Family’s RV Gets Extreme Makeover

June 13, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on Family’s RV Gets Extreme Makeover

Click here to watch a video, courtesy of WFMZ-TV, Allentown, Pa., about the following story.

A family got a special surprise when they arrived at their campground on Saturday (June 11).

Camping volunteers at the Pennsylvania Dutch Campground in Upper Bern Township built a handicap accessible deck leading to Marla Steckel’s motorhome to make it accessible for her son, Franki, WFMZ-TV, Allentown, Pa., reported.

The 15-year-old suffers from spina bifida, tethered cord syndrome and epilepsy.

Franki cannot walk or crawl without assistance because of two seizures lasting longer than two hours he had in January.

“It’s absolutely unbelievable,” said Franki’s mother, Marlene Steckel. “The people that are here….for all of us and for Franki it’s freedom.”

Franki is currently going through rehabilitation at DuPont Hospital for Children.

The makeover is part of a new program unveiled by the campground called Extreme Makeover – Pennsylvania Dutch Campground Edition.


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