It's been almost two months since "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" crews built a new house for the Williams family in Pine Mountain Valley. Fans will finally see the home's interior when the episode airs 8-9 p.m. Sunday, May 16, on ABC.
Maury Kennedy, vice president of sales and marketing for Palm Harbor Homes, posted a blog entry today with an update on the four-member Williams family. Palm Harbor Homes led the local construction project, which happened in late February.
The Williams family's story inspired Nashville country artist Mark McGuinn to write a song about the family. He'll debut the tune, "Move That Bus," at a North Carolina concert this weekend, Kennedy notes.
“Extreme Makeover” crews built a new home for Jeremy Williams, football coach at Greenville High School, and his family.
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Jeremy Williams, who played football at Kendrick High in Columbus, suffers from ALS, a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that controls voluntary muscle movements. The condition is also often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
It kills motor neurons, which leads to atrophy of all the muscles and eventually death, typically of respiratory failure.
He has a 6-year-old son, Jacob, who was born with spina bifida, an incomplete development of his spinal cord. The boy is confined to a wheelchair and treatments include surgery.
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