Military Makeover with Montel returns with an all-new season right now! In partnership with major brands and local volunteers, the Military Makeover team is undertaking a complete renovation in support of Luke and Natasha’s Lincolnton, North Carolina, home.
Before we dive in, it’s important to note our makeovers go far beyond the renovations. That’s why we’re honored to help this incredibly inspiring family. So now, learn more about Luke and Natasha’s story.
The couple met while recovering from serious injuries sustained while serving in the U.S. Army. For Luke, multiple IED explosions on his convoy in Iraq left him with severe head injuries and nerve damage from shrapnel that lodged in his body. He suffered memory loss and the ability to walk for a short time after the explosions. Luke was medically retired in 2014 for post-traumatic stress disorder and TBI and was awarded the Purple Heart and an Army Commendation with Valor device.
Natasha suffered the ultimate betrayal during her service–she was sexually assaulted by her drill sergeant. The attack left her with severe pelvic injuries, panic attacks and post-traumatic stress disorder. Since being medically retired in 2014, she has endured multiple hip surgeries and was awarded the Women of Courage award by the Pentagon.
Natasha continues to travel the country sharing her story and educating military personnel on the dangers of military sexual assault. Through their shared trauma, Luke and Natasha bravely soldier on, raising their three children: Luke, 14, Xylee, 3, and one-year-old Coen.
Before the makeover kicks off, we’re at a nearby Best Western bright and early, ready to enjoy a hot breakfast with Ryan, Art, and Jen! Stay tuned to hear some of the exciting plans in store for the Harvey/Woodruff makeover.
In addition, we’re joining Art and Jen at Logan’s Roadhouse in North Carolina for a delicious meal before the makeover officially begins.