Army Sgt. John Ricketts

Army Sgt. John Ricketts

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United States Army Sgt. John Ricketts was injured in May of 2010, while serving as a gunner for the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan. His vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device during a routine convoy patrol of a mountainside. The homemade roadside bomb ripped the cab off of the heavy truck carrying John and three other soldiers, and sent it flying off the edge of a cliff.

His brain injury was so severe that at first he was not expected to ever walk or talk again. The doctors focused mainly on the brain injury. So the bones in John’s feet and ankles calcified. After learning to walk and stand with much pain, Ricketts decided to have his legs amputated below his knees. He now has prosthetics and his dream is to compete in an off-road marathon involving a run through the desert, a mountain-bike race, and a competitive swim.

In July of 2014, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors closed on a home for Ricketts in Phoenix, Arizona and will be remodeling it so that he can fully function within the home either in his wheelchair or prosthetics.

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Military Rank: SGT

Home State: Arizona

Build Completion: 2015

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Sgt. Colin Faust

Sgt. Colin Faust

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Sgt. Colin Faust joined the United States Marines in 2009. In 2010 while on foot patrol in the northern Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Sgt. Faust stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost his left leg and severely injured his right leg and left arm.

In June of 2014, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) broke ground in Minnetrista, Minnesota on its first-ever, built-from-the-ground-up, handicap accessible home for Faust. In February of 2015, JAH4WW completed its first-ever complete ground home build in Minnetrista, Minnesota for Faust. The home includes customizations including handicap accessible bathrooms and kitchen and an elevator donated by Midwest Elevator and Drilling.

To successfully complete the build, JAH4WW partnered with North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters (NCSRCC), which included: Carpenters, Floorcoverers, Cement Masons, Title Setters, Brick Layers, Electricians, and Insulators through Homeco Insulators. Other contributors included: Wells Fargo, Semper Fi Fund, Denali Homes, and Russ Drake Construction among others.

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Military Rank: SGT

Home State: Minnesota

Build Completion: 2015

Specialist Andrew Hanson

Specialist Andrew Hanson

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Specialist Andrew Hanson joined the United States Army National Guard while still in high school in 2003. While serving in CSC Scania, Iraq in 2007, Specialist Hanson was hit by an explosive forced projectile (EFP) and lost both of his legs. After hearing Hanson’s story, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) purchased additional land from Hanson’s neighbors to help expand upon his existing home.

In March of 2014, JAH4WW along with a dozen contributors and volunteers successfully completed the remodel of Hanson’s newly handicap accessible home. The remodel includes an open kitchen, widened doorways, indoor and outdoor ramps, and new appliances just to name a few. Lund Boats also partnered with JAH4WW foundation to provide Hanson with a new boat, so he can continue to enjoy his passion for walleye fishing.

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Military Rank: SPC

Home State: Minnesota

Build Completion: 2014

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SSgt Ken Champlin

SSgt Ken Champlin

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United States Marine SSgt Ken Champlin lost both of his legs below the knees and suffered traumatic brain injury from an IED attack during a dismounted patrol in Al Anbar Province Iraq. Upon arriving back to his home town of Phoenix, Arizona, Champlin quickly discovered that his living accommodations were not conducive to using prosthetics or a wheelchair.

After hearing his story, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors purchased a home for him and partnered with Peak One Builders & Restoration to successfully complete the necessary remodel upgrades to make his home handicap accessible.

The renovations include an open kitchen, widened doorways, indoor and outdoor ramps, new appliances and mounted televisions, a newly built master bedroom, wheelchair accessible bathroom, an outdoor garage and a barbecue area.

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Military Rank: SSGT

Home State: Arizona

Build Completion: 2014

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PFC Joshua Bullis

PFC Joshua Bullis

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In April of 2010, Phoenix native United States Army PFC Joshua Bullis deployed to the Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan with the 595th Sapper Company, 2nd Engineer Battalion. While on a routine foot patrol through an Afghan village, Bullis stepped on a buried improvised explosive device (IED). As a result of the blast, both of his legs were amputated above his knees, as was his left arm above his elbow.

In October of 2011, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) named Joshua as the second recipient of a handicap accessible home.

In 2012, JAH4WW completed the full home remodel including all new flooring for easy wheelchair accessibility, ramps in every entrance, customized bathrooms and kitchen, widened doors and hallways, alterations to the garage to enable easy access from his custom vehicle, and an outdoor patio with a therapeutic Jacuzzi. Furthermore, JAH4WW also provided a fully automated Crestron home system, enabling Bullis to have various control capabilities right from his wheelchair.

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Military Rank: PFC

Home State: Arizona

Build Completion: 2012

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Army SGT Wes Cureton

Army SGT Wes Cureton

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In 2010, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors (JAH4WW) was able to raise enough money to remodel its first home, that of Army SGT Wes Cureton, who was critically injured while defending this country in Afghanistan.

The home where he lived with his wife and two small children was no longer suitable for him to reside in due to his injuries. JAH4WW assessed the necessary home modifications and completely remodeled the home by making it 100% handicap accessible. This included an indoor/outdoor patio room so Cureton could enjoy the outdoors, a safe driveway and entryway free of curbs and steps, and an exterior fence for his property.

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Military Rank: SGT

Home State: Minnesota

Build Completion: 2010

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