"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" TEAMS UP WITH DEREK JETER
AND THE ATLANTA BRAVES TO HIT ONE OUT OF THE PARK FOR
THE HALL FAMILY IN WICHITA, KANSAS.
"Hall Family" - Nearly one year ago, a tragic turn of events changed the Hall family of Wichita, Kansas forever� A car accident left dad Carl paralyzed from the shoulders down. As a result, life would change dramatically for everyone in this active family of six. Having thrived in a fast-paced family lifestyle that included everything from running carpools to coaching baseball teams, Carl and his high school sweetheart, Stacey, found themselves facing the biggest challenge of their lives. But on February, 17 the Hall family were ambushed by the Extreme Team, and now the Halls are poised for the opportunity of a lifetime. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airs SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The Hall family are a true slice of Americana. Prior to the accident, Carl had been a three-sport high school athlete who'd gone on to become an All American college baseball player. His four children embraced his love of sports, and to them he was both coach and cheerleader. Now, with the help of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," the Halls will get back in the game and, to their surprise, will even see dad deliver his first pitch since his accident. More importantly Carl will get to come home, where he will finally turn a new page and chapter in life, one promising a brighter, healthier more independent future.
While on vacation in Orlando, the Hall Family visited Walt Disney World and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, where some of their wildest dreams came true. It's an Extreme Spring Training event when Carl and his family join in on batting practice with the Atlanta Braves. But the fun doesn't end there; the Halls will also get to meet MLB superstar and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. And when the family goes home, the surprises keep coming, as Carl returns to his alma mater, Wichita State University, for a Hall of Fame ceremony.
Team leader Ty Pennington, designers Paul DiMeo, Jillian Harris and Paige Hemmis, along with local builders from Bob Cook Homes, celebrate the Hall family's perseverance and fighting spirit by delivering a home that incorporates cutting edge technology and innovative designs in just seven days.
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It is executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
For more information on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," visit ABC.com.