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Sergeant

John Ricketts

Military Branch

Army

Location

Arizona

Build Completion

2015

Warrior Story

United States Army Sergeant 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 the heavy truck carrying SGT Ricketts and three other soldiers, sending it flying off the edge of a cliff.

His brain injury was so severe that initially, he was not expected to ever walk or talk again. The doctors focused mainly on the brain injury. So, the bones in SGT Ricketts’ feet and ankles calcified. After learning to walk and stand with much pain, SGT 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 2015, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors finished remodeling a home for SGT Ricketts in Phoenix, Arizona, so he could live safely and independently within his own home, either in his wheelchair or prosthetics.

Please take a moment to honor SGT Ricketts’ service and sacrifice by signing his guest book and leaving a message of support below. Consider donating today to help JAH4WW continue its mission of supporting combat-wounded Veterans. Your generosity makes a difference.

ACCESSIBLE FEATURES

TAILORED SPECIFICALLY FOR Our Veterans

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.

APPLIANCES

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.

PERSONALIZATION

Our homes are 100% accessible and include customizations for the veteran’s pastimes, interests and lifestyle such as flagpoles, dog houses, and hobby spaces.

MESSAGES FROM SUPPORTERS

Thank You

Since 2009, we have been deeply grateful for the generous contributions that have enabled us to build accessible, mortgage-free housing for Veterans wounded in combat. The resilience and determination of these Veterans has inspired our foundation’s mission; but your support allows us to continue Serving Those Who Serve Us.

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9845 E Bell Road; Suite 130
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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