A soldier who lost his leg in Iraq has been given a home that will make it easier for him to get around.
Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Gordon lost his leg in 2005 when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle while he was serving in Iraq. He’s been using a prosthetic leg to get around since. But Gordon lacked a home where he could relax, as he relied on his family to move about the house.
This week, however, a national nonprofit organization called Homes for Our Troops, donated a new, customized home to the Iraq War veteran, mortgage-free.
"It's just unbelievable," Gordon said. "It's a life-changing thing. Prosthetic is not the most comfortable thing in the world, so when you get home, you want to take it off, unwind.”
The home features more than 40 major special adaptions to help Gordon live more comfortably, including widened doorways for wheelchair access, lower countertops and automatic doors.
But Gordon said his favorite part of the home is the roll-in shower.
"I've been really looking for a shower like that since I got injured. It's really going to change how I do business from now on," Gordon said.
Officials with the organization said this was the least they could do for someone who sacrificed so much for our country.
"To know that we can do something to change their life and make them more comfortable in just their own environment, that's all we can ask for," said Kristi Galanek of Homes for Our Troops. "They deserve everything they could possibly get."