Behind the Scenes at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition features Kennedy Krieger Patient

It’s not often that a hospital is approached by the producers of a major television program and asked to put together a wish list of amenities that would help create a dream home for a patient paralyzed in all four limbs. Or for that experience to be captured on camera and shared with millions of viewers across the nation.

It is, in fact, almost never. Still, it’s the kind of dream world in which reality television thrives. And it’s a dream world that came to life for 24-year-old Kennedy Krieger Institute spinal cord injury patient Brian Keefer, when ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition selected his family to be featured during its ninth season, in an episode scheduled to air on Friday, October 21 (8 p.m. eastern). Read more...



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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Requests HydroWorx

Press & Journal
'Extreme Makeover' taps HydroWorx for project

York Daily Record
Therapist: Former gymnast Brian Keefer making progress
'Extreme Makeover' Day 3: Prepping for pools
June 19: How the day unfolded for the Keefer family

The Patriot News
York County family believes remodeled home will aid son's therapy
Keefer Family of Newberry Township to be featured on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' on Friday

The Sentinel
Keefers move into their new home
Inside the Keefer home

The Baltimore Sun
Kennedy Krieger patient's home gets 'Extreme Makeover' treatment
OT Client Gets Dream Home on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'
Kennedy Krieger Institute SCI Patient Selected for ABCs Extreme Makeover



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We at Kennedy Krieger Institute dedicate ourselves to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school and community life.

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