My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Homes For Our Troops, Inc., Taunton, MA, USA
My son was injured severely in Iraq in 2006. He spent 2 years recovering and was ready to leave the hospital. He has an above knee amputation on the left side and nerve damage in his arm. This makes getting around a regular home very difficult. His first apartment was not handicapped accessible. He uses his wheelchair when at home and wears his leg when he goes out. He cannot wear his leg for more than a few hours a day, so a handicapped home is a necessity for him. He was very frustrated not being able to cook or fit in his kitchen, not being able to shower without fear of falling, and struggling to fit his chair through the doorways that were narrow.
Homes For Our Troops built him a home in April and Kenny now has his independence once again. He doesn't worry about falling in the shower, burning himself while trying to cook on one leg, or trying to squeeze his wheel chair down a narrow hall or through a small door. He is now able to take care of himself and achieve the independence that his injury threatened to take away. The wide doorways and automatic doors make getting in the house with groceries easy. The special toilets, shower stall, and lower counter tops help Kenny to focus on what he can do and do not constantly remind him of what he cannot do.
I am grateful and thankful for Homes For Our Troops for giving my son back his life. His attitude, his demeanor, and his ability to do for himself have all improved since moving into this home. God Bless you Homes For Our Troops and may you continue to build until no more are needed!
Mother to Sgt. Kenny Lyon, USMC injured 5-1-2006
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