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Fallen Soldier's Father Gets Home Makeover

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(KCEN) -- A man who lost his son in Iraq and helping other families cope with loss received a big surprise. 

People came together to give his home a complete makeover.

It was a secret mission to surprise Keith Maupin with a home makeover.

Michael Barrett helped put this together after fixing Maupin's A/C, and realizing that wasn't the only thing around the house that needed fixing, so he put out the call for help.

"I've got an overwhelming response. You can say the name Keith Maupin and people perk," said Barrett.

Maupin will get new furniture, thanks to Furniture Fair, and just about everything else too.

"The doors are going to be replaced.  All the carpet's going to be replaced. There's going to be tile put in, hardwood floors new paint, new dry wall, new insulation," said Barrett. 

It really is an extreme makeover Keith Maupin edition.

Maupin has turned the search for his son into a mission to help others through the yellow ribbon support center.

According to Keith's fiance Erica Huff, "He has let this house go for 9 years because he has been so busy waiting for Matt to come home and then continuing the mission of the center."

To continue that mission the center is moving to Keith's garage to cut costs.

So the garage is getting made over too.

"Things are winding down. But I'm sure that it'll start somewhere else, but until that time we're going to continue the mission and support the men and women serving in harm's way and remember those that don't walk off the plane," said Maupin.

The man who's given support to so many, is getting a little support of his own.

"I'm really at a loss for words. It's just crazy."

The garage makeover will be underway in the next couple weeks and will serve as the new home for the yellow ribbon support center.

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