The iconic home renovation series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition showcases great stories, inspired volunteers and incredible home renovations for families. Viewers get to follow the team and thousands of volunteers as they complete stunning home overhauls (including interior, exterior and landscaping) for deserving families, all completed in record time while the family is sent away.
Murfreesboro, AR. The Colins family are given an extreme makeover. Kim and Dennis Collins believe that there's nothing more important than family. When tragedy stuck in the form of a car accident that killed Kim's favorite cousin and her husband, Kim and Dennis took hold of the situation. They fought hard for two years to take custody over the cousin's five children, not wanting them to become separated by the foster care system.
Ty and the team rebuild a house for a Florida family of five that flies to disasters all over the world to deliver water purifiers, medical supplies and food to those in need.
Andre and Jasmine Anderson are both blind because of their diabetes. That hasn't ever slowed them down; as they are they are the driving force behind the Disability Awareness Center in their hometown of Maple Heights, Ohio. They have two sons: 13-year-old Jaison (who is hearing impaired) and 7-year-old Jahzion. They live in a cramped, structurally-dangerous home with their trusty guide dog, Valentine. Well, that dangerous home is about to become a "smart" house once Ty and the Extreme Team roll into town.
Ty takes the team to Davidson County, NC to rebuild the home of Tricia Creasey. She has been battling with cancer but still teaches, despite her treatment costing over $1000 per month.
A car accident man leaves a man paralyzed from the shoulders down; now he, his wife and four children receive a new home.
On February 1, 2010, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" traveled to Slaughterville, OK to meet Brian and Audra Skaggs, whose son, Jhett, survived a heart transplant at just 10 months of age. Although he's made incredible progress over the past two years, the poor condition of the family's moldy, rotting, termite-ridden home poses serious risks to Jhett's weakened immune system. In only seven days, team leader Ty Pennington, the design team, plus celebrity guest designer Jillian Harris of ABC's "The Bachelorette" will help build a safe and healthy home.
Raleigh, NC. The Riggins family are given an extreme makeover. Linda Riggins grew up poor and in the projects, where she was told she would never make anything of herself. She didn't let this get her down, though, and graduated college with honors and degrees in Childhood Education, Social Work and Women's Studies. She, along with her visually impaired husband, William, have dedicated over fifteen years of service to Building Together Ministries, a non-profit center designed to help disadvantaged parents and children. But recently the Riggins themselves have fallen on tough times: Linda has had several surgeries, their medical bills have become overwhelming and now their house is in bad need of repair. Despite all this, Linda and William greet every day with a smile and focus all of their energies on their young and enthusiastic children and on their community. While Ty and the designers, builder Homelife Communities and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Riggins family will go on vacation to Walt Disney World
Ty heads to Minnesota for a family who has transformed the lives of people in education through different creative methods. Their lives will change once Ty and the team have finished working on their home. This weeks hero is Susan DeVries. She suffers from Ventricular Tachycardia, and the arrhythmia is becoming more life threatening and could lead to her sudden death. Despite this Susan still happily works as a music teacher, band director and 1st grade reading specialist. Plus she shares the school bus driving job with her husband, Dirk, who lost one of his arms in a farming accident. When her school had no money for musical instruments Susan made them some out of anything she could find to recycle, including flutes made from plastic pipes.
The team helps Columbus, Ohio, grandparents who care for their adult daughter, who has a brain tumor, and her children in their small house that's home to seven people.
Waleska, GA. The Tipton-Smith family are given an extreme makeover. Faith Tipton-Smith is a single mother raising two girls, 16-year-old Missy and 8-year-old Emily. After working at the same job for 25 years, Faith was finally able to purchase her first home in July of 2004. On February 4, 2005 the unthinkable happened when this new home that Faith and her family had worked so hard for burned to the ground. They lost everything, including countless cheerleading trophies, family pictures, clothes and even their dog, Sugar. This family lost everything they cherished and loved. But, most importantly, everybody in the family was safe. During this time, Faith's 16-year-old son, Ransom, was her biggest support, helping his sisters with school, keeping the family together and, as time allowed, playing his favorite sport -- golf.
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and the Entertainment Industry Foundation are joining forces for a one-hour special fundraising event entitled.” Host Ty Pennington and singer/songwriter Jewel will take viewers on an inspiring journey back to some of the most heartwarming military stories featured throughout the series. The “EM:HE” crew will also pay a visit to select heroic families to find out what they’ve been up to since the makeover and how they are paying it forward by helping their fellow veterans. Throughout the episode, celebrities will highlight issues facing our military. The special will enable the television audience to give back and donate to the military families who give so much – a chance to rise up and honor those who have personally sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom. The special will air on Veterans Day.
Ty and the team rebuild a home for a cheerleading coach who left college to care for his family after the death of his mother; singer Mariah Carey and Olympian Dominique Dawes make special appearances.
The team helps rebuild the home of a woman who has dedicated herself to her community and her six adopted daughters.
The team assists the family of a Marine whose home's condition is continually depreciating due to spreading mold and flood damage.
For the past five years the Yazzie family have been living in a mobile home that has no running water or heat, and only half the trailer with functioning electricity. Seeing that his family's mobile home had no heat, at 13 years of age, son Garrett tapped his scientific intuition to create a solar heater and a water heater. To create these, he used recycled materials, including an old car transmission and 69 aluminum cans, combining them with power generated from the sun. Garrett's makeshift heating system followed the Navajo principles of living off the land, not wasting anything and recycling everything that the earth has to offer. For his invention, he became the first Navajo to win 9 out of the 10 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Awards
Minnetonka, MN - Ty and his team build the Swenson-Lee family a new home in seven days. The family's 12 year old daughter witnessed both her parents die in tragedy. The family are sent to Disneyland for a vacation during construction.
Calahan, CO — In just seven days the team builds the Woodhouse family a new home. Kayla Woodhouse, the family's daughter, has a rare neurological condition that lowers her sensitivity to pain and temperature.
Kansas City, KS - Daniel Gilyeat lost his leg during his second tour of Iraq. The team rebuild the family's home to make it handicap accessible.
Silver Springs, NV -- The Boettcher family's house is rebuilt.
After the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, today's homes are yet to be restored to their former glory. So along with a church, Ty and the team rebuild them to their former glory.
Tampa, FL. The Tate family are given an extreme makeover. Tom and Cynthia Tate are well known in their tight knit community of Davis Island. Tom is the co-owner of Tate Brothers' Pizza and is responsible for giving most of the kids in town their first jobs, while Cynthia is extremely involved with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the PTA. The Tate Brothers are involved with almost every volunteer or charity event around Davis Island, and it's been said that many of the island kids have grown up in the Tate house. In that respect, June 12, 2006 was a rare day when the house was not filled with neighborhood kids. Out of the entire Tate family, only Cynthia was at home when a plane crashed into the house. The pilot was killed, along with the family pets, and the co-pilot was badly burned but survived. Cynthia miraculously escaped without any injuries, while the house and everything inside it was destroyed. To make matters worse, because of a clerical error, the home was not insured, so the Tates are unable to pay off the existing mortgage, let alone rebuild their home.
Along with David Duchovny, the team travel to Lena where they set about rebuilding a farmhouse that was destroyed in an electrical fire.
Ty and the team travel to Clarksville, Tennessee to meet the Scott Family. Trina Scott met the love of her life, her husband Dave, while he was serving with the U.S. Army Special Forces. They went on to have three beautiful daughters: Leyla, Deidre and Alethea. After his discharge, Dave continued to serve his community by becoming a Clarksville police officer. Tragedy struck in 2002 when Dave was killed in the line of duty. Trina turned to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.), an organization that helps the surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty. Inspired by the support she received, Trina became president of the organization in 2003.
Ty takes the team to Florida to redo the home of Tobin and Jill who have dedicated their lives to providing a musical outlet, that is completely non-profitable, to the local community.
Ty takes his team to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to fix up the home of Sherman Heathcock who is currently in Iraq. After losing some of their home to Hurricane Katrina and getting conned when sorting out repairs, they don't have the time or money to do the repairs themselves.