Photos: Pep Rally sings praises of ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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by Adrianna Hopkins

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 5 at 12:17 PM

(WHAS11)  It’s the second time around for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; the ABC series will stop in Louisville again next week.  They were here three years ago, and during a pep rally Saturday, Patrick Hughes spoke about how the series changed his life.
 

Hughes really can sing the praises of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  In 2007, the cast and crew of the popular ABC show came to Louisville and with the help of Elite Homes, Inc. and thousands of volunteers from the community, totally revamped the Hugheshouse.
 

“We’ve been so blessed by our beautiful home,” said Patrick.  During a pep rally for the TV’s return to Louisville, Patrick’s father said their old house was too confining for Patrick. He said he and his wife always helped Patrick bathe, but after their extreme makeover, something happened they never thought would; “Patrick had rolled himself in the shower; we heard Patrick singing in the shower.”
 

The week of Oct. 18, it’ll be a bit of déjà vu; there will be the volunteers, the construction and the week deadline to totally rebuild a house for one lucky Louisville family. We don’t know who that family is yet.
 

Devona Scheiber, Elite Homes volunteer said, “I’m very excited. I’m very much excited in participating in this as a team and do something great for a deserving family.”  Scheiber is volunteering with the company who’ll help build the house, and says almost all of the 2,000 volunteer positions are full, but you can help another way; “What we really need is donations that will help the family that we will select with their funds.  Go to Fifth Third Bank or Fifth Avenue Salons.”
 

Patrick sang a song about believing at the gathering on Saturday and says that if you didn’t believe that dreams can come true, take his word for it, they do.
 

The family chosen for the latest makeover will be announced sometime the week of Oct. 18.
 

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