Sgt Luis Remache
Central Islip, NY
Marine Sergeant Luis Remache was three months into his third deployment when he lost both of his legs and suffered elbow, stomach, and hand damage in a firefight in Sangin, Afghanistan on June 29, 2011. While on an overnight mission off-post, a grenade blast and small arms fire caused the traumatic amputations of both of Sgt Remache’s legs above the knees, severe stomach lacerations, and severely injured his right elbow and both hands.
Transported a short distance by truck, Sgt Remache was treated at an Afghan Local hospital before being medevaced to Camp Leatherneck. Airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany, Sgt Remache arrived at Walter Reed National Medical Center at Bethesda within days of the attack. Luis has endured nearly a dozen surgeries and remains in Bethesda at this time; continuing his treatments and therapies.
Sgt Remache is active in his church. He enjoys handcycling, wheelchair basketball, and volleyball, and hopes to go back to school and complete his degree in the future. Being close to family is extremely important to Luis and the reason he would like to live in the New York City area. Engaged to be married, he enjoys spending time with his fiancée, Cynthia and looks forward to the day when they can raise a family of their own.
“We are so thankful and blessed that Homes for Our Troops is willing to help give my life back to me. This home will be a place where I am not just trapped in a living space where I have to depend on others…this home will give me back my independence and I will be able to restart my life. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.” (Sgt Luis Remache on receiving a specially adapted home from Homes for Our Troops.)
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