November 30, 2010 10:00 AM by Candace Young
Coming up on the December 5 edition of Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC, Ty Pennington and his design team surprise visually impaired Andre and Jasmine Anderson of Ohio with a home makeover featuring a ‘smart’ home especially suited to their needs. John Legend, the Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Cavaliers lend a hand. Read on to hear more about the build, and about how the Anderson family helps others.
The Andersons may be visually impaired, but they’ve never let that slow them down, in fact, they established the Disability Awareness Center in Maple Heights, Ohio to help others struggling with the challenges of visual impairment. Andre and Jasmine Anderson and their sons were surprised by the Extreme Makeover Home Edition team on a public bus they ride each day, where they learned they would be the recipients of a new ‘smart’ home tailored to suit their special needs. Their existing family home was cramped, structurally dangerous, and didn’t have sufficient space for Andre’s guide dog.
The Andersons are dedicated and committed within their community to supporting and counseling the disabled, even though they are disabled themselves. Astonishingly, Andre and Jasmine are both pursuing graduate degrees while also raising their two sons, Jaison, 13, who is hearing impaired, and Jahzion, 7.
Ty and the team made this demolition the loudest ever, since the Andersons couldn’t hear it. Singer John Legend, the Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Cavaliers all pitch in on the build which is billed as ‘futuristic’, with never seen before assistive tecnology that will change the Andersons’ with the touch of a button.
The design team for this build will consist of Ty, Michael Moloney, Tracy Hutson, and rapper/design team member Xzibit.
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