Every year Acts of Kindness (AOK), a unique ministry of the Aldergrove Seventh-day Adventist Church in Aldergrove, B.C., selects a family in need for their annual Extreme Home Repair Project. This year it was Teresa Sperger and her three children, Cody, 23, Alicia, 20, and Kyle, 16.
On October 31, 2007, the family suffered a devastating loss: their youngest member, 7 year-old Christopher, lost his battle with cancer. When her son was diagnosed with Stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma in 2003, Teresa put her job on hold for the next four years to be with him. As a result, money became tight and the two-storey house they had been living in for the past 13 years fell into disrepair.
After Teresa and her family were selected as the 2012 recipients of the AOK Extreme Home Repair Project, work began on the house on May 10, 2012. The “big reveal” took place on Victoria Day, May 21, and Teresa and her children had their first look at their newly renovated home since the project began.