Charity organization makes Iraq war vet's life easier with home remodel

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by WHAS11

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Posted on January 26, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 27 at 6:38 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Louisville native and Iraq war veteran scored a new home remodel thanks to an act of kindness.

Michael Hayes was seriously injured in an IED explosion in 2006 losing his left leg and sustaining burns to 40 percent of his body.

Hayes mother reached out to the Active Heroes organization to see if they could help Hayes acquire to keep his dogs from jumping out of the yard.

When they organization heard his story, they wanted to take it a step further and give Hayes a remodel worth $15,000.

“We weren’t able to just do a fence. I mean we’re talking a whole lot here including building an entire wheelchair ramp leading into the back of the house,” Active Heroes Charity representative Troy Yocum said. “We tore the entire kitchen and bathrooms apart in order to replace them completely.”

Hayes said he is extremely grateful that complete strangers would come into his home and make his life easier.
 

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