Extreme Makeover Home Edition Update: Fort Hood Shooting Survivor Will Receive a New Home.

December 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

We recently learned about the wonderful family who will call Salado, TX their home, thanks to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Meet SSG Patrick Zeigler.

Credit: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Central Texas Build

Last year, Zeigler and 32 other soldiers and civilians were wounded in gunfire at Fort Hood.  He came very close to being one of the 13 people who died from the attack.

“Survivor” “hero” “fighter” “determined” are some of the words that come to mind when people think about Zeigler.  His injuries, including a bullet hole the size of a softball in his skull, left him on the brink of permanent disability. But, he continued to fight for his life, even in the face of multiple surgeries with serious potential for complications. His fiance’s blog http://patrickjessica.blogspot.com/ is a wonderful resource for you to get to know this family and learn of his road to recovery.

This week, we honor Zeigler with the help of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition who is providing him and his family with a new home in the heart of Texas.  We’re busy collecting food donations to stock his shelves so that he doesn’t need to worry about the healthy food he’ll need to thrive for his long road to recovery.

We’re also stocking shelves for the families in need in Bell County — we need your help.

Come and cheer on the volunteers building this amazing house 24 hours a day, every day this week.  Start a food drive so families like the Zeiglers won’t have to worry about their next meal.  Bring a non-perishable food item with you to donate at the site. You can also drop of your donation at these locations. You may even get a chance to see celebrity guests Xzibit rapper and host of MTV’s Pimp My Ride and Leigh Anne Tuohy from the movie The Blind Side.

Let’s show America how we do Extreme Makeover – Central Texas style.  We do it big. We do it generously. And most of all, we believe that Hunger is UNacceptable.

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