Double Amputee War Veteran Gets Fresh Start with New Home
CORONA (KTLA) — A wounded war veteran is looking forward to having something that many people simply take for granted: a place to call home.
Thanks to a group named Homes For Our Troops, Army Sgt. David Mayer will be moving into a specially-equipped home in Cornona.
Mayer lost both legs five years ago while deployed in Iraq.
During his lengthy period of recovery in a rehabilitation center, Mayer’s biggest anxiety was that he would not be able to find a home to help him move forward with his life.
But Homes For Our Troops has stepped in — and stepped up — to help him with a new place to live.
A ceremony is planned for Saturday morning (May 18), during which Mayer’s family, his friends, and his fellow veterans will be on hand to welcome him into his new home.
Homes For Our Troops is a non-profit organization that has built more than 100 homes across the country for wounded veterans like Sgt. Mayer.