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Hero's Journey: Wounded Vet Gets 'House of Valor'

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Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 11:52 am | Updated: 12:00 pm, Sun Dec 8, 2013.

AUBURN, Ky. -- For many of America's injured service men and women, life after the military can be a challenge. But as retired Army Sgt. J.D. Williams and his family discovered, achieving independence at home doesn't have to be a chore.

"I think half of my daughter's life she grew up in a hotel room," J.D. told CBN News. "It's just been pretty stressful for the past few years that I've been injured.

IED Explosion

On October 9, 2010, Williams stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and the explosion took both legs and an arm.

House of Valor

First and foremost, the Williams family has a new home that J.D. calls his "House of Valor," one built with his specific needs in mind.

Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., serves on the board of Helping A Hero, the organization that provided J.D. this home.

"(They have a) double oven, low oven, so J.D. can cook," Paul noted. "Wheel chair can fit under the sink so there's no getting out of this house work. Do the dishes, roll up. They have an antler chandelier because J.D.'s originally from Montana and he loves to hunt."

"You just see the light in people, you see God working through people," Paul told CBN News. "People are so grateful sometimes to have the opportunity to express goodness."

Read the full article at www.cbn.com

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