Wounded veteran, gifted wife with an accessible house without a mortgage: “Life is beautiful”
The American tradition of celebrating Veterans Day allows the nation to honor its military heroes like the wounded Iraq veteran and the army sergeant major. Jerry Majetich who has been offered a brand new home.
Through Building Homes for Heroes, Majetich and his wife received a fully accessible, mortgage-free home in Jacksonville, Florida. Majetich told “The Claman Countdown” that his new pillow will make life with serious injuries much easier.
âI didn’t believe this was really happening,â he described. âWe’ve been wondering about our living situation for some time now because I still have surgeries coming up. Some of them require a little more capacity for the care that I need. And this house is just fine. make everything much easier for me and my wife to take care of me. “
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The veteran served in the armed forces for almost 20 years – and while touring Iraq in 2005, his Humvee suffered an IED blast and was ambushed where he was set on fire and shot four times dead . Majetich was reportedly targeted because he was liked by locals who trusted him.
Majetich suffered a head trauma, severe burns to 100% of his face causing the loss of his ears and nose, the amputation of his left hand, and part of his intestine and stomach removed. He has undergone a total of 82 surgeries and is counting.
The sergeant expressed his gratitude for the âoverwhelmingâ support from Building Homes for Heroes and the âfantasticâ community.
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âEveryone has been so good to us all the time,â he said. “It was amazing and overwhelming.”
With a positive attitude, Majetich called his trip a “continuing adventure”, although he doesn’t think he will ever stop having surgery.
âBut with the support of my wife and the community and now Building Homes for Heroes, they’ve done so much with this house that it’s just going to make my life and my lifestyle a lot safer,â he said. “Because our old house wasn’t safe for me, especially after surgery. And we couldn’t keep paying each other hotels every time I had an operation … So it changes our lives.”
Majetich aspires to become a motivational speaker and inspire others with the message that he doesn’t feel like he sacrificed anything despite his disability.
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âI don’t feel like I’ve sacrificed,â he said. âBecause this country gave me everything. It gave me a path to a life that I could offer for myself and my family and ultimately led me to my love. is because of this country, so I don’t feel like I sacrificed everything I love in the service of the nation. “