Sunday, August 2, 2009

Extreme Makeover Home Edition

The City Hubs works for is in the National News.

It seem that Extreme Makeover Home Edition is in town! The has chosen a deserving local Family to help out. James Terpenning, a civilian computer specialist at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, learned his family would be on the hit show after getting a knock on the door Thursday morning, July 30, from “Extreme Makeover” host Ty Pennington.

Nominated by a three-star general, Terpenning, 40, said he’s thrilled by the prospect of a home that will make life easier for his seven-member family, including his four small children, wife Shannon, 33, and his brother Joseph.
The family lives in a 1,200-square-foot, three-bedroom house with a basement on Carthage Drive.

Terpenning, who has won top medals in the Paralympic Games and acts as a mentor to disabled Iraqi vets, uses a wheelchair following a bout with polio as an infant in Vietnam. James is the son of a G.I. who abandoned him. He was later adopted by an Ohio family.
Joseph, 42, also uses a wheelchair, and in the tight confines of their home, it’s no easy task to get around. Joseph has cerebral palsy.

Their current home will be bulldozed, and the new one will be revealed to them next week after the family returns from a paid week long vacation at Disney World.

Yesterday was D-Day. Demolition Baby! Here is a link to some video of the Demolition
Courtesy Dayton Daily News.

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