ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and John Walsh, co-founder of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) teamed up to focus on the issue of missing children in a two hour special airing Sunday, August 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM CDT. The show highlights the abduction of 6-year-old Morgan Nick from Alma, Arkansas and the journey her family has endured since her disappearance ten years ago. Morgan’s mother, Colleen, and her siblings are the latest recipients of an “Extreme Makeover” and through telling their story hope to try and locate Morgan as well as other missing children across the country.
From Colleen Nick:
“I want to take a moment to publicly thank everyone who gave of their time, talent, energy and heart to help the ABC program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition tell Morgan’s story. Not only did EMHE have the heart to tell Morgan’s story, they grasped the problem of missing and exploited children and joined in the fight by showing photographs of 9 other missing children who, like Morgan, belong at home with the people who love them. We know that 24 million people watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. We also know that statistically, 1 out of 6 missing children is recovered because someone recognizes them from a photograph. With 24 million people watching Extreme Makeover, I truly expect that lost children will come home because of this ABC program. It is my hope and prayer that Morgan is one of those children.
I have no doubt that I live among some of the most amazing people in the world. Each and every one of you are a hero – my hero. Thank you!”
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