TV show transforms Basildon home for sick lad

Southend Standard: DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles

A FAMILY got the shock of their lives after the crew of a TV programme, which has been working on their house all week, unveiled their work.

DIY SOS workers and local traders have been renovating a Basildon house to help a severely ill little boy.

Yesterday they revealed their newlook home to the family.

Brandon, nine, suffers from Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy.

He lives in his family living room and is unable to walk up stairs, suffering from 20 seizures a day.

DIY SOS decided to help after hearing their story.

They knocked down an outbuilding, created an extension and built a seizure-proof bedroom and wet room for Brandon, with room for his parents Steve and Jenny to stay with him.

The entire revamp has been filmed for the BBC show and will be on TV later this year.

Until then the programme is keeping the family’s identity a secret.

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11:03am Mon 3 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

Well done DIY SOS
Well done DIY SOS Howard Cháse
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9:56pm Mon 3 Mar 14

whataday says...

"Until then the programme is keeping the family's identity a secret"

How then is the Echo able to give the name of the child and his parents
"Until then the programme is keeping the family's identity a secret" How then is the Echo able to give the name of the child and his parents whataday
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