photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News
Angie Heiter kisses her husband Michael Heiter at their home in Richardson on Saturday, April 4, 2009. Michael Heiter had great jobs in engineering fields until a series of medical operations and finally a layoff. Now, the family struggles to pay basic bills.
Matthew Ortiz, 2, (from left to right) is lifted by his mother Cynthia (Heiter) Ortiz while her other son Alex, 5, plays with a ball next to family friend Diane Gordon at their home in Richardson.
Angie Heiter and her husband Michael Heiter listen to their children at their home. The family is one of six Dallas-area winners of the Extreme Makeover's American Dream Edition.
Angie Heiter gets food for her husband Michael Heiter at their home. Angie Heiter will receive $5,000 from Extreme Makeover and another $5,000 will be donated to a charity of her choice.
Angie Heiter slides down a wooden ramp with her husband Michael Heiter at their home. The family's home has deteriorated since Michael started battling cancer.
Angie Heiter kisses her husband Michael Heiter at their home in Richardson.
Michael Heiter died on May 5, 2009. Guests are invited to leave condolences and make memorial contributions.
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