WELCOME HOME: Wounded Warrior Receives New ‘Smart Home’ From Foundation

WELCOME HOME: Wounded Warrior Receives New ‘Smart Home’ From Foundation
July 15, 2016 SNH Editorial Team

The FOX affiliate out of Washington, D.C. is reporting on a pretty remarkable gift to a soldier who lost both legs during combat in Afghanistan. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has built a smart home for Retired Army Cpl. David Bixler that is specifically customized to meet his needs.

“All these little subtleties that we put in the house give him back tremendous independence,” said Frank Siller, chairman and CEO of the foundation.

The home’s many features are controlled from an iPad and an elevator in the home helps Bixel get around.  Low counters and appliances are also easier to reach along with extra space to accommodate his wheelchair.

“He is such a positive, unique individual that has a lot more work to do,” said Siller. “And now he has a home to come to where he doesn’t have to worry – debt free. That is the least we can do as a country.”

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