New Home Built for Combat Veteran
When Staff Sergeant Russ Marek leaves the James Haley V-A hospital, he'll be going to a new home.
Sergeant Marek was seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He'll receive the Americans with Disabilities Act compliant home from the non-proift Homes for Our Troops. It is designed to do more than just give him room to maneuver his wheelchair.
His father Paul Marek explains.
MAREK: We're going to use one of the rooms for a physical therapy room that he can do physical therapy for the next 12-18 months right on site instead of going all over the county to get what he needs.
The steel-frame of the home was built inside the Tampa Convention Center as part of the METALCON metal construction industry convention.
It will be relocated to a permanent site in Melbourne, Florida for final construction.
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