Saturday, July 01, 2006


I heard this story on the news the other night, and thought I'd share it. What a great organization Rebuilding Together is.

Volunteers help make injured Miramar soldier's house more accessible

By Georgia East
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted July 1 2006

MIRAMAR · Not long before he was injured in Iraq, Staff Sgt. John Adams resurfaced the kitchen cabinets in the modest house he shares with his wife, mom and two young sons.

He used to be the handyman of the three-bedroom house, always seeing something that needed fixing, always within reach of his hammer and nails.

He still sees things to be done. But the brain injury he received in 2003, when a roadside bomb detonated near his Humvee, robbed him of coordination, hindered his short-term memory and slurred his speech.

On Friday, a team of volunteers with Rebuilding Together/Countrywide showed up at his east Miramar home to install a more accessible shower, paint his walkway and build an outdoor play set for the boys.

"I feel proud that they're doing all of this stuff for me,'' said Adams, 40, who served for 18 years with the Florida National Guard. "I was kind of surprised.''

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