WALTON COUNTY, Fla. — A wounded veteran in Santa Rosa Beach got the keys to a mortgage free home Wednesday, thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Retired Air Force Staff Sergeant Brian Schiefer became a paraplegic when he was thrown from a truck during a pre-deployment exercise, severing his spine.
The new, custom-built smart home is designed with his challenges in mind.
“Just the simple little things, doing laundry, can I reach the washer and dryer to even wash my own clothes,” Schiefer said. “Or you know, cook my own food, so having counters that I can slide under, whether it be the cookstove or the sink.. This house for me really represents a place of independence and freedom, where I can really enjoy my own space, not really have to worry about barriers.”
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