Hundreds of supporters from around the budding Harvest community gathered to welcome its newest family, retired U.S. Army Sgt. Kody Wilson, a Purple Heart recipient, with a mortgage-free home on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Initially being announced as the recipient of the home in the growing Northlake community at a ceremony on March 25, the family was greeted at their welcoming ceremony with two flyovers and a parade.
“It’s amazing; I mean, does your house look like that?” asked Wilson, standing with his wife, Laura, after their first home walkthrough. “The ceilings, everything fully furnished, matches the colors – it’s our style.”
An Iraq veteran who served two tours, in 2005 and 2007, Wilson’s left leg was amputated after an IED hit his platoon. Following his physical recovery, Wilson still suffers from anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and hearing loss.
Dealing with the mental effects of combat and adjusting to life since losing his leg, Wilson is grateful for a home specifically modified to fit his needs as an injured veteran.
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