MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WZTV) —An Army veteran severely injured and paralyzed while serving in Iraq will receive a custom home donated by a nonprofit.
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a nonprofit dedicated to building and donating custom homes adapted for severely injured post-9/11 veterans. On Saturday, September 21, HFOT will donate a home to Army Sergeant Bryan Camacho.
Camacho was serving in Hawija, Iraq in December 2007 when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device (IED), throwing Camacho from the vehicle. Camacho broke his back and was paralyzed from the waist down. A few years later in 2014, Camacho was in an adapted truck when it was involved in a crash, causing him to break his neck and paralyze him from the neck down.
HFOT says Camacho has been limited to staying in bed most of the time due to current living conditions and limited accessibility. They are working to change that by donating a home which boasts over 40 adaptations for Camacho.
The Murfeesboro home will feature widened doorways, a roll-in shower, pull-down shelving in the kitchen, and other changes that will help the wheelchair-bound Camacho improve quality of life. In a statement, Camacho says “This home will mean the world to me and make my daily living significantly easier. If I ever find a way to repay HFOT’s supporters, I will.”
Cost for the home will be covered by HFOT.