"EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION" DELIVERS A
BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE FOR A FAMILY IN MAPLE HEIGHTS, OHIO
The Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Musical Powerhouse John Legend
Deliver the Ultimate Upgrade to the Family of Four
"Anderson Family" - Andre and Jasmine Anderson have never allowed their visual impairment to slow them down, but rather have faced it head on, and established the Disability Awareness Center in Maple Heights, Ohio, to help others who are struggling with sight loss. The couple and their sons learned they would be recipients of a home makeover while aboard the public bus that they ride every day. The "EM: HE" team surprised them on the bus and revealed plans to give them a new "smart" home, equipped with technologies that support people with disabilities. This episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" airs SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 12/5/10)
Andre and Jasmine have dedicated their time to supporting and counseling the disabled, connecting them with resources and developing support groups to help them live and lead more independent lives. The Andersons are fully committed to their community, all while pursuing graduate degrees and raising their two sons, Jaison, 13 (who is hearing impaired) and seven-year-old Jahzion. Every day the family face challenges in their cramped and structurally dangerous two-story home, which was so crowded, it was hard to make room for Andre's guide dog.
Ty and the team called in some big guns to get the build off the ground with the loudest demolition ever -- because Andre and Jasmine could not see the demolition, the "EM: HE" team made sure they could hear it. With the help of some special friends, including musical powerhouse John Legend, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Cavaliers, this build goes futuristic with never before seen assistive technology.
The Andersons will have some real changes in store when Ty Pennington, designers Michael Moloney, Tracy Hutson and Xzibit take seven days to deliver a house that will improve their lives with the simple touch of a button.
"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.