Co-worker's 'Extreme' Home revealed on GMA

October 27, 2011

Good Morning America gave a sneak peek of the new home of a St. John's Mercy co-worker's family this week.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has been in Joplin this week rebuilding seven homes in seven days as part of its 200th episode. That includes the home of Kyle and Jill Howard.

Jill, who is a St. John’s Mercy co-worker, was at home with her four sons, Keenan, Konnor, Korbin and Kaleb, when the EF5 tornado struck. Huddled in a closet, a table or door landed on top of them, deflecting debris and ultimately saving their lives.

Jill’s husband Kyle is a Joplin fireman and was at the fire station during the storm. While worrying if his wife and four children had made it out alive, he made his way home through the rubble, rescuing trapped victims and tending to the injured.

Hundreds of Mercy co-workers have volunteered for the rebuild and 60 Mercy nurses have staffed the show’s medical tent which has been used by crew and volunteers.

The full episode is scheduled to air later this season on ABC.

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