Sinise Foundation holds dedication ceremony for smart home for injured Marine

By AccessWDUN Staff
Posted 2:58PM on Friday 19th May 2017 ( 11 months ago )

USMC Corporal Sean Adams (Ret.), seriously injured when an IED exploded while he was on patrol in Afghanistan in 2012, has a new place to live thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program. 

The new smart home, complete with an iPad control for all the mechanisms in the house, was dedicated in a special ceremony Friday at 10 a.m.

Adams, a graduate of Chestatee High School in Hall County, enlisted in the Marine Corps right out of high school. Months later he was critically injured in the IED blast, losing both of his legs above the knee, injuring his right and left hands as well as his right arm and losing partial vision in his left eye. 

Adams began his long recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

"The things that kept him pushing forward were his family, friends, his brothers overseas and his 1970 Chevelle SS (he loves American muscle cars)," read a press statement from the Sinise Foundation.

Adams was renting a house with his girlfriend when the Sinise Foundation found about him, learning that the house was not conducive to Adams' limited physical capabilities.

"[The] new specially adapted smart home will allow Sean to move forward with his life and focus on his ultimate goals: To have a muscle car garage, to help other wounded veterans with similar passions, and to one day raise a family," the Foundation said. 

Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) builds specially-adapted smart homes for the nation's most severely wounded veterans.

Sponsors for the homes include: The Marcus Foundation, Inc., The Home Depot Foundation, Semper Fi Fund and Hope For The Warriors, as well as our building partners, Shubert Design Furniture, National Wood Flooring Association, National Tile Contractors Association, National Association of Home Builders, Benjamin Moore and Gainesville Paint, CORE Brands, North American Van Lines, GE, Sunbelt Rentals, Broan-NuTone, BrightView Landscapes, MAPEI, Huber Engineered Woods, Hits 4 Heroes, American Airlines, James Hardie and Storey Custom Homes 

Both the American flag and the U.S. Marine Corps flag fly in the front yard of the Maysville home of USMC Corporal Sean Adams (Ret.).
USMC Corporal Sean Adams (Ret.), who lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2012, addresses the crowd at the Friday morning dedication ceremony of his new smart house.
USMC Corporal Sean Adams (Ret.) receives an iPad that allows him to control the mechanisms in his new smart house provided by the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program.
A U.S. Marine Corps color guard takes part in the Friday morning dedication ceremony of a smart house for USMC Corporal Sean Adams (Ret.). (Photo by Tony Paramore)
A large American flag is displayed in the neighborhood where a new smart house was built and equipped by the Gary Sinise Foundation for USMC Corporal Sean Adams (Ret.). (Photo by Tony Paramore)
USMC Corporal Sean Adams (Ret.), seriously injured in an IED explosion while on patrol in Afghanistan, listens to a dedication ceremony for his new smart house in Maysville, while giving his canine companion a cool drink of water. (Photo by Tony Paramore)

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