Wounded maestro presented with new home, debt giveaway – KMSP
November 22, 2015 - accent chair
RAMSEY, Minn. (KMSP) – After losing both legs while fighting in Afghanistan, a Minnesota maestro has a new home only in time for a holidays. Army Specialist Marco Solt was given a keys to his new home in Ramsey Saturday.
“It doesn’t only hold me it touches all a veterans here meaningful we have support from a community.” Marco Solt said.
While portion in Afghanistan, Solt lost both of his legs next a knee in an IED blast.
Thanks to Homes for Our Troops, Builders Association of a Twin Cities, Accent Homes and fundraising by many family and friends, Solt will be means to share this newly built home with his mother and 2-year-old son, debt free.
The home is specifically built to accommodate Solt’s injuries including wider doorways and hurl underneath sinks that concede for a circle chair.
“I’m speechless; this is only pleasing and amazing… It’s been a prolonged routine and we are happy it is finally time to pierce in.” Gina Solt said.
“It’s huge, It’s unequivocally outrageous we know we are unequivocally vehement to get in that kitchen, my mother so desperately wanted that island. We are so vehement I’m during a detriment for difference for it all.” Marco Solt said.
Senator Al Franken and Senator Amy Klobuchar were there for a special moment. Klobuchar recalls assembly Solt formerly during a Walter Reed Medical Center,
“Something I’ll never forget. we was carrying a bad day and we suspicion I’ll go over there and accommodate some of a harmed troops, and Marco was so optimistic. He said, I’ve mislaid my legs, though I’ve got my life in front of me.”
And now he has a life changing gift, only in time for Thanksgiving.
“I consider I’ll have to be here for a integrate days to indeed arise adult and see these walls before it’s real, since we know, It’s a lot to take in.” Marco Solt said.
In 11 years of existences, Hope for Our Troops has helped build roughly 200 homes for veterans opposite a U.S.