Two adoptive parents of four special needs children got the surprise of a lifetime recently after BBC One do-it-yourself show DIY SOS swooped in to save the day and transformed their home into a more functioning and welcoming place for their brood.
Same-Sex Couple Garry And Kyle Ratcliffe Are Parents To Four Special Needs Children
Garry and Kyle Ratcliffe have been caring for their four disabled children Haydn, 13, (Cerebral palsy); Bella, 11, (Down syndrome); Curtis, 6, (epileptic, blind and has CP); and Phoebe, 6 (she suffers from PTSD) in a tiny cramped three-bedroom house in Sheppey, Kent.
When They Needed Help With Their Home, They Reached Out To BBC One’s DIY SOS
The inspirational couple, who adopted the four children to give them a better chance at life, felt concerned that their tiny house wasn’t big enough to allow their children the opportunity to flourish. They reached out to the show in hopes of expanding their humble abode to better accommodate their little ones needs.
They Were Living In A Cramped Three-Bedroom Home
Over 100 volunteers pitched in to help from the show and demolition and plans for a new five-bedroom home were in the works. After a lot of muscle power and creativity, their colorful and inviting new home was complete!
They Wanted More Room For Their Family To Thrive
Garry and Kyle are absolutely thrilled and grateful for the blessings the show has given them with a new home for their children. Kyle said to the DIY SOS team: “It’s enabling our kids to be more than they are, which is really important.” To which Garry added: “You have future-proofed our lives for us really. Thank you.”