Purple heart recipient gets new home

An army veteran awarded the purple heart for injuries he received while serving in Afghanistan is settling into a new home.
1:41 | 09/12/20

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An army veteran awarded the purple heart for injuries he received while serving in Afghanistan is settling into a new home this morning and janai has that story. Reporter: This morning, army sergeant Nathan Shumaker and his family of three are waking up in the gift of a lifetime. Nearly three years in the making, today the shumakers have the key to their brand-new home in hillsboro, Missouri, all set up by the nonprofit homes for our troops. They welcomed us with open arms. They didn't shake our hands, just gave us a hug. Reporter: For Nathan, the new home is more than just a roof over his head, but the gift of accessibility. The 33-year-old army vet and purple heart recipient was wounded in combat back in 2010. Injured by a mortar round. I blacked out. Woke up five days later at Walter reed army medical center, I looked down and my leg was gone. Reporter: His old home offered limited options but his new digs designed with him in mind from the entrance. Here's zero threshold so I can roll in and roll out in my wheelchair if I needed. Reporter: To the kitchen. Everything is accessible to where I don't have to, you know, stand up out of my wheelchair if I don't need to. Reporter: It's the 300th home built for homes for our troops but for the shumakers a new beginning. It's all still surreal. It feels like it hasn't hit us yet. It feels amazing. Reporter: And of course we thank him for his service and his sacrifice. Incredible work, guys, that this organization does helping make sure wounded veterans have these custom designed homes made specifically for their needs. Whit? With everything that's going on in the world great to see people are still committed to helping others. Janai, thank you for that story.

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