Texas Home Improvement with Jim Dutton

Overhaul for a Hero - The Patterson Project

On May 5, 2014 Jeff Patterson was fighting a fire at a Southeast Dallas home. Something went wrong. Jeff was trapped, and he had to fight to get out. He was pulled from the fire but, that was only the beginning of Jeff’s fight.

He suffered massive injuries. He has third-degree burns over 45% of his body. The skin grafts developed a dangerous fungus and had to be removed. He suffered lung damage, underwent dialysis and batted pneumonia…twice. He was in a medically-induced coma. He spent nearly five months in the hospital and underwent 12 surgeries before being released. The fire department had not seen an injury like this in over 15 years; something this severe where someone actually lived.

Jeff’s wife Tina was constantly by his side. She had fantastic support from family, friends and the Dallas Fire Department. Unfortunately while Jeff was in the hospital she discovered she had colon cancer and required immediate treatment.

Jeff and Tina are now both home and recovering, and their spirit is incredible. Jeff’s road back will be a long one, but he has already defied the odds.

Here at Texas Home Improvement (THI) we have decided to help Jeff Patterson – a local hero. The Patterson’s love their Dallas home, neighborhood and school. Unfortunately, this home built in 1941 is in desperate need of updating.


The response has been fantastic, but we are still looking for additional help: Lumber, Framer, Dry Wall, Appliances, Accommodations, Landscaping, Lighting, Alarm System, Closet Organization, Siding, Energy Provider, Meals for the crew, Granite Fabrication, Paint, Doors & Hardware.

Please contact: Brian McFarling
THI Productions, Inc


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