This week the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition bus rolls into St. Meinrad, Indiana. Located in the southern tip of Indiana, St. Meinrad is home to one of only two Benedictine Monasteries in the country. I feel like a broken record when I write these each week, but I have to say that once again I've been overwhelmed by the support from the community. Not only did the locals come out in droves to support the Extreme team, but they also came to support something greater than this show, The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Shawna Farina, mother of three and a survivor, shows just how strong and resilient the human spirit can be. As a child, Shawna watched her mother struggle with beat breast cancer, and now for the past year Shawna's three children (Lacey, Brian, and Summer) have had to watch her go through the same ordeal. Through it all, she has managed to work, raise money and organize the local Relay for Life walks. Now a survivor, Shawna, Steve, Lacey, Brian and Summer, struggle to turn their drafty 135-year-old farmhouse into a warm and safe environment for them and their children to grow up, and old, in together. That's where we came in.

My fun project this week had to be little Summer's room. Summer had just turned six and was truly a doll so I thought, "Why not give her a dollhouse?" Why not make everything her size? And we did just that. Everything for her room was built 2/3 scale. It turned out great and a perfect size for her. You have to tune in to watch her reaction, it's priceless.

The Farina home literally sits in the shadows of the great spires of the St. Meinrad Arch Abby. The Arch Abby is home to about 150 Benedictine monks who live, study and, as I later discovered, brew beer within. I was lucky enough to be given a tour of the grounds and came across an awesome carpentry workshop, and being of the trade, I needed to explore more. In this workshop was the greatest collection of 120 to 135-year-old tools, all still operated by the 76-year-old lead carpenter, Father Germaine. What a great find. This is the Mecca for anyone who has any interest in carpentry or woodworking, Preston would have loved it.

Speaking of great craftsmanship, a big thanks to our builder this week, Todd Kersteins of Kersteins Home & Design. Todd was a great guy, a great builder and had a personal connection to this family and the Relay for Life. Todd's Mother, who was present for this entire build, also is a survivor of breast cancer, so you know that this build was very near and dear to his heart. The connection really showed in this home, it turned out beautifully.

As I mentioned before, this cause is larger than just our show and the community of St. Meinrad, and the state of Indiana proved that. During the build, the American Cancer Society held a special Relay for Life walk in honor of Shawna. Thousands of supporters came out to walk and light candles for their loved ones who have suffered, or are suffering from, cancer. It was a very powerful and moving week for me and the rest of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew and we were honored to be a part of it.

Get more information about the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Sundays at 8 pm/ET.