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DIY SOS' real life-tragedies and heartwarming differences it's made to lives

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BBC programme DIY SOS has transformed the lives of hundreds of families since it first aired in 1999.Hosted by Nick Knowles, the team have joined forces with local communities across the country to renovate the homes of many families, some of who have sadly suffered heartbreaking real-life tragedies.The impact of the DIY SOS team has helped people move into the next chapter of their lives, with some saying that they do not know where they would be without them.READ MORE:DIY SOS could have faced 'axe' if BBC bosses refused to let Nick Knowles returnOn the anniversary of DIY SOS' first broadcast, Daily Star takes a closer look at some of the show's real-life tragedies - and how the team helped to transform the family's lives.

Earlier this year, an emotional episode of DIY SOS saw the team transform a home for a family who lived with a range of health conditions.Sarah and Peter's daughters Margaret and Suzanne were diagnosed with Myotonic Dystrophy - a genetic condition that causes muscles to waste away.The family moved into an accessible home, which began to be renovated by Peter, but as his bones became weaker due to his condition fibromyalgia, progress on the renovations slowed down.The DIY SOS team were called in to help renovate the home, but sadly, just two weeks before filming was set to begin, daughter Margaret died from her illness.During one emotional scene, mother Sarah said it would mean "everything" to the family if the DIY SOS team could complete the renovations on their home, with father Peter describing it as "unbelievable" that the team were able to help.Despite encountering a range of issues, including the effects of the weather brought on by Storm Dennis, DIY SOS transformed the family's home - including.

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