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Rotary Gives Marine Veteran a Lift on ‘Extreme Makeover Home Edition’

Daniel Gilyeat of Kansas City is a U.S. Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq and lost his left leg in combat. The single father of four was chosen to receive a complete home renovation from Emmy-award-winning television show "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" in November 2007.

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Daniel Gilyeat of Kansas City is a U.S. Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq and lost his left leg in combat. The single father of four was chosen to receive a complete home renovation from Emmy-award-winning television show “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” in November 2007.

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A key element of the renovation is a garage decked out as a car enthusiast’s dream shop, complete with plasma TV, tools and a four-post vehicle lift from Rotary Lift (www.rotarylift.com) as the centerpiece. The lift can be used to raise vehicles to a comfortable working height or to store two cars in the same amount of space as a single vehicle.

Rotary donated the lift, which was installed by Myers Brothers of Kansas City. Myers Brothers donated its time and materials to the project.

“Extreme Makeover Home Edition” is a reality show in which a deserving family’s home is completely rebuilt — including every room, the exterior and the landscaping — in a single week. Gilyeat’s new home encompasses 3,000 square feet and is handicap accessible.

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The Gilyeat family episode is scheduled to air on ABC Sunday, Feb. 10. Check local listings for time.

For more information about Rotary Lift, visit www.rotarylift.com.

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