Chip and Joanna Gaines have reached out to help a firefighter who was paralyzed while working on a prop for Fixer Upper.
Longtime viewers know the massive movable fabric pieces that are put in front of a finished remodel to remind the family what their house used to look like. According to Fox News, Waco firefighter Garth Goodwin had previously worked on one of these rolling billboards. While working on another billboard, a metal pole came into contact with a power line. This caused Goodwin to become paralyzed from the waist down.
This added a new challenge for Garth and his wife, who are already busy taking care of their 19-year-old son who was born without a segment of his brain. When local contractor Wes Waller realized the Goodwin’s house is not handicap-accessible, he decided to do something.
In a matter of hours, local businesses stepped in to help the Goodwin family by donating goods and services to build them a new home. When Chip and Joanna heard of the efforts, they paid for the complete cost of lumber to finish the project. The project will be completed with the help of the Waco Fire Department and additional contractors.
The incredible donation helped cement the massive project, which will surely change Goodwin’s life forever.
“All of us at the Waco Fire Department are thankful for Chip and Joanna and everyone that has stepped up to help our friend and his family,” Waco firefighter Jay Jeffrey told KWTX. “The positive impact they are making for Garth, Lisa and Cutter is immeasurable.”
CORRECTION: The article previously stated that Goodwin was injured while working on a prop for Fixer Upper. His injuries were sustained during an unrelated project.