“Fixer Upper” is a heartwarming show. Viewers get a look inside the lives of charming Waco couple Chip and Joanna Gaines, who renovate the homes of equally charming Waco families. It’s not often a television show about remodeling homes will make you cry, but this week’s “Fixer Upper” episode just might.
The story of the Grahams is sure to capture the hearts of “Fixer Upper” fans everywhere. According to KWTX in Waco, Bill Graham, a veteran who was featured on Tuesday night’s episode, lost his wife of 45 years, Sherry, to lung cancer last year. Sherry Graham was too ill to witness the renovation process of the home she shared with her husband, Bill, but she was released briefly from the hospital to see the grand reveal of their home, where she died in October.
KWTX reports former Baylor football star and current Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III helped pay for the Grahams’ home remodel after learning of Bill Graham’s service in the Army and National Guard, after which Graham developed prostate cancer as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. Griffin even stopped by the hospital to visit Sherry Graham before her death and even got in on some of the remodeling action.