November 19, 2010 02:00 PM by Candace Young
On an upcoming episode of ABC‘s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, viewers will get to see one very happy Floridian by the name of Finis Gaston. The cheerleading coach and family were surprised by Ty Pennington and superstar singer Mariah Carey and learned they will receive a home makeover. Read on for all the details!
Talented and charismatic Finis Gaston is a huge fan of Mariah Carey. The Florida native, who cares for his nieces and nephews, was stunned when the singing sensation appeared where he was coaching his cheerleading squad on October 18 to help Ty Pennington and the design team tell him he and his family would be the recipient of an Extreme Makeover Home Edition home makeover.
Raised by a single mother in a poor neighborhood, Finis Gaston joined the cheerleading squad at age sixteen, and made history as the school’s first male cheerleader. He went on to attend Alabama A&M University on a scholarship to realize his dream of obtaining a degree in social work.
One year before he was to graduate, Finis lost his mother unexpectedly and left school to care for the nieces and nephews she had been looking after. Finis is now a lunch server at Baker school as well as a volunteer cheerleading coach at the Baker Area Youth Association.Â He opened a gymnastics business called Finest Tumblers, but it was forced to close when the building was sold.
Finis Gaston’s family includes 18-year-old Jasqulon Gaston, her baby boy, LaRon, and Finis’s nephews, 15 year-old Tyshun,Â and 8 year-old Tyvun.Â The designers on the build are Ty, Michael Moloney, Tracy Hutson, Johnny Littlefield, and area builders Heritage Homes.
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