The ultimate smackdown and rebuilding of a new home will create a new beginning for Jeff and Shelley Lampe and their six children of Louisville, Kentucky. The design team plans to restore this family’s home so they can continue using their love of wrestling as a way of giving back to their community. Celebrity volunteers include wrestling legend Dan Gable, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Randy Couture, Les Stroud (“Survivorman”) and Gabe Rygaard (“Ax Men”). This episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition airs Sunday, Jan. 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
The nature loving Lampe family’s tree service business has been hit hard by a series of unfortunate circumstances and on-the-job injuries, forcing them to slow their pace and turn down work. In spite of it all, Jeff and Shelley Lampe power through each day to keep the family afloat. They converted their garage into a makeshift wrestling gym to train and mentor young people in their community. The Lampe children, ranging in ages from 4 to 17, have outgrown the dilapidated house, and youngest daughter Angela, who has Down syndrome, needs a safe haven and a place to play all her own. It’s time for someone to step in and focus on the family’s problem-ridden house so that the Lampes can focus on reigniting their sense of adventure.
The Lampe family will go on vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida while team leader Ty Pennington, designers Paul DiMeo, Paige Hemmis, Ed Sanders, community volunteers and local builders Elite Homes, Inc. help to build the new home.
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