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Peter says he wasn't surprised that Sharyn and Marvin did so well. "They were ready. They had a support team," he says. "[When] you have strategies for change, change is possible. It can be done."

Sharyn and Marvin's children, Steven, Jodi and Rich, say they're very proud of their parents. "I think I've been really hard on them," Steven says. "I was really glad to hear that Peter gave them an A plus plus on what he saw."

Looking at the old tapes, Sharyn says she can't believe how she was living. "You really don't believe that is you because it was a way of life," she says. "But now I'm acclimated to something that is simply beautiful."

Sharyn says she now feels a compulsion to keep everything clean. "If I go to the grocery store, whatever, I come in and I immediately open every bag, put everything in its place where it goes, and that's such a wonderful feeling because I can do that because there is a place for everything," she says. "I have lots of empty drawers and closets and everything, and it's going to stay that way."

Peter's intervention gave the family back more than just living space. It gave them a new life. For the first time in 10 years, Sharyn and Marvin hosted their family's Passover dinner. "We got our life back," Marvin says. "We got our home."
FROM: Hall of Fame Guests: Where Are They Now?
Published on June 03, 2008