HelpingAHero.org presented Army Corporal Rob Engelbrecht with a new house today in the Cypress Trails subdivision. In 2006, the soldier's Humvee hit a roadside bomb in Iraq. The corporal ended up losing his right leg and 60 percent of the vision in his left eye.
The builders designed the home for the wheelchair-bound soldier, including a specially built bathtub and sink designed to accommodate the chair.
"I'd give every one of them a hug, say thank you, because not every soldier that comes back wounded will get a house, but they're trying to make it that way," Corporal Engelbrecht said.
This is the 17th home donated in the Helping a Hero home program.