Extreme Makeover Home Edition has come together to build a new home for Jonah and his family. Great people the Gomez family are, and how wonderful is this for them! Jonah is such a great and inspiring boy.

From @extremehome :

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” travels to South Jordan, UT to meet the Gomez family. @typennington @michaelmoloney1 @paigehemmis @xzibit

Fun-loving, impish Jonah Gomez is like any loveable, mischievous little boy, with dreams of becoming a professional soccer player.

His love of life has not been diminished by the fact that he has blood disorders which have caused him to undergo open-heart surgery.

Mom Jessica and younger sister Ellie have made every effort to help Jonah live his life to the fullest.

The Gomez Family are much loved in their community, which has rallied around Jonah, while spreading the word about bone marrow donorship.

So far there has been no bone marrow match for Jonah. He faces a tougher challenge than most because he’s of Latin descent.

And statistically fewer minorities join the National Marrow Donor Program.

Follow @getswabbed sign-up now to become a match for people like Jonah and you can save a life!!! - getswabbed.org

From Extreme Makeover Home Edition's facebook :

Here’s an interview with David that aired today on ABC Channel 4 before the episode: Thanks to pattycake04 for uploading the videos!
Part 1:

And part 2 where Jonah’s mom Jess talks to David:

So heart warming to hear how David, his music and his fans have helped Jonah and his family to stay strong, and how greatly the Gomez family has influenced David’s life. <3

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Jonah Gomez is one of the only people in the world to suffer from two rare blood types. Jonah is literally fighting for his life and gets a blood transfusion every 6-weeks. On April 9, 2010 Jonah’s dream came true when he met David Archuleta. Thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation, ABC-4 and David Archuleta.

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And is this little boy in this picture taken sometime back (don’t know when) Jonah?

(EDIT: The cute little boy in the picture with David is his cousin Wil :) Thanks Todd!)

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Ninja David is at it again. And with a cute little boy, Jonah, from Make A Wish, no less.

From Deseret News:

DREAMCOMETRUE: Along with the players, Make-A-Wish recipient, six-year-old Jonah Gomez went through the line to get a ring with his favorite player, Beckerman. The festivities continued for Gomez at halftime as David Archuleta performed alongside the youngster with sickle-cell disease, even handing the microphone to the young crowd-pleasure for a few bars, becoming an instant crowd favorite.

From ABC4GTU:

So the big surprise… David Archuleta sang “Touch My Hand” with Jonah at the Real Salt Lake halftime!!!

Some photos from RSL’s flickr:

For more photos of David and Jonah at the RSL, go to RSL’s flickr pages 6 to 9.

At Jonah’s practice with Jonah’s mom:

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“Touch My Hand”

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A segment of little Jonah hitting the high notes on “Touch My Hand”
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From Make-A-Wish Utah Facebook:

Another surprise for Jonah was David Archuleta’s idea to sing with him at halftime of the game. Little Jonah had no clue until he walked to midfield, and he did such an AMAZING job!! The crowd went wild when he hit the high notes on his solo part!

David and Jonah on ABC4 News:

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Interview with Jonah (David appears briefly at 1:29):

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