In January of 2007 Spc Tingle was stationed in Iraq when he was struck by three motor rounds causing severe injuries to his feet and legs.
After enduring surgeries in Baghdad and Germany to sustain his life he was sent to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio to treat the wounds to his feet. Doctors attempted to save his left foot by using an experimental surgery, using bone and skin from his hip and leg to rebuild. After months in the hospital and physical therapy SPC Tingle was able to walk on his newly rebuilt foot. As the years progressed however, living a normal life became more difficult. SPC Tingle was in constant pain from his injuries and was unable to lead a normal life.
In December of 2015, after struggling through over 26 surgeries to address the pain, SPC Tingle had his left foot amputated. While the pain has subsided, amputation provides its own set of challenges. A handicap accessible home tailored to his injuries will make a significant difference in his life, allowing him to become more independent and able to perform daily activities without the assistance of others.
JAH4WW is pleased to be working with our partner, The United Brotherhood of Carpenters, to build a mortgage-free, 100-percent handicap-accessible home for SPC Tingle and his family in Minden, NV.