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Helping a Hero dedicates home to SETX wounded warrior
PORT NECHES-By: Leslie Rangel
Washing dishes, cooking and even doing laundry are things some of us take for granted.
But, for Marine Sgt. Joshua Yarbrough, those cleaning duties were things he could only wait for until the day he could do them again.
For this former Marine, freedom and independence have taken on a new meaning.
It's a day of celebration.
Everything is in place, to honor wounded warriors, service men injured in battle.
One of them, Sgt. Joshua Yarbrough sits and waits patiently for the keys to his new home.
Yarbrough lost both legs after he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan in 2011.
He spent years getting medical care and moved in with his mother in 2013.
Wednesday he walks into his new home, made possible by the group Helping a Hero.
The home is designed to cater to Josh and his wheelchair.
"We're really excited to finally get in here and have an accessible home for him to get around everywhere," Rachael Yarbrough, his wife says.
"The sink, they have a slot where I can get underneath it, so that way I can get into the sink without any complications," the veteran says.
Every corner of their new home will help with basic tasks.
"So I can reach in pretty much anywhere I need to and they have this water deal that if I'm cooking with a pot I need water, I can turn the water on over it, so that way I don't have to worry about the hot water spilling on my lap or anything," the veteran says.
"He's actually a really good cook so I'm excited for him to start cooking again," his wife says.
A family reunited with their freedom, after their loved one nearly paid the ultimate price for ours.
Helping a Hero has awarded more than 100 homes in 22 states since it began.