Upcoming “Fixer Upper” episode features RGIII

Robert Griffin III with the stars of "Fixer Upper," Waco's Chip and Joanna...
Robert Griffin III with the stars of "Fixer Upper," Waco's Chip and Joanna Gaines.(KWTX)
Published: Jan. 9, 2017 at 6:20 PM CST
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An episode of “Fixer Upper” featuring former Baylor Heisman Trophy winner and Copperas Cove native Robert Griffin III airs this week.

Will Mallow, the executive director of the Family of 3, a Robert Griffin III Foundation, made the announcement Monday.

The foundation chose Waco Vietnam veteran William Graham from among dozens of potential recipients, for a home makeover.

Mallow said Graham was the perfect choice because of his 41 years of service to the country and his need for a better equipped home for his needs.

Graham, who served more than 41 years in the Army and National Guard, has suffered stenosis of the spine as well as prostate cancer, as a result of Agent Orange.

The veteran has received many awards for his service including the Army Achievement Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze stars.

Griffin, whose parents are both army veterans, said it was an honor to help Graham.

“I am so excited that we were able to be a part of this and make this happen,” the Cleveland Browns quarterback said Monday.

“It’s such a blessing to be able to help Mr. Graham and his amazing family.”

The foundation picked up $50,000 of the costs of the renovation that will be featured Tuesday on the wildly popular HGTV show.

The remaining amount was taken care of by local vendors, contractors and Magnolia Homes’, Mallow said.

The episode was shot between May and July of 2016.

The airing will be bittersweet for Graham as his wife, Sherry, was part of filming, but passed away recently after a battle with cancer.

The episode airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday on HGTV.