High School Students Give Veteran New Home
Jerral Hancock was partially paralyzed, severely burned and lost his left arm when he was 21. Hancock was driving a tank through Iraq when he was attacked. Life became even more difficult when his wife left him after the accident and he had to live in a small mobile home in California that was not handicap accessible with his 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.
"I'm grateful, I'm very, very grateful," Hancock said.
His new "smart home" is able to be controlled with an iPad and makes life a lot earier for Hancock and his family.
The home was built after two years of local high school students selling t-shirts and soliciting donations, the fundraising resulted in about $300,000 cash being raised to help Hancock. Big-box stores supplied building materials and the real estate agent waived her commission in order to make this project possible.