GOOD NEWS 'Tunnel to Towers' Gifts Army Veteran New Smart Home
An army veteran who lost both of his legs after an IED explosion in Iraq has been gifted a new home designed to fit his every need by a charity set up in the name of a 9/11 hero.
Cpl. Chris Levi (Ret.) saw a photo of the completed Long Island, New York home for the first time Tuesday on "Fox & Friends" and said it was difficult to put his emotions into words.
Levi said that he suffered the catastrophic loss of both his legs in Baghdad after he joined the Army in 2004 and served his four-year contract.
"He's such a hero," Frank Siller, CEO of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, said of Levi. "We're so proud that we're able to do this as a foundation."
According to Tunnel to Towers, Levi was hospitalized for two-and-a-half years because of his injuries.
Inside his new home, shelves and appliances are lowered to fit his needs.
Tunnel to Towers has built 75 homes in the last seven years for military members and first responders.
"We build [homes] for those who paid the biggest price for protecting our country," Siller said.
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The foundation was started after Siller's brother, Stephen, died while trying to save others during the terror attack on Sept. 11, 2001.
Upon receiving the call of the attack, Stephen Siller ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to help those in need.