U.S. Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Joe Lowrey sustained a gunshot wound to the head during a combat tour in Afghanistan while serving with the 7th Special Forces Group on July 7, 2014. The injury occurred during Lowrey’s third military deployment, just after he and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their fourth child. Despite being given a small chance of survival by doctors, SFC Lowrey stayed strong through excruciating recovery and rehabilitation. After weeks at Walter Reed, Lowrey woke from his coma with a full memory.
He was not out of the woods, however, as his injuries left him without movement on the left side of his body. Now years removed from the incident, SFC Lowrey remains determined and has his sights set on regaining the ability to walk on his own. Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors would like to assist him by building a home in California specially designed for SFC Lowrey and his family, individually suited to fit his needs.