Cpl Matthew Cole Covington, LA
Cpl Matthew Cole was on his second tour of duty when he and another Marine were struck by a mortar round shot by insurgents. Cpl Cole suffered injuries to his spinal cord and lungs which left him a T-8 paraplegic.
A year after Matt was injured, he and his wife Kim purchased a home in Covington, LA that needed a few adaptations to suit Matt's injuries. Matt filled out an application with Homes for Our Troops requesting our help making an accessible master bathroom and kitchen as Matt is studying to become a chef.
While Homes for Our Troops was more than willing to help the Cole's we did not presently have the resources so we placed Matt on the waiting list. Unfortunately the list of Veterans was long and Matt was unable to wait, he and his wife took a second mortgage on their home and paid a contractor to take care of the adaptations.
When we called Matt to check on him we learned of his second mortgage so we arranged to pay it off to ease some of their burdens.
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