Injured Soldier Surprised With Home Improvements

Posted at 10:30 PM, Jun 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:00:49-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – One Clarksville family received a big welcome home by family, friends, and even a country star Tuesday.

Sgt. Nate Miracle came home from deployment with injuries that will last his entire life. Tuesday, their neighborhood was there to support them as they were surprised with some much need home improvements.

A familiar face was there as well, country music star Randy Houser was also part of the welcoming committee.

“Hey! How are you?” asked Houser, “so we've gotten a few things done for you guys while you've been gone.”

“I like it!” Nate said, looking around at his brand new front porch.

Their old front porch was rickety and dangerous.

“I fell through one side one week and it wasn't about a week later I fell through the other side,” Nate said.

And it’s not just in the front porch, but the back porch and backyard too.

The Miracles have been through a lot in recent years. Nate has spinal and brain injuries from a tour in Iraq.

“It hurts my heart because I used to be able to do so many things and slowly it’s getting worse,” he said.

But Tuesday the family was all smiles as the surprises kept coming thanks to sausage maker Eckrich, who sponsored the surprise.

Nate received a new vintage guitar and a private lesson from Houser. And along with all the home improvements the family also received free groceries for a year.

You can help Eckrich and "Operation Homefront" make a new home possible for other veterans. Eckrich will donate 5 cents to the cause, for each specially marked sausage package bought through July 4th.