Makeovers and 'Mania
A dream came true for the Noyola family several months ago, and it continued tonight at WrestleMania 23. Late last year, the Noyola clan was selected by Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to be given a brand new home -- a gift that came WWE-style, including surprise appearances by John Cena, Ashley and Batista.
Tonight, the family -- eight total in attendance -- made their first-ever road trip from Chicago to Detroit to realize the second part of their big dream: a trip to WrestleMania 23.
"We're just ecstatic," said Geno Noyola, the family's patriarch. "To be able to be here and be so close… it's just unbelievable. Everything building up to this moment has been so exciting."
Along with his children Patty, JoJo, Danny, Geno (Jr.), Bianca, Marissa and brother-in-law Mike, Geno described the emotions involved in this journey to WrestleMania 23.
"We've never been to an event like this," he said. "When we walked in, it took me back. It makes all that we've experienced real."
As if their adventure to Detroit's Ford Field wasn't enough, the Noyola family is preparing for the next big milestone of their lives: a seventh child.