A BACHELOR WHO TURNED �INSTANT FATHER� TO HIS NIECE AND NEPHEW
AFTER THE UNTIMELY DEATH OF HIS SISTER WILL RECEIVE A NEW HOME
THANKS TO ABC�S �EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION�
�Hebert Family� -- When Eric Hebert of Sandpoint, ID got the unexpected call a year ago that his sister had died, leaving her twin children orphaned, he stepped up to the plate in a big way by becoming instant father to his niece and nephew. Now it�s Ty and the gang�s turn to step up to the plate in their �extreme� way by turning a rundown house into a home that will preserve the meaning of family and help rebuild lives on �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,� SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Eric was living life as a bachelor in Montana and saw his family in Idaho about once a year. However that all changed when, in 2004, his 37-year-old sister, Francine Hebert, became the third person in his family to die of a heart attack; both his parents had passed away when he was only a teen. Knowing that his eight-year-old niece and nephew could possibly end up in the foster-care system, he packed up his belongings, moved to Idaho and became an instant-father to the twins, Keeley and Kyler.
When Eric arrived in Idaho to take custody of Keeley and Kyler, he could not believe what he found; the twins and their mother had been living in a rundown trailer. At the time he took custody of the kids, all he could afford was a �Berm House,� which is essentially a daylight basement with a roof on it. A construction worker by trade, Eric and the kids lived in a tent on the property for months while he worked hard to turn their shack into a three-bedroom house. Still, living underground isn�t easy; their �house� is also home to many species of insects, such as, bees, ants and spiders! Eric�s dream is to build them a home to finally be proud of, but since he�s now busy parenting the twins, he doesn�t have the time or money to make it happen! In this episode of �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition�, this bachelor turned instant father will get much-needed help in achieving his dream for his new kids!
While the �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� design team, contractors and hundreds of workers and volunteers, along with the Sullivan Homes, are building a new house for the Hebert family in a remarkable seven days, the family enjoys a vacation in the Bahamas.
The design team for this episode of �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� will feature team leader Ty Pennington, Paige Hemmis, Eduardo Xol, Michael Moloney and Ed Sanders.
The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It�s executive-produced by Tom Forman and co-executive produced by Denise Cramsey. �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.