Marine MSgt Blaine Scott served multiple deployments to Iraq and was hit by an IED and suffered burns over 40% of his body. Burn victims cannot regulate their temperature making it necessary to keep their interior air temperature at 68 degrees. In Texas, that is very expensive! Being a wounded warrior is tough enough, but this family suffered a tragedy even worse than being blown up in Iraq. Blaine and his wife, Lilly, lost their 12 year old daughter, Isabella, to suicide after she was bullied at school. Their daughter was a proud Young Marine Corporal. She loved playing softball and hunting with her Dad. She had epilepsy and had an episode at school during the Spring 2016. Kids were teasing her...
Wounded Warrior receives new home from Helping a Hero
FOX 7 Austin
April 3, 2017
The event began with a homecoming parade and a welcome by music icon Lee Greenwood. Marine Master Sgt Blaine Scott was wounded in Iraq eleven years ago. After completing rehab, he was deployed a second time to Afghanistan before retiring in 2015.
"Thoughts about today, is a dream come true," said Scott.
After a brief ceremony, Greenwood presented the family with the keys to their new home.
"Every time we give one of these houses to a soldier it...
Duncansville, Blair County, Pa.
The famous country music band The Oak Ridge Boys was in town today. They were singing for a groundbreaking celebration. But the event wasn't about them.
Navy Veteran Jeff Campbell grew up in Hollidaysburg. He graduated from Slippery Rock and then joined the Navy. His diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has presented him with a number of challenges, even inside of his own home. But now, thanks to a program called Helping a Hero, his life is getting a little bit easier.
"I was extremely overwhelmed at the outpouring from the community. It was absolutely wonderful," Jeff Campbell said.
Campbell worked on the U.S.S. George Washington as a...
DUNCANSVILLE -- Wiping away tears, Hollidaysburg native Jeff Campbell, his wife, Aimee, and their four children broke ground Wednesday on the future location of their new home.
The home was paid for by local businesses and the Helping a Hero Program.
"The way the community has come together to help me and my family is just wonderful," Jeff Campbell said.
Campbell suffers from multiple sclerosis due to exposure to an unknown substance during his time in the Navy. This crippling disease makes performing everyday tasks a challenge.
"I watched my husband fall down the steps three times because he couldn't feel his feet. As a wife, you feel kind of helpless, how. How do you...