A disabled veteran in Nokesville received a new home, thanks to the generosity of the community and Homes for Our Troops.
Sergeant Steven Curry, an Army Iraq veteran, was serving overseas when four EFPs struck him, causing a brain injury and the amputation of his left leg below the knee, according to a release.
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit service organization that builds mortgage-free and handicap accessible homes for post-9/11 disabled veterans, according to a release.
Before the Homes for Our Troops project, Curry lived in a home with several stairs that was not wheelchair accessible, forcing him to wear his prosthetic leg for more than 18 hours a day, according to the Homes for Our Troops website.
After partnering with Potomac Custom Builders, Homes for Our Troops worked with volunteers to build the new home for the Curry family in Nokesville, and presented it to the family on May 14, according to a release.
“[The] home features more than 40 major special adaptations such as widened doorways for wheelchair access, a roll-in shower, and kitchen amenities that include pull-down shelving and lowered countertops. The home will also alleviate the mobility and safety issues associated with a traditional home, including navigating a wheelchair through narrow hallways, riding on carpets, or reaching for cabinets that are too high,” stated a release.
The home will allow Curry to be more active and comfortable.
“I am able to help cook, clean, and take care of my children all from the safety of my wheelchair,” stated Curry on the Homes for Our Troops website.
Curry was also excited about having a wheelchair accessible shower.
The days of jumping and swinging into and out of the shower are over,” Curry stated on the Homes for Our Troops website.
There are currently 70 active projects being completed by Homes for Our Troops in the United States.
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