Helpingahero.org will host a groundbreaking on a new, custom adapted home that will be given to Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Bradford at 412 W. Brannon Road, in northern Jessamine County Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
The home will allow Bradford, a blind and a double amputee due to injuries suffered while serving his country in Iraq in January 2007, better independence.
Bradford was deployed to Haditha Iraq in September 2006. He was injured Jan. 18, 2007, by stepping on an IED. Shrapnel immediately entered both of his eyes, blinding him. His left leg was immediately blown off and his right leg was amputated later at the hospital. He also has limited use of his right hand due to breaking the bones in his hand from the blast.
HelpingaHero.org is the second largest custom adapted homebuilding organization in the nation, having awarded 90 homes in 21 states to our most severely wounded heroes injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is the second home in Kentucky. A home for a triple amputee, Sgt. JD Williams, USA (Ret.), is under construction in Bowling Green and will be completed in March 2013.