PFC (Ret.) Kenny Adams, USA
Kenny grew up in Houston, where he attended Stratford High School. He joined the US Army after graduation and while serving in Afghanistan, was tragically wounded in a “friendly fire” accident. A weapon accidently discharged, and the bullet struck Adams’ skull and traveled through his head. The damage caused Kenny to lose his eyesight and a portion of his brain.
Kenny was not expected to survive, and was even given the Roman Catholic Sacrament of Last Rites. He holds no grudge against the person responsible for his injury and continues to help other wounded heroes as a personal mission in life. He has been known to say, “Being BLIND means you are just Beginning Life In A New Direction.”
Adams received the first Helping A Hero home in 2006, and is a proud advocate for the organization.