April 14, 2011 02:30 PM by Candace Young
This coming Sunday April 17 Extreme Makeover Home Edition will feature the Hall family from Wichita, Kansas who received a home makeover back in February. The family had been forced to relocate when dad, Carl, was paralyzed in an accident and could no longer navigate their home safely or effectively. Keep reading for the sneak peek details including how Derek Jeter and the Atlanta Braves figure in…
Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ABC learned that the Hall family of six were hit hard back in June of last year when father, Carl, was involved in a tragic car accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. The Witchita Kansas family was forced to relocate to a rented condominium as Carl could no longer access or safely navigate in their bi-level home.
According to the network, the Hall family are a true slice of Americana. Prior to the accident, Carl had been a three-sport high school athlete who’d gone on to become an All American college baseball player. His four children embraced his love of sports, and to them he was both coach and cheerleader. Thanks to the show, Carl got the opportunity to throw his first pitch since the accident, and also got to come home, where the Extreme Makeover Home Edition team made certain he would have his independence back.
During the build, the Hall family vacationed in Walt Disney World in Florida and visited the ESPN Wide World of Sports where some dreams came true. In an ‘extreme’ spring training event, Carl and his family got to join the Atlanta Braves for batting practice, and also got to meet Major League Baseball star, New York Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter.
Upon their return home, the family joins Carl on a visit to his alma mater, Witchita State University for a Hall of Fame ceremony.
The episode airs Sunday April 17 at 8:00 PM eastern on ABC.
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