After graduating high school in 2006, college seemed like the obvious next step for Brent Nadjadi but after a year of courses Brent, couldn’t shake the desire to do something bigger than himself and serve a greater purpose. In 2008 he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army.
While deployed in Afghanistan in 2010 Brent’s unit received orders for a two-day mission to conduct route clearance operations. Although he wasn’t supposed to be on the mission, his unit was shorthanded so Brent – now a Sergeant – stepped up. “Clearing bombs off roadways creates a safe path for coalition forces but also for citizens. There is a great sense of service and comradery.” said Nadjadi. “We all rely on each other to complete these missions. It gives us a better chance of getting everyone home safely.”
On day two of the mission, Brent’s up-armored vehicle was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
SSG Nadjadi sustained severe injuries resulting in a below the knee amputation of his right leg in 2012 and his left leg in 2020. Still, Brent maintains that transitioning from the military was “the most difficult thing he has ever done.”
Brent lives his life with positivity and gratitude. He is the proud father of two children, co-founder of Project Iron Gym and lives an active life golfing, hand cycling and playing softball, where he also serves on the board for Americas Amputee Softball Team.
“I might not have my legs but I’m still here. I chose to live a life thankful for the blessings that I still have.” says Nadjadi. “I’m still carrying on a legacy my military brothers and sisters left behind. This the perspective that carries me through.”
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HELP JAH4WW BUILD A HOME BASE FOR THIS AMERICAN HERO
With the support of sponsors and donors – like you – JAH4WW will build a base for SSG Nadjadi with accessible features to ease his daily challenges, which will allow Brent to feel safe and secure.
PULL DOWN SHELVES
Veterans with eye related injuries and amputees can struggle with high cabinet shelving. Pull down shelves bring hard-to-reach items down.
Accessible appliances have features that include upfront controls, one hand operation, are easy to open and require no more than five pounds of pressure.
ZERO THRESHOLD DOORWAYS
Wider doorways with maneuvering space and zero threshold clearances make entrances that are designed to open doors for everyone.
BARRIER FREE SHOWERS
Custom built showers accessible for wheelchairs and comfortable for people of all abilities include grab bars, slip resistant floors and seating.
ACCESSIBLE COUNTER TOPS/SINKS
Lower countertops accommodate wheelchair users, allow for ease of use and are free of sharp edges. Sinks include knee clearance, space below and shallower depths.
Our homes are 100% accessible and include customizations for the veteran’s pastimes, interests and lifestyle such as flagpoles, dog houses, and hobby spaces.
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Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors
9845 E Bell Road, Suite 130
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
“I might not have my legs but I’m still here. I chose to live a life thankful for the blessings that I still have.”
– SSG BRENT NADJADI
We can’t thank enough, everyone involved in the completion of 16 homes built for our nation’s most critically wounded veterans. Their strength and perseverance inspired this foundation, but it’s your support – from the beginning and through these tough times – that allows us to keep serving those who serve us.
From all of us at JAH4WW, thank you.