Our veterans give everything for us – their time, their families, their comfort, and sometimes their lives. Too often, though, their service goes unappreciated and unnoticed. They come home after sacrificing so much, but are left with so little.
That’s why we love hearing stories like these – stories where veterans are taken care of and shown their proper due!
Medically-retired U.S. Army Sergeant Demitra Jarrett sacrificed even more than most during her time in the military. She suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and lupus in addition to post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury from surviving an explosion while she was deployed in Iraq.
Life has not been easy for her, but Operation Finally Home, a non-profit that provides “custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen,” wanted to help ease her load.
Jarrett couldn’t contain her tears when she found out they would be building her a brand new, mortgage-free home, a home which will be fully compliant with the American Disability Association.
“I can’t put into words how grateful and appreciative I am for this opportunity to be given something like this, is overwhelming,” she said through tears.
Lee Kirgan with Operation Finally Home couldn’t contain a smile as they presented Jarrett with the life-changing surprise.
“Actually less than 1 percent of Americans serve in the U.S. military,” Kirgan said. “So it’s incumbent upon all of us to do our part to support that 1 percent.”
While she still faces many difficulties, this incredible gift lifts a huge burden off Jarrett’s shoulders and will make life much easier for her moving forward.
“I can’t believe it,” she said. “I feel like I’m dreaming. It’s a final place to live for life.”
Jarrett should be able to move into her new house in just 90 days.
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