"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" REBUILDS A HOME THAT WAS
SEVERELY DAMAGED BY HURRICANE KATRINA AND HELPS A FAMILY WHOSE
SON WITH DOWN'S SYNDROME HAS INSPIRED THEM TO HELP ADULTS
WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABLITIES
"Gaudet Family" -- The Gaudet family from Mobile, Alabama were overjoyed to hear the news that Ty and the gang will build them a new home in just seven days, on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," SUNDAY, MARCH 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Stephen (53) and Lydia (48) have been married for 27 years and have six boys, Joseph (22), Christopher (20), Thomas (17), Patrick (15), Michael (13) and Peter (9), who has down's syndrome. The Gaudet family has a true passion for making sure that everyone in their community has access to programming and resources that can better a person's life. Inspired by their son, Peter, the Gaudets took their community involvement to a whole new level. Lydia works at the Easter Seals and teaches free parenting classes, with an emphasis on parenting special needs children. She also heads a literacy program to teach adults to read, and the entire family works with a camp for disabled youth and adults. The Gaudets have always put others first, while neglecting their own home. Battered by Hurricane Katrina, a small home fire and with eight inhabitants, their small home is showing signs of serious distress. A leaky roof, a crumbling kitchen and a disastrous bathroom are just a few of the items in the Gaudet home that need extensive repair. Even after Katrina came through Mobile, the Gaudet boys went through their community helping their neighbors clean up their yards. Lydia has helped with disaster relief and went down to the gulf to hand out books to kids who had lost everything. In addition, husband Stephen was laid off, so now Joseph and Christopher have taken full-time jobs to help their parents out, but it never seems to be enough.
In this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Ty and the gang head to Alabama to deliver a safe and comfortable home to this loving family who have given so much to their community.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Heritage Homes and the hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Luther family will go on vacation to the Hilton in Arizona.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Michael Moloney, Didiayer, Ed Sanders and John Littlefield. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Denise Cramsey. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
This episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.