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Community gives Sandy couple home makeover

Posted - Jun. 26, 2010 at 9:22 p.m.


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SANDY -- A Sandy man and his wife received and incredible gift from their community Saturday: a new house.

"I expected just minor changes," said Frank Rogers, "not a new house."

Frank and his wife Debby saw their home for the first time in 16 days. They moved out June 10 so their community could redesign the home to make it more suitable for Frank.

He lost both legs to diabetes and often spent months alone in his bedroom, unable to make it outside.

"It's really deserving for my wife because she's the one that has to help me get in and out and do everything," Frank said. "It was really hard on her. But now it's going to be a lot easier for her."

Debby was overwhelmed by the experience.

"This is like the most beautiful thing," she said. "I can't believe everything that's been done. It's like mobbing into a new house without changing my address."

The Rogers now have electric lifts to help Frank get up and down the stairs. The makeover also included a new bathroom, ramps for the home's entrances and a new master suite.

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