Steps 2 Hope announced that Jason Smith will be honored for his service to this country at Northwestern University during its Saturday football game against Northern Illinois University. Steps 2 Hope chose Mr. Smith to be the next recipient for a brand-new, completely adapted and house specific to his injuries he sustained while serving in Afghanistan with the United States Army.
“Northwestern University has a long history of supporting our men and women of the United States military. Although that support is an ongoing theme, each year the football program dedicates one game to honor our heroes, we are pleased to see them honor one of our very own from Ringgold,” said Mark Wilson, executive director, Steps 2 Hope.
SGT Smith was injured in Afghanistan on July 25th, 2012 while on patrol. SGT Smith sustained major injuries after he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). His injuries include amputations of both legs, one above the knee and one below the knee; severe damage to his right arm and hand; moderate damage to his left arm and hand; severe hearing loss and moderate Post Traumatic Stress disorder.
Steps2Hope is planning and organizing to build the home in April of 2015. Steps 2 Hope is meeting Mr. Smith during his recovery process and working to meet his specific needs as they have for others in the past by providing wheelchairs, modifications to homes, accessible vehicles and in recent cases as well as soon to be Jason’s, a home.
To volunteer or donate please go to Steps2Hope.com and click on “Volunteer or Donate to Jason’s New Journey”.