This bighearted couple is dedicated to aiding children with disabilities. But while they’re assisting these special needs kids, their own home is rapidly deteriorating around them.
As the EM:HE bus rolls on to Quincy Township, Pennsylania, Ty fills us in on Mathew and Blasia Drumm, a loving couple with two autistic sons. The Drumms help manage a special needs Little League. During the school year, Blasia also works as a teacher’s aid at the Franklin Learning Center for Handicapped Children.
We discover that Mathew and Blasia have lent a helping hand to other blossoming leagues that have developed in the surrounding area, and in 2006 were awarded the Penn Marr Challenger League, Division Family Service Award.
Unfortunately, Matthew and Blasia were unaware at the time they purchased their home that both it and the lot it’s on were previously used as a dump site for trash and waste. We feel this couple’s pain upon discovering that because of their financial hardships, they’ve not been able to make any improvements to the house.
Our sadness turns to shock upon learning the Drumms’ entire home is heated by a single wood-burning stove—definitely a hindrance to the Drumms’ hope to one day work full time from home to help other special needs families.
Much to our joy, Ty and the design crew tirelessly carry out their vision of transforming this family’s junkyard home into a fresh dwelling where the Drumms can offer in-home respite care to other special needs children.