Organization Building New Home for Veteran Injured in Iraq
An Iraq veteran Timothy Kramer, who suffers from physical trauma now lives with his wife, three daughters, and son in Scottsbluff, NE.
Although, his life has become challenging from the injuries he suffers from combat. The Organization, "Homes for our Troops" is doing their part to help make Kramers life easier.
Army Staff Sergeant Timothy Kramer was serving his second deployment in Iraq when his unit encountered enemy fire and his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.
“It launched me about 70 feet from the truck" Kramer says
Kramer woke up in the medic tent with a traumatic brain injury. He still stayed through the rest of him deployment.
When Kramer came back to the United States in 2009 he experienced a stroke, resulting in the loss of use in his left hand and foot, hearing loss, seizures, and headaches.
After Kramer's stroke his regular day to day life became very difficult.
Kramer has spent months in rehab and physical therapy working hard to get better. Kramer still has to get around using a roller chair. Kramer struggles with fitting the chair in the hallways and getting through doors in his house.
His chair does not fit into his daughter's room, so he cannot tuck them in at night.
“Im constantly banging doors, I can’t even fit into my two girls rooms with the chair, so its a struggle, constantly” Kramer says
The organization, “Homes for our Troops” is building Kramer and his family a new specially adapted home. His house is the organizations first in Nebraska. The town of Scottsbluff is ready and excited to welcome Timothy Kramer home.
Kramers new home will help him be independent again with automatic doorways, wide open spaces, and pull down shelving.
His new home will be in the Lake Minatare area where he grew up and currently lives. It will take an average of 6-9 months to build the home, more to come when it is finally complete.