"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" CHANGES THE LIVES
OF A FAMILY WHO TRANSFORMED THE LIVES OF STUDENTS
THROUGH INGENUITY, MUSIC AND MENTORSHIP
"DeVries Family" -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will be traveling to Albert Lea, Minnesota, to give the DeVries family a brand new home in only seven days! Their house is in such a state of disrepair that it's on the verge of collapsing. Despite their physical limitations, Susan and Dirk DeVries have made the most of their situation, but it's now up to Ty and his designers to take over and give them and their three children the home they deserve. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airs SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
At home, the DeVries family find that their mother's health is often hindered by their deteriorating home. Susan DeVries suffers from Ventricular Tachycardia, which keeps her heart constantly beating above 100 beats per minute. The arrhythmia is becoming increasingly more life threatening and could lead to sudden death. Often feeling ill and fatigued, Susan still shines as a loving music teacher, band director, 1st grade reading specialist and bus driver for her school's evening route. The condition of the DeVries' home has been especially tough on her and her family, for it's literally falling apart at the seams. The roof is beyond repair, constantly leaking whenever it rains. Severe water damage and rotting wood are separating the unfinished walls from the ceilings. A mechanic, Dirk suffers from severe arthritis in his only hand, limiting his ability to make major home repairs. So Ty and his designers are stepping in to give the DeVries family a safer home that will improve their quality of life, for despite their limitations, the DeVries have worked to improve the lives of others.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Lansing Construction and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the DeVries family will go on vacation to Niagara Falls, Ontario -Canada (Hilton).
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Eduardo Xol, John Littlefield and Tracy Hutson. 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.