‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ to Build Smart Home for Blind Parents in Cleveland

The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team has ambushed the Anderson Family in Cleveland, Ohio, and is about to deliver the ultimate upgrade. The family of four have inspired their community by heightening awareness of the obstacles facing the disabled in their community. Diving headlong into their work, Andre and Jasmine have dedicated their time to supporting and counseling the disabled by connecting them with resources to help them live and lead more independent lives. Faced with some of their own challenges (Andre is blind and Jasmine is legally blind), the couple have pushed forward full steam to make Cleveland a more user-friendly environment.

Empowered by their own challenges, Andre and Jasmine have never let anything slow them down. Together they have teamed to complete grad school, run a center for people with disabilities, created a support group, and all while balancing life at home with their two boys (one of whom is hearing impaired). Despite having lost their sight after their sons, Jaison and Jahzion were born, Andre and Jasmine have rallied back and have embraced their reality. But while they continue to inspire their community, the family has hit a rough patch: Their home is falling apart around them and it has become difficult and hazardous for them to live there, especially in light of how their needs continue to grow.

On September 29th the Andersons will have some changes in sight when Ty Pennington, designers Michel Moloney, Tracy Hutson and Xzibit take seven days to deliver a “Smart House” incorporating the latest home technologies for the disabled. Local builders Marous Brothers Construction and community volunteers will rebuild the structure and give them the key to live above and beyond their wildest dreams. The Andersons will vacation in Crested Butte, Colorado.

The location address is: 5101 Anthony Street, Maple Heights, OH 44137

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