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Operation Finally Home gives house to military family in Ladson

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Staff Sgt. Robert Wright and his family were given a home in the McKewn Community of Ladson Staff Sgt. Robert Wright and his family were given a home in the McKewn Community of Ladson
The mortgage free home is from the effort, Operation Finally Home and military families struggling with hardships are chosen. The mortgage free home is from the effort, Operation Finally Home and military families struggling with hardships are chosen.

On a day when the words "Never Forget" are used with a frequency that seems to lessen the message, the military service of a father of four is celebrated. Staff Sgt. Robert Wright and his family were given a home in the McKewn Community of Ladson, helping to lift the weight of some heavy burdens.  

Staff Sgt. Robert Wright and his wife Bethany were given the news Wednesday morning.  "I think it just hit me all at once I didn't even know how to hold it in. It's just amazing."

In 2012 Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Wright, who has served 13-years in Charleston with multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was diagnosed with having a condition that causes cysts grow on his brain.

It requires lifesaving surgeries to put in stints to drain pressure. He has had 3-brain surgeries so far and more are certain to follow. It is a hardship to say the least but it's made worse by the fact his 4-year old daughter has had four brain surgeries due to the same condition.

On Robert's diagnosis his wife Bethany said lightning had struck twice although the skies have cleared a little with this valued peace of mind. His wife Bethany talked threw tears about the relief given from the new home to come.

"You never know, him going into surgery he was our bread winner, am I going to get him back out? So to have this house it is amazing to know if something were to happen, the kids and I will be taken care of."

The mortgage free home is from the effort, Operation Finally Home and military families struggling with hardships are chosen. Centex homes donated the lot and with the help of local contractors and the city of North Charleston, a much needed American dream is now a reality.

After a ceremonial turn of the shovel to break ground, the 2,710 square ft. home will be complete in about 2-months.

Robert Wright who has been given the: Achievement  Medal, The Meritorious Unit Award, Outstanding Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Metal was awarded again with a place to call home.

 

 

 

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