Ellen wanted to give a big surprise to a military family in need, and there's nothing this family needed more than a comfortable, safe home in which to live.
Alex and Heather Stephenson from Chesapeake Beach, MD have been through a lot the last few years. Alex is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and has served several deployments to the Middle East. He even survived an IED explosion in Iraq and received a Purple Heart for his service. Upon returning home from a tour of Afghanistan in 2010, Heather was involved in a major motorcycle crash that required several surgeries.
The couple was saving up to repair their house that was falling apart, but with Heather's accident, all the money went to pay for her medical bills. Ellen thought this family had been through enough, and with the help of HGTV's cousins Anthony and John, she was able to give them the gift of a home makeover.
See what Heather, Alex and their adorable kids had to say about their amazing surprise!
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