Patricia Broadbent, a single mother with a big heart adopted three girls, Hydeia, 20, Tricia, 12, and Shaina, 16. All three have HIV. Through their public work, the Broadbent family has inspired an entire community with their passion and love for life, despite the disease. Yet, funds were tight and their tiny 40 year old cinderblock house was falling apart.
The producers of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" realized, that this family needed more than a cosmetic house remodel. The girls' compromised immune systems and Patricia who had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer needed an extremely healthy house, a house free of mold, allergens, bacteria and viruses.
Having already designed a special air filtration system for a previous episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” the IQAir team was asked back with a mission: "create America's healthiest house for this very special family."
"The air quality in this house had to be equal that of the most modern operation theaters," said Frank Hammes, President of IQAir. We needed to create a clean haven for the Broadbent family."
Putting all their resources and best scientists together, IQAir met the challenge and created the most powerful whole house air cleaning system ever. Air freighted from the Swiss production facility to North Las Vegas just hours before the installation, the HyperHEPA® system was the technology buzz of the show.
Hosts Ty Pennington and Preston Sharp personally monitored the installation of the IQAir system. "We don't get things this cool very often," Preston, the "Big Ideas" man commented.
"I am proud of what we have been able to achieve with the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Team on this project," said Frank Hammes. "It inspired us to create an entirely new product line and make these awesome HyperHEPA® air cleaning systems available to the general public in the Spring of 2005. I think this is what a lot of people have been waiting for."
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