Wounded Warrior Receives Keys to Newly Adapted Home
5NEWS has been there since day one. Now, after three years of waiting, Clarksville’s Sgt. Marco Robledo was able to receive the keys to a new home. Robledo lost an arm and a leg fighting for our country. While recovering, he applied to get a new home from an organization called ”Homes for our Troops” and it was recently completed.
Marco said he enjoyed seeing and meeting the volunteers who came out to make his new home possible. Kenneth Preston, President of Homes for Our Troops said the home will make life easier for Robledo.
“It’s a home that as he ages and matures it’ll grow with him,” said Preston. “It gives him the freedom and independence to live just as he did before the injury.”
The community poured their hearts into this project. It was a long, hard build.
Now Marco has the home, and the smile. You might say that was the key to this entire project.
“Now that it’s done it’s just an awesome feeling. To see the smile on Marco’s face is definitely a good feeling,” said volunteer Jeff Marshall.
The home has several features that allow Marco to move freely in the chair. Push button doors with wider doorways, lower light switches, and the bathroom has upgrades. Even the cabinets give a lift to Marco, by folding down.
Marco says the cabinents are one of his favorite features because they are lower than standard cabinets, which allows him to put laundry in the washing machines from a wheel chair.
Marco will be moving in shortly after he finishes up some college courses in Maryland. A large portion of his recovery has been going on at Walter Reed Medical Center in the nation’s capital.
It was a red, white, and blue effort. Politicians, Veterans, Moms and Pops, and regular Joe’s all pitched together to make a difference for the man who made sacrifices to ensure they’re safety. 5NEWS would like to say congrats to Sgt. Marco Robledo, and thank you for your service.
Robledo’s project wont be the final one in Northwest Arkansas, another project is planned in Fayetteville early next year.