North Texas Army veteran moved into a mortgage-free smart home with his family
ByFunAsia 13 Feb 2021 08:50 AM 193

A dream came true for a North Texas veteran and his family.

Army Sergeant Carlos Figueroa and his family moved into their new, mortgage-free smart home in Cedar Hill on Thursday.

Figueroa was seriously wounded during a mission in Iraq in 2003. He had his leg amputated.

After facing difficult situations over the years, he now got his dream place to call home with his family courtesy of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Home Depot Foundation.

Figueroa said, "We've bounced around since losing our house to a fire, from apartment to apartment."

"We've stayed with friends, now we are in a home and it’s safe for my wife and kids."

The home has been designed considering his disability, as well as his 13-year-old daughter, Lily, who gets around in a wheelchair.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s smart home program builds specially adapted smart homes to help injured veterans become more independent.

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