Paralyzed army veteran given a custom home

Posted at 4:44 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-22 20:48:09-04

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — An army sergeant paralyzed in Iraq was given a custom home in Rutherford County. It was a patriotic moment as the wounded veteran wheeled into his new house for the very first time.

"I never felt like I actually deserved something like this," Sgt. Bryan Camacho said.

Camacho was injured by an IED and paralyzed from the waist down in 2007. While on the road to recovery, he was in a wreck and paralyzed from the neck down.

"It started getting me down a little bit, but having this new home will make my life, everyday activities, so much easier," Camacho said.

He's thankful for the gift from Homes For Our Troops. Country music star Wynonna Judd is an ambassador for the nonprofit.

"I’m witnessing a miracle and it’s so overwhelming, I can’t believe it. I’m speechless," Judd said, "He just has a place now to heal, that’s what matters right? He served our country and stood in the front line so we wouldn’t have to."

For Camacho, the outpouring of support is inspiring, and gives him hope. He looks forward to having a normal life, enjoying time outside, and having friends over to his new home.

"It speaks a lot that there are still really amazing people out there that are willing to go above and beyond," Camacho said, "This is going to be life-changing."

If you would like to donate to the nonprofit you can go here.