August 18, 2010 by  


The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team are starting their latest build off on a high note in Pocatello, Idaho. The Marshall-Spreiers are a family of breakouts with a passion for singing and a true love of the performing arts. A single mother of nine, Jane Marshall braved a courageous battle with breast cancer two years ago. During her recovery, a faulty dryer vent resulted in a fire that ravaged the family home. The house was left uninhabitable and Jane (who is currently in remission) was forced to use her insurance money to seek out alternative living arrangements. Now the money has run out and they’re doing everything they can to stay positive. Despite trying to live in the broken down home, half the family now lives in a one-bedroom cottage and the other half lives in a friend’s motor home.

When Jane discovered she had cancer, the eight children living at home became warriors in their own right. Her 18-year-old son stepped up to the plate to hold his family together. At the time, Noah realized he would need to put his education on hold until his mother finished out her treatments. Sophie (18), Ruth Anne (18), Daniel (15), Elizabeth (14), Elijah (12), Isabelle (9) and Kate (9) have all had to grow up fast, but they still remain positive and strive to achieve their dreams. Even during these difficult times, Jane tries to lead by example. She encourages the children to laugh, play and not give up on life. As a family, they also celebrate the human spirit by finding ways to anonymously give back to the community.

The Marshall-Spreiers family’s luck is about to change, and they’re finally getting something they deserve. On Wednesday, August 18, the “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team arrived to fine tune their living arrangements. The shell of their burned out, 2,000 square foot home is about to be demolished and replaced so they can be together and enjoy the love of music that binds them. In just seven days, this family will begin a whole new composition.

The Marshall-Spreiers will go on vacation to Key West, Florida, while “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team leader Ty Pennington, designers Jillian Harris, Paul DiMeo and Ed Sanders, local builder Rockwell Development and community volunteers rebuild the structure.

The location address is: 243 South 8th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201

The series is produced by Endemol USA, of Endemol Holding, and executive-produced by Brady Connell & George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America.

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  • Donnie

    I have watched this program since it started I Live in Swan Valley,Idaho and I hope all of you get a chance to see the Beauty of this State!!Thanks to all of you what you do!! I know as many people do!ICould go on and on Just Thank You for what you do!! LOTS OF LOVE!!

  • LoreenD

    I just spent 4 hours for the reveal of te house in pocatello I live 5blocks awaay . I could not stay anymore have a spraned ankle , but I weas definately feeling the !!!!!

  • Shan Marler

    when will it aire

  • Really great program! They should make a UK version but i fear if they did no volunteers would show up! Unless it was Ty and the crew! Having said that Ed would know his way round a lot better!