Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Episode 6.13 : Drumm Family

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

January 18, 2009





Show Period

2004 - Now

Production Company

Endemol Ent., Lock and Key Prod., ABC, Greengrass

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

  • Ty Pennington
  • Paul DiMeo
  • Paige Hemmis
  • Michael Moloney
  • Ed Sanders
  • Tracy Hutson
  • Tanya McQueen
  • Eduardo Xol
  • John Littlefield
  • Rib Hillis


After the birth of a second child with autism, Matthew and Blasia Drumm dedicated their lives to children with disabilities. Now they help manage special needs Little League and, during the school year, Blasia works as a teacher's aid at the Franklin Learning Center for Handicapped Children. The Little League program has provided an opportunity for weekly gatherings by the community's special needs families; the Drumms help operate the concessions stand and coordinate travel for the League to other tri-state games and tournaments. They've also been of some assistance to blossoming leagues that have developed in the surrounding area, and in 2006 were awarded the Penn Marr Challenger League, Division Family Service Award.

When purchasing their home, Matthew and Blasia were unaware that the home itself and the lot that it's on were used as a dump site for trash and waste. Because of their financial hardships, they've not made any improvements to the home, which is heated by a single wood-burning stove. The Drumms hope to one day work full time from home to help other special needs families. With a vision of transforming this family's junkyard home into a fresh dwelling where the Drumms can offer in-home respite care to other special needs children, Ty and the designers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition have a big challenge in store for them.

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