"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" HELPS A LEUKEMIA SURVIVOR
WHOSE DREAM OF LIVING ON A FARM WAS MARRED BY A FIRE
David Duchovny Volunteers for "Get on the Bus" Campaign
"Stott family" -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and celebrity volunteer David Duchovny traveled to Lena, IL, to tell Joey and Philip Stott that their uninhabitable house and farm will be rebuilt in seven days, on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," SUNDAY, MAY 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 11/5/09)
Feature film and television star David Duchovny will be the celebrity volunteer for this build. The design team for this episode will feature team leader Ty Pennington and designers Paul DiMeo, Ed Sanders and Paige Hemmis.
Thanks to a bone marrow transplant from an anonymous donor, Joey Stott miraculously survived leukemia and made a miraculous recovery. She and her family then pursued their dream of life on a self-sufficient organic farm that they'd fantasized about for years. But just as they'd made their dreams a reality, an electrical fire threatened to destroy them permanently: This past spring, Joey woke in the middle of the night to a series of electrical explosions that looked like a fireworks display. The farmhouse's ancient wiring was sparking and threatened the entire house. The fire department arrived quickly enough to save the structure, but warned that the same thing could happen again if the wiring weren't totally replaced. But the family can't afford to replace the home's wiring. Joey, 33, husband Philip, 45, and their three children, Kaila, 19, Jonathan, 16, and Michael, 15, are terrified that they'll have to leave the farm they love and abandon the dream they've fought so hard to realize. The Stotts are currently living in the house, despite the dangers. Now it's up to Ty and the designers to make the Stott home safe and to get the farm up and running again.
The series is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
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