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Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Brown Family Sneak Peek!

December 15, 2010 12:00 PM by Candace Young

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Last month, the Brown family of Wellman, Texas were given a big surprise courtesy of ABC when Ty Pennington and the Extreme Makeover Home Edition design team showed up to tell them they would be the recipients of a home makeover. The family lost their daughter to a texting while driving accident one year ago. Read on for sneak peek details…

The Brown family; Jeanne, Johnnie, and 12 year-old daughter Katrina,  were in the process of giving a presentation at Seagraves High School in Wellman, Texas about the dangers of texting and driving on November 16, when they received a big surprise from Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

The family lost their daughter, Alex, one year ago when she was involved in an automobile accident while texting when driving and also not wearing her seatbelt. During the presentation, Alex’s best friend, Amanda Billings, cued the audience, who lifted up placards from under their seats that read, “Good Morning Brown Family!”  Then the Extreme Makeover Home Edition bus pulled onto the football field and Ty and the design team emerged with the good news.

The deserving Brown family have dedicated their lives to making sure no other family suffers a similar devastating loss by traveling around to Texas high schools with Alex’s wrecked truck on their flatbed trailer to show young people first hand what the results of distracted driving can look like.  They want to save lives.

During the build, the Brown family takes a trip to New York City. The builder on the project is Palm Harbor Homes, and joining Ty are design team members Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis, and Leigh Anne Tuohy.  No airdate has been provided as of yet for the Brown family episode, but check out the recap of the Gaston Family Extreme Home Makeover!

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3 Responses to “Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Brown Family Sneak Peek!”

  1. Svetlana Says:
    January 1st, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    This is a joke, right? A family loses a daughter and gains a home makeover? Because it’s not funny. In fact, it’s rather horrifying.

  2. Tea Zlatka Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Svetlana: read again n get the point…

    …in the process of giving a presentation at Seagraves High School in Wellman, Texas about the dangers of texting and driving on November 16, when they received…

    …The family lost their daughter, Alex, one year ago when she was involved in an automobile accident while texting when driving…

  3. Carolyn Alverson Says:
    February 13th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    i pledge not to text and drive and to always wear my seatbelt while driving please tell me where i can get one of those bands to put on ur thump

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