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  • Family in Shock Over Extreme Makeover
    KALIHI (KHNL) - Perfect. Beyond words. The most beautiful she's ever seen.
    That's how a Kalihi Valley woman is describing her new, extreme home. Part of the reason Momi Akana was chosen was because of her work helping others. And she won't stop now that she's got her dream home... – KHNL News 8

  • Miracle of 'Makeover' moves many
    Momi Akana was already fighting tears before the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition buses even moved.
    At the end of a weeklong vacation in British Columbia, the Akana family came home to a new 4,500-square-foot community center for their nonprofit educational organization...
    – Star-Advertiser

  • Akana Family Takes A Look At New "Extreme Makeover" Home
    The Akana family celebrates after seeing their new home and community center built by crews from Extreme Makeover | Home Edition...
    – The Hawaii Channel KITV 4
    'I'm staying at your house!'
    Theresa "Momi" Akana clasped her hands over her mouth at first sight of her new home in Kalihi Valley. Where only a grassy lot had existed seven days ago, a dark-green, four-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot plantation-style house suddenly came into view...
    – Star-Advertiser

  • Outrigger Steps in to Help with Extreme Makeover
    It was a monumental secret in the month leading up to the announcement on June 6, but as many of us now know, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is in Hawaii this week shooting an episode for its fifth season in the show's ongoing effort to visit all 50 states. The Akana family of Kalihi was chosen as the deserving family to receive a life- changing gift...
    – Outrigger Beachwalk

  • 2,000 volunteers assemble to makeover a Kalihi family's home
    Sleepy Kalihi Valley was awoken by the voice of Ty Pennington from the national television show extreme makeover home edition.
    "Good morning Akana family!," says Ty Pennington.
    Pennington and the crew greeted Momi Akana and her family of six with news that they had been selected to receive the next home make-over...
    – KHON Channel 2 News, Hawaii News Now

  • The Hawaii Channel KITV News 4 Extreme Makeover Special Section
    KITV and TheHawaiiChannel.com brings you in-depth coverage of ABC's designers helping a Kalihi family. Find interviews, pictures and more…
    – The Hawaii Channel KITV News 4

  • Brookfield Homes Hawai`i to Build Largest Structure in Show's History
    HONOLULU (June 7, 2007) The Akana family got more good news from the hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition today. Yesterday, they were roused out of their sleep by Ty Pennington and his design team and got the word that they were selected to receive the next home makeover. Today, they learned that the show and Brookfield Homes Hawai'i will also construct the largest structure in the show's history when they erect a new center to house mom Momi Akana’s non-profit organization, Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Center...
    – Brookefield Hawai'

  • Kalihi Valley Family Getting Extreme Home Makeover
    (KHNL) - It's the dream of a lifetime for a Kalihi Valley family. They're getting a new home built for them, and they don't have to pay a cent. It's part of the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. When Momi Akana woke up, she thought she was still dreaming...
    – KHNL News 8, Hawaii News Now

  • "Good Morning, Akana Family!" New Hope family gets Extreme Makeover
    For anyone familiar with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, you can imagine how much that morning greeting meant to Momi Akana and her family. Those four words would mean a world of difference for the very deserving Kalihi family, especially for Momi, who has dedicated the past 11 years of her life to helping the native Hawaiian community...
    – New Hope

  • Kalihi family learns home will get 'Extreme Makeover'
    A mom in Kalihi who earned notice from producers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" with her founding of a nonprofit supporting education for Native Hawaiian families won a makeover for her family home, it was announced today...
    – The Honolulu Advertiser

  • 'Makeover' starts on Kalihi family's home
    Paige Hemmis, the carpenter with the pink tool belt on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," spent two hours with 12-year-old Kuulei, Momi Akana's daughter, on Tuesday before brainstorming a design for the girl's bedroom...
    – Honolulu Star-Bulletin