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Preview This Season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Go behind-the-scenes to experience the raw emotion, energy, and enthusiasm that this show brings to families and communities across the country.

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Meet the Holtzclaw Family

Emily and Jeff Holtzclaw live with their three daughters in Covina, California. They had big plans for their ranch home, but everything was put on hold two years ago when Jeff was involved in a motorcycle accident. Doctors had to amputate his leg, changing Jeff’s and his family’s lives forever. Despite the struggles he faces living in a home where nothing is ADA compliant, Jeff continues to be a hero to his family and the students he teaches at a nearby high school.

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A Warm Welcome

The Covina, California, community pulled out all of the stops for host Jesse Tyler Ferguson and designers Carrie Locklyn, Breegan Jane and Darren Keefe. The Extreme team was welcomed by a full marching band, large numbers of volunteers and members of Bohler Builders Group.

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The Holtzclaw Home, Before

The Holtzclaws' home was in desperate need of repair when the Extreme Makeover team pulled up. Projects Jeff Holtzclaw started prior to his accident still sat unfinished in several rooms. The house was far from accessible for Jeff, who was unable to fit comfortably through doorways and hallways when using his wheelchair. Not to mention, there were a surprising number of level changes for a ranch-style home, complicating things even further for Jeff.

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Let the Demo Begin

Host Jesse Tyler Ferguson assists designer Darren Keefe with demo on the exterior of the Holtzclaw home on Day 2 of the renovation. Team Darren is tasked with designing the exterior and 3-year-old Emma Holtzclaw’s bedroom.

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