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Niskayuna family surprised with home makeover on Oprah program

Woman ailing with cancer wrote to show’s Web site

Joan Parow and her family watch the Oprah show, on which they appeared, from their renovated basement on Monday.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
Joan Parow and her family watch the Oprah show, on which they appeared, from their renovated basement on Monday.
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Joan and Ken Parow bought a split-level ranch on Godfrey Lane with the hope of transforming it into a dream home for their two sons. But their renovation plans never got off the ground. In 2003, Joan was diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer, and the young family quickly switched their focus. “When Joan got sick, all the renovations took a back seat,” Ken recalled Monday. She is 37. Joan’s condition worsened in January, when she ...


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