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YBI on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Sundays 8/7c on ABC.

In the two-hour season premiere, the design team built a new home for the family of an injured Iraq war veteran -- and helped him to stand once again.

Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez, an Army medic, was injured when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb near Mosul, Iraq, in an ambush in November 2003. He lost his right leg and two fingertips in the attack, which occurred as the convoy was picking up supplies for orphans in the war-torn country.

Luis working with practitioners

The team at Yanke Bionics created the new socket using a 3-D digitized measurement of his residual limb and a CAD/CAM manufacturing process to create a comfortable fit.

The original airing was on ABC Sunday night, September 25th, 2005 at 7/6c. For more information on the show, visit the show's website. The show aired again on June 11, 2006.

Recently, using his newly fitted prosthesis, Luis spent some time riding an ATV. Check out this short clip of the experience.

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