Wish Come True: A Home For Quads

One of our favorite events here at The Early Show is the "Week Of Wishes," where we grant one viewer's wish every day for a week.

This week we check in with some people whose wishes have come true, a Florida couple who made the ultimate wish last November: a home of their own.


When they got married in 1997, Penny and Dwain Dyer knew their lives would change, reports Early Show correspondent Tracy Smith. What they didn't know was how much.

Life was routine until Penny got pregnant, with quadruplets.

Doctors told penny that carrying all four to term could endanger the babies' lives - and Penny's. They suggested removing two of the babies in order that the others might have a better chance of survival.

For Penny, it was all or nothing. On March 21st, 2002, she gave birth to four babies - Bailey, Peyton, Brooks and Jessica - ten weeks early. In multiple births, some babies have birth defects -but the Dyer children were perfect.

They were a challenge from day one, consuming juice by the gallon, eggs by the dozen, and diapers by the case.

The Dyers live in a rented mobile home at the end of a long dirt road that turns into mud when it rains. They needed a bigger house, but even with both parents working, a new home seemed a long way off - until Grandma Dyer wrote a letter to The Early Show.

"Her only wish is to have a home with a nice yard and a space for he children to play," wrote lila Dyer. "If there's any way to help make this wish come true for my children and grandchildren I would be overjoyed."

On November 21, 2003, the Dyers' wish was granted.

Last spring, Penny and Dwain found a level lot surrounded by trees, and the dream began to take shape.

To make sure it would last forever, the Dyers built their house on a raised wood system that will keep their living space dry and away from bugs.

There's a huge kitchen, and every child gets his or her own bedroom.

"The Wood Promotion Network donated the lumber and the labor all we had to pay for was the lot," says Penny. "We just never knew we'd have a house like this, it's a dream come true for us."

The Early Show thanks again the Wood Promotion Network for literally putting a roof over the Dyers' heads.

The family hopes to move in sometime in early November.