"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" HELPS A FAMILY WHOSE
DAYCARE CENTER SERVICES AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY, BUT WHOSE
HOME IS INFECTED WITH A HAZARDOUS MOLD
"King Family" -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" travels to Charlotte, North Carolina to fix the home of the King family which has been infected with a hazardous mold that's threatening their community as well as their children's health, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
A single mother at age 15, Alisha King understands the importance of having a support system of family and friends during parenthood. She received help while raising Justin and was able to work several part time jobs and attend college. Her dream has always been to give single parents safe, nurturing and affordable daycare that provides clothing, food, overnight care, mentoring and constant education to the children. Her marriage to co-worker Curtis King in 1997 led to the birth of Kirkland and a new residence in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she finally opened "Step By Step Home Daycare." Though Alisha and Curtis have been through many financial hardships, they always managed to give back to their community and extend their daycare system in their home after hours sometimes, free of charge. However the condition of the home is putting their daycare and their daughter Laila's health in jeopardy. The mold has sent her to the hospital several times with asthma attacks, and it makes for an unhealthy environment for the rest of the children when combined with the cramped quarters, and lack of heat, air conditioning or gas. It's up to Ty and his designers to step in save this home and daycare center.
While Ty and the designers, local builder American Heartland Homebuilder and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the King family will go on vacation to Puerto Rico.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Michael Moloney, Ed Sanders, Rib Hillis and Didiayer. The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It's executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. 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 will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.