it then? You are just a complainer and I feel sorry for you.
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It was sweet of them to thank everybody, except god, goddess, whoever pretend person it is they think is real that isn’t, because there’s no proof. Just like unicorns, Gandolf, elves, fairies, santa, the boogey man and so on….
I’m glad they got the house though, sweet!
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