Soldier Injured By Sniper Gets New Home
WELLINGTON, Fla. — A group in Wellington is providing a new home for a soldier injured by a sniper's bullet in 2007.
Army Ranger Sgt. 1st Class Steve Holloway was shot by a sniper while serving in Iraq. The shot left him paralyzed and wheelchair-bound.
"We live in a smaller townhouse right now that's not designed at all to be wheelchair-accessible, other than a ramp to get in," said Holloway.
When the Homes For Our Troops organization saw that Holloway was having difficulty moving around his house, its members decided to build a barrier-free home for Holloway.
The build Monday morning, and the organization said construction is moving along.
"We'll try to get Steve and his family into the house as soon as possible," said Mike Duckett, of Homes For Our Troops.
Duckett said the build is totally reliant on the Wellington community and the support has been phenomenal.
Halloway said his family is looking forward to the move.
"It's going to be a lot of fun," said Holloway. "They're going to have a lot more room to play around."