LAND O LAKES (FOX 13) - Led by a patriotic motorcade, Army combat veteran Carl Moore received a hero’s welcome to a new home his family can call their own.
Staff Sergeant Moore was partially paralyzed from the waist down in June 2013, while on a mission in Afghanistan. He was struck by enemy fire, which resulted in a spinal cord injury.
“This brings a little bit of closure to what can be described as a painful chapter,” Moore said.
Saturday, he turned that page.
Homes for our Troops, a national non-profit, donated the home to Moore, furnished and ready to move in, but most importantly, accessible.
"You know, you see it from a foundation, to walls, and at that point, the anticipation is killing you. Today is a culmination of that. We can't be happier,” Moore said. “I mean, they've thought of everything. All of the appliances, the range, is undercut. The sink is undercut, I don't have to twist my back to do dishes. All of the counters are lowered, so I don't have to cut chicken wings at shoulder height, which is pretty hard if you've never done it. It's pretty hard on your shoulders."
It is also a place, to make happy memories.
"It's going to be the place where my daughter continues to grow up, it's going to be the jumping point for any and all endeavors from this day forward,” he said.