Grommesh Family's Extreme Makeover RevealedFargo, ND (WDAY-TV) -- On Sunday night, we finally got the chance to look inside the Extreme Makeover Home for the Grommesh Family in Moorhead.
By: Lezlie Johnson, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY-TV) -- On Sunday night, we finally got the chance to look inside the Extreme Makeover Home for the Grommesh Family in Moorhead.
The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition episode aired on ABC.
The 5,200 square foot home has an indoor pool, an elevator, five bathrooms, and three bedrooms.
Peighton's room is a volleyball theme and Garrett's looks like outer space with a secret F-B-I agent theme.
And, everything including the kitchen is handicap accessible.
The Grommeshes watched the big reveal at the Fargo Theatre and even months after the build, emotions and excitement are still running high.
And everything, including the kitchen, is handicapped accessible.
“It feels really weird that we're gonna be on TV in front of 10-million people,” says Adair Grommesh, Garret’s mother.
The family was a little nervous for the airing of the episode, but say in the end it’s all worth it.
“So we can show the world that children in wheelchairs can do anything that they set their mind to,” says Adair. “I think that's what we're looking forward to is letting the whole world see the beauty of every child.”
Crews and volunteers built the home in September in just 100 hours.
And Sunday night at the Fargo Theatre was a change for Bill, Adair and their two children, Peighton and Garrett, to say thank-you.
“For me it's just being able to watch Garrett have the freedom, Peighton have more time. So I don't have to spend more time with him,” adds Adair.
Garrett has spina bifida, which brings many challenges. But now, every time he looks around his new home, he’s reminded how much people care.
“I can get around my house… I can get my own food… that’s a first,” says Garrett.
“And well, I can get around my house I can get to my basement, I can get to the top floor. I can get everywhere,” he adds.
The Grommesh family was full of tears, laughter and joy as they shared a piece of their lives with the many strangers who cared.
“We keep saying thank you, thank you, thank you and it never seems enough for all those people,” says Adair. “They just built us this incredible house so for them to come here and share this moment with us is really nice.”