"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" TRANSFORMS THE HOME
OF A FAMILY WHO HELP PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
"Drumm Family" -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will be traveling to Quincy Township, PA to announce to the Drumm family, who have helped transform the lives of disabled children through the Challenger Little League Program, that their home -- which has been used as a site to dump trash and waste -- will be rebuilt in only seven days. The episode airs SUNDAY, JANUARY 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
After the birth of a second child with autism, Matthew and Blasia Drumm dedicated their lives to children with disabilities. Now they help manage special needs Little League and, during the school year, Blasia works as a teacher's aid at the Franklin Learning Center for Handicapped Children. The Little League program has provided an opportunity for weekly gatherings by the community's special needs families; the Drumms help operate the concessions stand and coordinate travel for the League to other tri-state games and tournaments. They've also been of some assistance to blossoming leagues that have developed in the surrounding area, and in 2006 were awarded the Penn Marr Challenger League, Division Family Service Award.
When purchasing their home, Matthew and Blasia were unaware that the home itself and the lot that it's on were used as a dump site for trash and waste. Because of their financial hardships, they've not made any improvements to the home, which is heated by a single wood-burning stove. The Drumms hope to one day work full time from home to help other special needs families. With a vision of transforming this family's junkyard home into a fresh dwelling where the Drumms can offer in-home respite care to other special needs children, Ty and the designers of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" have a big challenge in store for them.
While Ty and the designers, multi-state builder Dan Ryan Builders, Challenger Little League Program and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Drumm family will go on vacation to Walt Disney World.
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, Didiayer Snyder. 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.