Family, friends, and dozens of volunteers lined the driveway to welcome Sgt. Peter Rooney and his wife home. Volunteers with Homes for Our Troops worked feverishly over the past few months creating a specially adapted home for Sgt. Rooney. For Rooney and his wife, it's the first day of the rest of their lives.
"It's incredible so wide and spacious I can roll around every room easy, " says Rooney.
Rooney lost both of his legs above the knee while stationed in Iraq. So getting around can be tough, but that's all about to change. His new home was created to meet all his needs, from a bigger shower, to lower counter tops and even an elevator. Rooney says it makes all the difference.
"it's hard to open doors and stuff, so this will make it a lot easier, " adds Rooney.
Homes for Our Troops, which is based out of Taunton, has provided more than 50 specially adapted homes to severely injured veterans since 2004. The average cost of each home is about 330-thousand dollars. For vets like Rooney, it's free.