February 10, 2008 01:06 AM by Joe Reality
On this week’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Ty Pennington and his team travel to Kansas City, Kansas to build a new, renovated home for the Gilyeat Family. This special episode will run for two-hours and will also include an appearance by one of the most popular teen pop singers in the country.
The Gilyeat family consists of Daniel Gilyeat and his children. Daniel is a U.S. marine, who lost his left leg when a bomb hit his truck during a mission in Iraq. Daniel’s deployment overseas also put stress on his marriage, and Daniel’s marriage ended, which left him as a single father.
Despite his difficulties and setbacks, Daniel has learned to walk with a prosthetic leg, and he hasinspired other wounded soldiers by visiting them in the hospital. Unfortunately, Daniel’s home is not handicapped accessible, which makes it difficult for him to get around. The home has uneven floors and narrow doors, and the laundry is in the basement.
Ty Penningtion, the Extreme Makeover Home Edition designers, local builder Kevin Green Homes and hundreds of volunteers and workers will rebuild the Gilyeat family home. The design team for this episode includes designers Paige Hemmis, Eduardo Xol, John Littlefield and Rib Hillis.
While their home is being rebuilt, the Gilyeat family will vacation at the Universal Hilton in Los Angeles. The Gilyeat family will also get a special surprise of attending a Hannah Montana concert in San Diego and meeting Hannah Montana’s Miley Cyrus.
Extreme Makeover Home Edition airs on Sunday, February 10, 2008 from 8 PM to 10 PM ET on ABC.
Photo Credit: ABC/Robert Benson