By Lynette Rice
April 06, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will make a special appearance on the May 3 episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the AP is reporting. The episode will feature Powell meeting with former Army combat medic Jeff Cooper, whose dilapidated home is targeted for a makeover by Ty Pennington and Co. Cooper is confined to a wheelchair but still devotes his time to causes for veterans.