November 04, 2007 12:03 AM by Joe Blackmon
Two celebrities make guest appearances on this week’s Extreme Makeover
Home Edition. The Miller family lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and they
have several pets. Ty Pennington and the crew of Extreme Makeover:
Home Edition will renovate and make safe their dangerous home in just
Dan and Dawn Miller bought a 20-acre home with the goal of creating a safe haven for animals. The Millers are vocal champions for all animals, having committed their lives to saving and placing hundreds of unwanted and abused animals. The Millers saved many of there animals that had had been close to being put to death in shelters.
However, the Miller’s dream property didn’t turn out as they had planned. In fact, the property became a nightmare for the family, as the family suddenly began to suffer from respiratory illnesses.
The Millers were actually being poisoned by Radon. Radon is a cancer causing gas that is odorless, colorless and tasteless. The level of Radon gas in the Miller’s home is the toxic equivalent of four people smoking 12 cigarettes a day. The Millers’ respiratory illnesses could turn into lung cancer if the Radon continues to invade their home. The family took steps to eliminate the toxins, but not all have been removed. The Millers have been told that they need to re-build their home, which is something that they cannot afford to do.
However, Ty Pennington and the crew will come to the rescue and renovate the home. After the renovation, the home will be safe environment for both the Millers and their pets. As their home is being rebuilt by the designers, local builder Carter Brothers and hundreds of volunteers, the Miller family will be sent on a vacation to Washington, D.C.
On the vacation, the Millers will get to see the Los Angeles Galaxy game in New York. The Millers also get to meet one of their favorite players, soccer star David Beckham. Beckham surprises 10-year-old son Dakota with a scholarship to his L.A.-based soccer academy. Dakota had been forced to quit soccer due to severe wheezing from living in his old home.
While the Millers are meeting David Beckham, another celebrity is entertaining the workers and volunteers back in Cheyenne. Country superstar Wynonna performs for the volunteers. Wynonna also welcomes the Miller family back home, where they are presented a new dog and cat day care space in addition to their home.
In keeping with the green theme of this season’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, the home design will include a brand new picket fence composed of 100% reclaimed and recyclable materials. The design team for this episode includes Ty Pennington, Paige Hemmis, Eduardo Xol, John Littlefield and Rib Hillis. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs on Sunday, November 4 from 8:00PM to 9:00PM ET on ABC.