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He’s the star of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and on Saturday, he was a teen girl’s dream come true. They met at the Denver Home Show thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The big day was for 13-year-old Deana Elhit, who got to meet Ty Pennington.
“How he changes people’s lives,” Deana said. “How the house is all ruined and then all new.”
Deana has rare heart condition called restrictive cardiomyopathy. She was diagnosed at 6 years old and received a heart transplant 2 1/2 years ago. Then her father had the same surgery less than 2 months later.
One of the side effects is extreme bloating. She tires easily and she’s often in so much pain she can’t stand or walk. But all of that didn’t matter when she got to meet Pennington.
“The fact that they want to meet me is the ultimate flatterer,” Pennington said. “I mean of all the people you know, I’m just kind of honored.”
Deana thought Pennington was a little taller and a little skinnier in person.
Read more and watch this story: Ty Pennington Makes Teen’s Wish Come True