Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Savannah)

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ABC’s Extreme Makeover : Home Edition Hits Savannah: If you didn’t hear, DD was approached by the hit TV show “Extreme Makeover” to create a room for an 8-year old boy name Issac in Savannah whose family has gone through a series of medical challenges. The DD team had just four days to design it, four days to build it and 24 hours to install it. The room was themed around Olympian Shaun White who came in to meet Issac at the unveiling.

All-in-all it was an incredible experience. While it was a little hard to deal with some of the things that were done for the sake of TV, it was extraordinary to see such a large amount of volunteer contractors, artists, architects and landscapers come together to build an entire house in just five days. We were shocked at how over 200 contractors could work in such a confined space and still get along so well. Whether it was the southern hospitality of Savannah or the spirit of doing good for others, everybody was incredibly gracious.

The biggest lesson learned for us was that the people behind the cameras are the ones who deserve the real credit. It couldn’t have been better timing to occur around the holidays and it made us really appreciate the value of what we have in our lives. For an inside view, take a look at our Slideshare Presentation.

If you missed the show, you can watch it online at ABC.com or Watch Episode Here