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MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – A Maple Heights family has been selected for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
The Anderson family, who lives at 5101 Anthony Street, in Maple Heights, was selected because the “family of four has inspired their community by heightening their awareness of the obstacles facing the disabled in their community,” ABC announced Wednesday morning.
The Andersons found out about the decision around 9:50 a.m., when they got on a bus to go to work and the show’s host Ty Pennington was on the bus to greet them.
Andre and his wife Jasmine are both blind, and they run a center for people with disabilities. The couple lost their sight after already giving birth to two sons, Jaison and Jahzion, and one of the children is hearing impaired.
The family is struggling financially and the house is falling apart, making it “complicated and hazardous for them to live there especially in the face of how their needs continue to grow,” ABC said in the release.
Construction on the family’s house will start early Thursday, and they will vacation in Crested Butte, Colorado, during the week their new house is getting built. The family will have a press conference at 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss their news.
The show picked Marous Brothers Construction in Willoughby to take on the project, which is building an entire house in one week. The designers are building a “smart house,” which will incorporate the latest technologies for the disabled.
Community volunteers are also a part of the project. A meeting was held in Cleveland last week to give information to people interested in helping with the construction.
ABC has not yet announced when the show will air.