ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) - About 300 Anderson residents came together Saturday to introduce a wounded veteran and his family to a six-acre plot of land in Edgewood. The land is where volunteers will build a house, which will be paid for through donations.
Just a few months ago, 30-year-old Tim Senkowski and his wife were concerned about where they would live when he returned home after a year and a half of rehabilitation in Maryland. Senkowski lost both of his legs after an explosion during his service in Afghanistan in 2011, our partners at the Herald Bulletin report.
The Path Home has worked to plan the home, which will feature a house for Senkowski and his family and also a house for his mother and stepfather.
The house will feature lower counters, accessible appliances and a wheelchair-friendly shower. Tim's wife also suffers from a disability.
The family is expected to move into their new home in October.
"I'm so excited. The day is finally here," said Senkowski. "We're looking forward to having a place where we can live and grow old. Someplace our children can come back to. Someplace to call my own."
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