Wounded veteran and family move into new Florida home

A retired US Marine Corps sergeant and his family now have a new place to call home on the Treasure Coast.Sgt. Christian Fleming, his fiancée Karly Riley, and their sons Hunter and Tate got to see their new home for the first time today during a welcome ceremony hosted by the nonprofit Helping a Hero and Bass Pro Shops. Around the country: National coverage from WPBF 25 News “It’s very overwhelming. I don’t want to say that I have high expectations. But like they just they exceeded it’s beyond what I could have even fathomed, ”Fleming said. Helping a Hero teamed up with Bass Pro Shops and Mattamy Homes to build the home especially for Fleming, who lost both of his legs during an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.Previous Coverage: ‘It’s going to make everything better’: Wounded vet grateful for new home in Port St. Lucie “When they take their prosthetics off, they have to be in a wheelchair, and it’s really difficult if you don’t have a home that has wider doors, rolling showers, adapted sink area and other safety features that really protect them.” Meredith Iler, the founder of Helping a Hero Home Program said.The home, inside the Tradition community in Port St. Lucie, was built with the help of other military veterans and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. “Just take a bath and don’t have to worry about it. Spend two days in my wheelchair, not worry about it. I can leave the house in my wheelchair. And not have to worry about it, ”Fleming said. A Moment of Joy: News We LoveFleming, who is moving from southern Illinois, is already feeling comfortable in his new home and is grateful for this outpouring of support from the community.” I feel loved, we feel loved. The community is welcoming us. I still feel like I’m kind of in a dream right now, ”Fleming said. Helping a Hero is asking people to nominate a wounded veteran for their 100 Homes Challenge. Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, and noted conservationist has pledged 25% of the cost of the next 100 homes. They’ve already awarded 16 and have 84 left to give. The nominated veteran must have served during the post 9/11 Global War on Terror.Anyone interested in nominating a veteran can find more information here.Stay informed: Local coverage from WPBF 25 News

A retired US Marine Corps sergeant and his family now have a new place to call home on the Treasure Coast.

Sgt. Christian Fleming, his fiancée Karly Riley, and their sons Hunter and Tate got to see their new home for the first time today during a welcome ceremony hosted by the nonprofit Helping a Hero and Bass Pro Shops.

Around the country: National coverage from WPBF 25 News

“It’s very overwhelming. I don’t want to say that I have high expectations. But like they just they exceeded it’s beyond what I could have even fathomed, ”Fleming said.

Helping a Hero teamed up with Bass Pro Shops and Mattamy Homes to build the home especially for Fleming, who lost both of his legs during an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan.

Previous Coverage: ‘It’s going to make everything better’: Wounded vet grateful for new home in Port St. Lucie

“When they take their prosthetics off, they have to be in a wheelchair, and it’s really difficult if you don’t have a home that has wider doors, rolling showers, adapted sink area and other safety features that really protect them,” Meredith Iler, the founder of Helping a Hero Home Program said.

The home, inside the Tradition community in Port St. Lucie, was built with the help of other military veterans and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

“Just take a bath and don’t have to worry about it. Spend two days in my wheelchair, not worry about it. I can leave the house in my wheelchair. And don’t have to worry about it, “Fleming said.

A Moment of Joy: News We Love

Fleming, who is moving from southern Illinois, is already feeling comfortable in his new home and is grateful for this outpouring of support from the community.

“I feel loved, we feel loved. The community is welcoming us. I still feel like I’m kind of in a dream right now, ”Fleming said.

Helping a Hero is asking people to nominate a wounded veteran for their 100 Homes Challenge. Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, and noted conservationist has pledged 25% of the cost of the next 100 homes.

They’ve already awarded 16 and have 84 left to give. The nominated veteran must have served during the post 9/11 Global War on Terror.

Anyone interested in nominating a veteran can find more information here.

Stay informed: Local coverage from WPBF 25 News

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