APPLING, Ga., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for Our Troops (www.homesforourtroops.org), a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans, will present keys Saturday, August 18 to Army Sergeant First Class Sean Gittens.
SFC Gittens was left paralyzed and unable to speak or communicate as a result of a battle-related traumatic brain injury. Deployed for the third time in his career, SFC Gittens suffered multiple concussive traumas throughout his year-long deployment to Iraq from April 2007-April 2008. Upon returning home, suffering from headaches and other head-injury related symptoms, SFC Gittens suffered an aneurysm in his brain and a subsequent stroke which left him paralyzed and non-communicative.
"A specially adapted Homes for Our Troops home will give us a place to focus on recovery. Having it adapted to Sean's needs will make overcoming all of the obstacles in life that much easier," said Sharon Gittens, who cares for her husband with the help of their four children.
WHEN: Key Ceremony: 11 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012
WHERE: 5208 N.Tubman Road, Appling, GA
About Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Taunton, Mass. founded in 2004. Homes for Our Troops mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the veteran through the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors. Homes for Our Troops has received a Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator.