The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew rolled into the Wichita State Campus on Thursday. Everyone was invited to Eck Stadium for the big surprise. It was announced via Ty Pennington’s blow horn that former Shocker baseball player Carl Hall would be receiving a new home.
Carl starred on some of the toughest baseball teams in the schools illustrious history. He even was named the Missouri Valley Player of the Year in 1994. All-American honors were also given to him that year for his play in the outfield. This past summer Carl and his family were in a car accident that caused him to be paralyzed from neck down. His wife and four daughters were not injured in the accident. Carl and his family were forced to move out of there bi-level house to live in a two bedroom duplex to suit Carl’s wheelchair.
The Family was told Thursday that Carl would be speaking to the baseball team before their season opener against Niagara on Friday. The team met with him inside the indoor practice facility, and the surprise was announced. His family and him were overwhelmed and very gracious as they didn’t apply to be on the show.
Carl stated, “Its gonna be great to have more independence in the new home.”
He said his family has been living in close quarters, and it will be nice for them to have some room. One can only imagine how tight it was with his 4 girls ranging from 9-16 years old. The new home will be a single story ranch style home. Carl and his family are off to Orlando while the house is being built. Everything is expected to be completed on Thursday. If you live in the area the famous ” Move that bus” moment is set for Thursday at 3pm.
Finally Carl stated, “Its gonna be a long road to recovery. You cant change what happened but you can try to determine whats next.”
The Big Surprise-video of the Extreme Makeover crew telling the family about being picked for the show.