Military Branch: United States Marine
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Build Completion: February 2014
United States Marine Staff Sergeant Ken Champlin lost both of his legs below the knees and suffered a traumatic brain injury from an IED attack during a dismounted patrol in Al Anbar Province Iraq. Upon arriving back to his hometown 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. They partnered with Peak One Builders & Restoration to successfully complete the necessary remodel upgrades to make his home 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.
On February 13th, 2014, SSGT Ken officially received the keys to his newly remodeled home. He will now live safely and comfortably in his own home.
MESSAGES FROM SUPPORTERS
- Derek Claycombon December 23, 2022, 4:08 pmThank you for serving in the USMC SSgt Champlin! You were an awesome Drill Instructor! I hope you're doing well! I was a recruit in Plt. 1077, Delta Company. The SDI was (then SSgt) Church. Our grad day was Sept 9th, 2005. I would like to visit sometime, although I'm not sure if it would be possible or if you would want that.
- Derek Claycombon December 23, 2022, 4:02 pmThank you for serving and being an awesome Drill Instructor Staff Sergeant Champlin!!! I hope you're doing well! I was in Plt 1077, Delta company in Parris Island, SC. Grad date Sept. 9th, 2005. SDI was Gunnery Sergeant Church. He was a SSgt at the time.
- Dianeon February 13, 2022, 7:39 pmThank you so much for your service, I am sorry you had to be injured to protect us all but glad you got help from a great organization. Hope it has made your life easier! Love from South Dakota.
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