Disabled Veteran About To Receive Donated Home
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – There will be reason to celebrate in Lawrenceburg this coming weekend as an American hero receives a huge and well-deserved gift.
We told you last September that the national non-profit organization Homes for Our Troops was building a home for Lawrenceburg native and Army Specialist Brett Bondurant.
Bondurant, 23, lost parts of his legs in an improvised explosive device, or IED, blast during his first tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2011. After a long rehab stint in Texas, he and his wife London moved back to southeast Indiana last year.
That specially-built home to be donated to the disabled veteran is now nearing completion. Homes for Our Troops will present the keys to Brett, London, and their baby daughter Jaycee on Saturday, February 8.
“As an injured veteran, it is hard to stay positive at times, especially since I am faced with many challenges on a daily basis, even in my own home,” Bondurant said. “Having an accessible home, built to meet my specific needs, will erase some of those challenges, giving me back my independence and also giving much more hope for me and for my family’s future. Thank you.”
The public is invited to the key ceremony starting at 11:00 a.m. on Crossbow Trails Lane, just off State Road 48, in Lawrenceburg. Those attending are asked to RSVP online.
A groundbreaking for the Bondurant’s home was held last September by Homes for Our Troops. In October, dozens of volunteers returned to the site to help install landscaping.