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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 09:02 PM

Anyone seen tonights episode? Was a real tear jerker tonight

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 09:24 PM

I watched the last few minutes of it, and without a doubt, I will have to catch it more often. I am going to ask a few people in my community if they recorded the entire episode. I would love to see it from the beginning. It really makes you wonder about the simple things in life that we all take for granted.
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 11:06 AM

Grinler, could ya tell us more about it? I'm not a big TV watcher but I love watching those home fixer upper programs. The one you mentioned is unfamiliar to me. What channel, day, and time? Incidently, what happened in that last episode to make it a tearjerker? Thanks.

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 11:31 AM

Its on sundays 8pm eastern.

Basically they pick a family that either has some sort of difficulty or selflessly help others etc. Basically good people who need some help.

This episode was about a family that consists of a mother and feather who are deaf, who have a younger son who is mostly blind and autistic and a 14 year old son who is physically fine. This 14 year old son takes care of his brother, and his parents in a way thats almost hard to believe from a 14 year old. Father is blue collar, and has been worried that they would not be able to send the 14 year old son off to college. The autistic son sometimes escapes from the house and they cant find him, nor know hes gone because they are deaf and dont hear it.


So they built them a new house with the technology that they can monitor their autistic son, communicate via video phones throughout the house in sign language, crazy rooms designed for an autistic person, and gave the 14 year old a 50 thousand dollar tuition to a school of his choice.

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:00 PM

Allow me to share what I did see of it.

It was a family in which the father and mother were both deaf, raising two sons. The younger one was blind, deaf, and autistic (I think), and the older one was basically taking care of everyone the best he could. Before the home makeover, the younger son would leave the house often unattended, because he was so curious to his environment.

While the family left the house for a few days of pampering (a portion that I missed), there was many people re-building the home that they have lived in for many years. When they was finished, the family came back to see the changes.

Being escorted to each room in the house, the changes were many.

In the younger son's room, you can see just how safe his environment is, which also encouraged learning in every way possible. I know that even the simple touches such as braille labels on everything, including drawers and toys, will "allow him to learn everywhere" as Ty, the host, mentioned. Bookshelves full of braille books, including a Harry Potter title, will also encourage him to read more. Although it was not mentioned, I was given the impression that the young man does not read often. Leaving the room, one may even think that there is something missing...but it was revealed in another room.

They showed the parents room next. The only request by them was that they have a smaller bed, so that they can sleep closer. The statement made by them really touches on how close the family is. Although I do not remember much about this room because of a phone call, the one thing that did stand in my mind was that they have a camera system-the best in the world, if Im not mistaken-to keep an eye on their younger son. They can switch to different cameras located in the entire house, to see where he may be. Also, they had lights installed on the wall to tell them of impending danger. One for fire, which I believe is hooked into their smoke alarm, and another one with a special meaning. They sewed transmitters into all of the son's clothes (actually I think they only mentioned his PJs), that if he steps beyond the boundary of their home, then the other light will flash white to notify the parents. They also converted a closet I believe, into a laundry room, so that they do not have to go very far from the camera system. I may have missed other dialog about it, but that was my impression.

The team also re-did the basement into a play room for the younger son. Every single step and color was approved by an autistic agency to assure safety and encourage learning.

They even remodeled a room just for a getaway for the mother. It was a craft-type room, complete with a monitor for their son.

For the older son, they remodeled his bedroom as well. Although I did get to see most of it, I could not hear what they was saying.

To finish the show off, as they do every episode, they always have a big surprise. In some, I have seen someone famous that the entire family admires show up, but in this episode, it may not mean as much to this family. A charity donated a $50,000 scholarship for collage for the older son.


I am really sorry that I can not provide any more details. I hope that someone has a copy of it that I can watch so I can provide more information.
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:02 PM

Looks like Grinler beat me to it! :thumbsup:

Thanks for the discriptions
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:27 PM

Looks you like you fleshed it out at a lot more :thumbsup:

They designed the 14 year old son'sroom like australia where he went for the summer and fell in love with

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 12:36 PM

I missed it booo! Its a great show!

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 05:25 PM

I found a link on ABC's website.

These are before and after pics, but no slideshow or captions. They speak for themselves though.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:03 PM

For fans of EMHE, who are really into it, you should visit this yahoo group:



http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/Extreme_M..._Fiction_Group/


It's for fanfiction. It's small, but growing, and there are already some stories posted on there, and some pictures and stuff. Read, and write, we'd be glad to have you! Hope to see you there!

God bless!

Ciao!

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 08:18 AM

The 14 year old is simply amazing. We can all learn something from how he lives his life.



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It is incredible what that team, and the builders can do to make the lives of the people they help better. And... the mortgage is taken care of as well.

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One final note: Want to get envolved in your own EMHE?

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 08:59 AM

Good news is hard to find these days thank you for the post :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 09:51 AM

y do i miss all the good stuf? :thumbsup:

anyways, i'm thinkin thats one episode i should record...

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 01:38 PM

I love this show! Did you guys see the one where they built a home for a couple of homeless families? I have a feeling they are going to be very involved with Hurricane Katrina victims in future shows.




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