Wounded Iraq veteran gets new home

U.S. Army Spc. Hunter Levine lost both his eyes after his Humvee was hit by an explosive in Iraq. He was honored with a new home Saturday through the Helping a Hero organization.

April 10, 2011 9:24:12 AM PDT
A veteran blinded in the war in Iraq was honored for his service with a brand new home. Ampegy Energy donated money for U.S. Army Spc. Hunter Levine's new home in The Woodlands.

On top of that, the Helping a Hero organization presented Levine with a $10,000 check.

Levine lost both of his eyes after his Humvee was hit by an explosive. Levine said the announcement came as a shock. He now has a message for other people that are dealing with major burdens in their life.

"There's always a brighter future. That's one thing I had to learn, you know," Levine said. "That's life for you. It keeps throwing you curveballs, and you just gotta swing away, hoping you hit one."

Ampegy will also provide Levine with a free year of electricity. The veteran is still undergoing eye reconstructive surgeries.