"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" RESPONDS TO THE CALL OF AN EMT
AND VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER WHO BECAME DISABLED BY A SPEEDING CAR
Country Music Superstar Clint Black Volunteers for "Get on the Bus" Campaign
"Mattingly Family" -- "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and celebrity volunteer Clint Black traveled to Daviess County, KY to tell Steve and Melissa Mattingly that their current home, a small single-wide trailer, will be replaced by a newly constructed home built in just seven days. This episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airs SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 11/1/09)
Country music superstar Clint Black will be the celebrity volunteer to "Get on the Bus" for this build.
Two years ago, Steve Mattingly was responding to a fire call at a neighborhood home, where he was asked to direct traffic around the site. Steve's wife, Melissa, was driving by the fire when disaster struck: Steve was hit full speed by a car that didn't see him. An EMT herself, Melissa immediately got out of her car and ran to her husband to give him care. Steve suffered multiple injuries, brain damage and amnesia. To date, he has had seven surgeries to try to repair the damage. Most of his problems with pain, balance and memory are irreparable, and he will probably never be able to work a full-time job again. Although Steve, 41, has regained his ability to walk and retains his humorous personality, his family knows his life has changed forever. They live in a small, 700-square-foot crumbling trailer, and Melissa, 38, is now the sole wage earner. They cannot afford to fix the home, which they also share with their growing daughters, Alana, 12, and Madison, 11. Now it's up to Ty and the gang to give this family who have endured such hardship some comfort in a peaceful new home.
Show designers for this episode are Ty Pennington, Michael Moloney and Didiayer Snyder.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Anthony Dominici. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
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