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sleepharmony Teams Up With Reality Show for Fort Hood Shooting Survivor

 

Glideaway Selected to Participate In ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

 

February 25, 2011 - On the February 20th “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC, America watched as the lives of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Patrick Zeigler and his fiancée Jessica Hansen once again changed forever. Zeigler, one of 32 wounded by a gunman at Fort Hood, was selected by the popular reality show to receive a new home, including four sleepharmony mattresses provided by specialty sleep manufacturer Glideaway® Sleep Products and their retail partner All American Sleep & Mattress in Georgetown, TX.

"SSG Zeigler’s story and recovery are inspirational” said Glideaway Executive Vice President of Sales Ron Fredman. “Last December our retail partner All American Sleep & Mattress contacted us with this fabulous opportunity. Our company is very community service-minded and we were honored to participate in helping this heroic couple start a new chapter of their life together.”

During the December filming, Zeigler and Hansen were joined by team leader Ty Pennington and the shows newest designers, rapper Xzibit and Leigh Anne Tuohy who is best known as the inspirational mother portrayed by Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side.

Representatives from All American Sleep & Mattress joined the unveiling with hundreds of other community volunteers who helped to build, furnish and decorate the home from the ground up.

The newly renovated Salado, TX ranch home now features three bedrooms, an outdoor movie theatre, and a therapy room where Patrick can continue his recovery. While shooting the episode, the “Extreme” design team paid tribute to Zeigler’s patriotism and to the other Fort Hood victims and their families.

About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

 

About Glideaway

Founded in the 1920s as a furniture retailer in Illinois, Glideaway is a full-service bedding manufacturer and supplier to full-line furniture retailers, specialty sleep shops, and web-based e-tailers.  Their products include a complete line-up of Visco and latex mattresses, adjustable bed bases, bed frames, day beds and trundle beds, pillows, mattress protection products, headboards and youth beds. Based in St. Louis, the company employs more than 140 people in its 120,000 square-foot manufacturing, distribution, and showroom complex.

For more information, visit www.glideaway.com or call 800-428-5222.  

 

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