Wounded warrior gets a home

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STELLA -  A military family looks forward to a much needed home, thanks to the non-profit group. "Homes For Our Troops". Dozens of people packed a tent for a special ground breaking   ceremony Saturday morning in Carteret County for the Verra Family.

sergeant Anthony Verra was on his second deployment when he lost both of his legs after stepping on an IED in  Arghandab, Afghanistan on September 22, 2010. Shauna Verra, told News Channel 12 that helping her husband regain strength and confidence has not been an easy task. The family of four has had to adjust living in an apartment in Maryland.

"He can't reach things," said Shauna. "He can't get under the counter top, he can't move around in the bathroom the way that he needs too."

In eight months the Verra's will be able to move into their new three bedroom home located in Stella, NC. This move will bring the family closer to Shauna's hometown of Jacksonville.

The specially adapted home will be designed to accommodate the severe injuries SGT Verra sustained while serving his country. The home will provide him with maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently

"This is going to be a whole new world, I don't even know where to start. He's going to gain all of his independence back and be able to function," said Shauna.

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