Honor duty and sacrifice are what members of our military put on the line for our freedom everyday. A double amputee who sacrificed so much is one step closer to getting his dream home.
It’s the dream home the Dove family has always wanted. Now, the wall are filled with inspirational words, personal messages and words of
“There’s really no way to describe how much it really means to us. You know, throughout living how we do now without being able to live in an ADA compliant house. It gets you into a lot of dark times that you get into this feeling that there isn’t a support net but this obviously proves other wise,” shared Bobby Dove, U.S. Army SSG (Retired).
Now at the half way point of building, the community, family and friends are invited into the home to participate in the ceremony called, Walls of Honor; where they write a message on every wall in the house.
“Which obviously remain permanently within this home that were making this really huge leap and bound into this next chapter of our life. It mean literally the world to us,” said Dove.
Dove was serving in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Medic, when he was injured by an Improvised Explosive Device in June of 2012.
“House hold or fatherly type duties throughout the day can become extremely difficult. So, this house has been designed exactly through my specific needs and they have done a heck of a job of it. So we are very excited to finally get to this point,” said Dove.
Famous actor, director and musician, Gary Sinise has a foundation called R.I.S.E.
“Underneath the R.I.S.E program we build specially adapted custom smart homes for our nations most severely wounded. At the end of the day, this is the least we can do to help them gain the independence that they lost on the battle field,” explained Scott Schaeperkoetter, R.I.S.E Program, Director of Operations.
The dove family will move into their new home in by the end of this year.