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Wild Part Of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

Fans of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild are encouraged to tune into ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” this Sunday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. CST.  “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” can be found locally on Eyewitness News Channel 5 (KSTP). The special will air for two hours.

The episode will feature the Swenson-Lee Family of suburban Minneapolis. The Wild played an important part in the makeover.

The show will feature Vicki and Erik Swenson-Lee, who were living a normal and financially stable life until tragedy struck on September 22, 2006. Vicki's sister, Teri Lee, was tragically killed and left behind four children, who had already lost their father to a car accident in 2001.

The Swenson-Lees invited their four nieces and nephews to become part of their immediate family. Vicki and Erik have three young daughters and are expecting a fourth in November. Their current home is too small, and they're afraid their teachers' salaries won't be sufficient to raise eight children. Due to financially difficulties, Vicki and Erik can't afford to renovate their small home to make it large enough for everyone.

About "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is in its 5th season on ABC.  The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding.  Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.
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