The notorious ABC home renovation show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has had an eight-year run so far, and for the past few seasons it has incorporated celebrities to help dedicate the houses and welcome the family home, and next month, Poison front man Bret Michaels will have a turn as guest star on the life-changing show.

If you're not familiar with the show, it chooses a different family each week who is in dire need of a new home. The families are always enduring a lot of hardship, either in the form of financial, personal, health reasons or all of the above, and whose houses are dilapidated and in need of major repairs and renovations that the family cannot afford. It is quite the amazing show and has changed the lives of families across the nation for years now, and shows no signs of letting up. It is very touching to watch and always gives me goosebumps. It features handyman and host Ty Pennington who was originally on the renovation show Trading Spaces. His team, along with dozens upon dozens of volunteers help make each house and show possible. They complete each house in just seven days while the family gets whisked away to an enchanting vacation while the team works their magic. They return in a limo to a brand new house of their dreams.

For the past year or two, the show has brought in singers, actors and actresses to help welcome the family home, and sometimes to even put on a benefit show with all proceeds going toward the family. It's been a wonderful and positive addition to the show, and it's great that these individuals are giving their time to help those in need.

On Friday, January 6, the well-known Bret Michaels will be featured on the show. He is legendary for his singer status in the classic rock band Poison, as well as his three-season run of Rock of Love with Bret Michaels- the last being in 2009.

According to the article:

In the episode, entitled "Gibbs Family", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" travels to Fayette County, Iowa to surprise the Gibbs family. Audrey Gibbs is a mother, a widow, a farm owner and a maternal optimist who won't let anything stop her from raising her six children, not even her blindness and her battle with a potentially fatal condition. Seven months after her husband died, Audreyhad a brain aneurism that affected a quarter of her brain — leaving her legally blind. The doctors cannot say if she is going to lose her sight completely or even if she is going to live or die. Audrey has always been pragmatic and has no time for self-pity. She is passionately committed to doing whatever it takes to raise her kids. Realizing she could not continue working as a cosmetologist, she decided to attend massage therapy classes, as she knew it was a career she could still practice after losing her sight. However, Audrey does worry about what will happen to her kids, should the worst happen. The Gibbs family own and live on a farm which they rent portions of to local farmers for additional income. Their farmhouse is in need of significant repair, with no working toilet, a ceiling that's caving in and a layout that doesn't work for the family at all — especially for Audrey, if she loses her eyesight completely. The "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" design team has just seven days to build a brand new home for the Gibbs. The family has been whisked away on a dream vacation to Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, while "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team leader Ty Pennington, designers Paul DiMeo, Tracy Hutson, Sabrina Soto, Jeff Dye and local builders Larson Construction Company, Inc., as well as community volunteers, build the structure.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition premieres Fridays from 8 pm to 10 pm.

Are you a fan of the show? Who would you like to see featured on it?