"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" HELPS A FAMILY DEDICATED
TO AIDING FAMILIES WITH PREMATURE BABIES TO REBUILD
THE HOME AND BUSINESS THEY LOST IN A FLOOD
"Augustin Family"�Ty and the designers will be traveling to Keller, Texas to announce to the Augustin family, who lost their home and not-for-profit photography studio in a flood, that they will have a new home built in only seven days, on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," SUNDAY,
MARCH 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Amber Augustin started up her volunteer photography business, "Tiny Works of Heart," which was inspired by the premature birth of her third child, son Lane. The challenge of Lane's birth and the family's emotional and financial struggles during this period inspired Amber to volunteer her time and talent as a photographer to taking pictures of babies born in the N.I.C.U. (neonatal intensive care unit). Many of the babies born in N.I.C.U. don't survive, making time spent between parents and their fragile babies very precious. For that reason, Amber started a free service and mission called "Tiny Works of Heart" to give families a chance to professionally capture their time with their fragile child. She also volunteers a great deal of time with an established organization whose intent is to provide hope, comfort, memories and a sense of "normalcy" to the families during these tough times.
On Father's Day 2007, the Augustin family's life was turned inside out when a flood ravaged their home. The damage was so extensive that the home was entirely destroyed, as well as Amber's photography studio. Now it is up to Ty and the designers to rebuild their home and photography studio, which brought joy into the lives of hundreds of families affected by premature birth.
While Ty and the designers, local builder Wall Homes and hundreds of volunteers and workers are rebuilding their home, the Augustin family will go on vacation to Hawaii for a Hilton vacation.
The design team for this episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Eduardo Xol, Tracy Hutson and John Littlefield.
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 of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.