Air Date: Sunday, July 17, 2011
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#822) "Sharrock Family" (Repeat)
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The Family is Flown to Hollywood, Where Patrick Sharrock Gets to Meet His Own Personal Hero, Atticus Shaffer from the Hit TV Comedy "The Middle"

"Sharrock Family" - The energetic and lively 9-year-old Patrick Sharrock from Rossville, Georgia manages to inspire everyone he's around. His positive attitude is even more remarkable because of his rare genetic condition, commonly known as brittle bone disease, where even the slightest bump could cause his bones to snap. The family's 50-year-old crumbling house is a major landmine for him. It's up to the "EM: HE" design team to build a safe environment that Patrick could call home in just seven days, on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," SUNDAY, JULY 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 5/15/11)

Patrick and his parents, Cindy and Michael, were flown to Hollywood so that he could meet his own personal hero, the young actor Atticus Shaffer from the hit ABC comedy series, "The Middle." Like Patrick, Atticus also has a form of brittle bone disease. Patrick once expressed his admiration and pride for Atticus and how he's been able to do so much with his life. Atticus and the cast of "The Middle" were thrilled to have the Sharrocks visit their set, and provided them with surprises and memories that will last a lifetime.

When the "EM: HE" design team learned that Patrick has a love for comic book superheroes, they sent the family off on their Walt Disney World vacation in superhero style -- in a limo painted with the family's own superhero logo. Then the designers tapped into their own super design powers to tear down the Sharrocks' home: Xzibit blows up walls with his mind, and with help from a high-speed camera, Leigh Anne shows off her superhero strength. When Ty found out that one of Patrick's goals is to inform others that being a kid with a disability still makes him a regular kid, he decided to help him shoot a PSA to get out that message.

"EM: HE" design team leader Ty Pennington and designers Ed Sanders, Leigh Anne Tuohy, Eduardo Xol, Xzibit, local builder Vision Homes and community volunteers helped to build the Sharrock family their new home.

"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.

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