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Marine wounded in Afghanistan gets new home in Midway

MIDWAY, N.C.– Thanks to HelpingaHero.org, severely injured Marine Scout Sniper Cpl. Jessie Fletcher and his fiancé are getting a dream home built in Davidson County.

Fletcher was serving in Afghanistan in October 2011 when he stepped over an IED and lost both his legs, some fingers and the hearing in one of his ears.

After months of recovery Fletcher has learned to walk again and Thursday was able to join his fiancé as HelpingaHero.org broke ground on his new dream home.

The four bedroom, two and half bathroom home will be one story and fully handicapped accessible.

Smith Builders and Brad Leonard Homes are helping build Fletcher’s new home.

“I think the biggest relief I will ever be able to say is I will have a house, some place I can call home,” says Fletcher.

HelpingaHero.org has built more than 90 fully adapted homes for injured veterans across the country. This is the fourth home in North Carolina.

Fletcher said it’s a dream come true because it will allow him time to focus on his wedding, recovery, and getting into college, all those American ideals Fletcher says he was fighting to protect in the first place.

“I fought for a lot of things and fighting for every American to have a dream house falls in that category I’m sure,” said Fletcher.

HelpingaHero.org is still taking applications for severely injured veterans who need help building a fully adaptable home. They are also looking for builders interested in giving back to veterans.


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