Camden's Little Citizens With Big Dreams

Billy's dad, Victor Marrero, who was raising six children and two grandchildren, has also seen his fortunes improve. The city of Camden thanked Victor for his courage and bravery at handling such a large family as a single dad. Other fathers turned to Victor for advice on parenting, prompting him to start a support group for the single fathers of Camden. Click here for more information.

Early one summer morning, something truly amazing happened. Ty Pennington and the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team made their way to Camden.

"Good morning Marrero family!" Pennington shouted into a megaphone.

Because some of you nominated the family, the ABC television show came to their door and did what they do best — built a new home in just 100 hours. Click here for photos. Words can't describe the joy the family felt knowing they would never have to sleep on a cold hard floor again. The Marreros were sent on vacation to Spain — the first time Billy's brothers had ever left New Jersey — and they returned to see their new four-bedroom house for the first time.

"I didn't see a house," said Victor. "I saw life. Life for me, life for the boys. It was the lifeline that I've been waiting for."

A lifeline that so many other children are still waiting and hoping for.

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