January 2, 2015

As he hoists himself into his customized Ford F-150 pickup truck and then activates a crane that folds and lifts his wheelchair into the bed of the vehicle, Kyle Malin is a picture of self-sufficiency. But life indoors wasn’t always so easy for Malin, No. 19 on the San Antonio Rampage Sled Hockey Team.Taking ownership of a custom designed home in October 2012 changed that. With his dog, Teddy, on his lap, Malin zips on his wheelchair through the kitchen of his custom designed home in Vintage Oaks near Canyon Lake, and it’s easy to see why he’s is a sled hockey star. He can really...

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August 18, 2014
Groundbreaking ceremony for SSG (Ret.) Ed Matayka, USA in Bandera, TX.

A military couple broke ground on their new home Thursday.With help the Helping A Hero Foundation, the couple moved from New Hampshire and found the perfect place in Bandera. Ed Matayka is a double amputee, injured during his tour in Afghanistan in 2010. His wife Karen, also an Army veteran, says this home is a brand new beginning for their family.

"It means being comfortable, being able to take care of my family,” she said...

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May 4, 2014

Already the community is surrounding Sgt. Eric Lund (Ret.) with support — and plans for a new home for him back in Ludington are just beginning. Randy and Christy Malliett donated a lot in their subdivision on Breckenridge off North Jebavy Drive and Randy will be the builder for the Helping a Hero project.

Lund was surprised with the gift Thursday during a gathering of community leaders and friends. At the same gathering, Bruce Mitchell donated the heating and cooling work for the home. More cash and in-kind donations will be needed, but no matter what, this home is being built. Helping a Hero founder and board chair Meredith Iler of Houston, Texas, was in Ludington Thursday to make...

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March 10, 2014

Despite losing both of his legs while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, U.S. Army Spec. Justin Lane (Ret.) loves his life.


To the brave men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedom, we salute you.

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