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Fifteen years later, Wofford family reflects on life-changing ‘Extreme’ home makeover

Fifteen years later, Wofford family reflects on life-changing ‘Extreme’ home makeover

If you were a TV watcher in 2004, chances are you remember the Wofford family of Encinitas.

On Sept. 26 of that year, America was introduced to widower Brian Wofford and his eight children ages 6 to 18, who were chosen by ABC television producers for what would become one of the most-watched and most-popular episodes of the top-rated series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

In just four days, the TV production crew, a local contractor and an army of community volunteers transformed the Woffords’ aging 1,200-square-foot home into a luxurious, two-story, 4,300-square-foot mini-mansion. Before the remodel, the children slept in bunkbeds, with the four girls sharing one bedroom...

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