EM1 (NUC) Jeffrey Campbell, USN

EM1 (NUC) Jeffrey Campbell, USN
U.S. Navy
Duncansville, Pennsylvania

Mechanicsburg Rotary North and Carlisle Rotary Club formed Helping a Hero Central PA and through Foundation for Enhancing Communities have made a donation to HelpingaHero.org to build adapted homes for severely wounded warriors in Central PA.  We completed the first home in Harrisburg, PA in 2013 and are excited to help Hollidaysburg hero, EM1 (NUC) Jeff Campbell, USN who developed MS as the result of his military service shortly after the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center.

EM1 Campbell grew up in Hollidaysburg, PA where he played football, ran track, played in the orchestra, was active in his church, and was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Slippery Rock University where he was an athletic trainer and Vice President of the Rock Emergency Medical Services.

Following the footsteps of other family members, EM1 Campbell enlisted in the Navy as a Nuclear Electrician. He served on the USS George Washington during the attack on the USS Cole, and also, while it was stationed in New York Harbor shortly after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. It was during his time on the George Washington that he was exposed to unknown substances which eventually led to his service connected Multiple Sclerosis. Due to his MS, Jeff has extreme weakness in his legs and arms and spends time at home in his wheelchair; and when his MS flares.

Jeff and Aimee have family who live in the Hollidaysburg area and are excited to be back home. Their beautiful accessible home gives freedom to Jeff. He and Aimee have 5 children.

Jeff is now an active Dad in his new home and able to help his wife with daily activities. His adaptive home has wider doorways and hallways, an accessible bathroom & kitchen, flush thresholds, and other safety features. Joe Crossman was joined with great partners like Window World, BP Kohl and so many others to help build this amazing home.