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Immune Deficiency Foundation Honors Cerda Family and Volunteers From ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'
Date:5/11/2009

LAS VEGAS and TOWSON, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founder and president of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), Marcia Boyle, traveled to Las Vegas this weekend to recognize the Cerda family, Wright Custom Home and many other community volunteers, for their efforts in raising awareness of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD). The family, home builders and volunteers were featured on the May 10 episode of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The full episode can be viewed at: http://abc.go.com/primetime/xtremehome/

"Terri has been a tireless advocate for her family and others living with their illness, and she and her family deserve this happiness," said Marcia Boyle, founder and president of the Immune Deficiency Foundation. "We are grateful to 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' Wright Custom Home and the many, many volunteers for their contributions to this effort, and for giving the Cerda family greater hope, and the opportunity to highlight and bring greater awareness and understanding to their illness and our Foundation."

IDF will be featured on ABC's "A Better Community" Website in association with the Cerda family episode to let viewers know how they can support IDF and make a difference in the lives of families who are affected by PIDD. More information can be found at http://abc.go.com/abettercommunity/.

The Cerda family was selected for the show not only because of their personal, financial and health-related difficulties resulting from having PIDD, but also because of their incredible volunteer work for IDF and for families in need, both in their local community and around the country. Terri Cerda and her two young daughters are all diagnosed with combined immune deficiency disease, one of the most severe types of the more than 150 different PIDD.
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