Creating an Accessible Home for Paralyzed Marine Veteran

Creating an Accessible Home for Paralyzed Marine Veteran

In the small town of Dunnellon, Florida, resides John Supon, a Marine Corps veteran whose life was forever changed by a near-fatal accident. John had a job as a hazardous materials truck driver, navigating highways and byways with skill and precision. However, one fateful day, his truck malfunctioned, causing a catastrophic crash that left him paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

The aftermath of the accident was devastating. John's once-active life came to a screeching halt as he grappled with the reality of his new circumstances. Despite the physical and emotional toll of his injuries, John's spirit remained resilient, fueled by his determination to overcome adversity and reclaim his independence.

Now, faced with the daily challenge of navigating an inaccessible home, John's need for assistance is urgent and undeniable. Despite being permanently wheelchair-bound, John has been denied the necessary grants to adapt his home due to his disability rating from the VA, which is less than 50%. This denial only adds to the challenges he faces in his daily life.

Homes for Veterans has taken up John's cause, recognizing his sacrifices and his indomitable spirit. With plans to create a barrier-free bathroom, accessible cabinets in his kitchen, and a wheelchair-accessible deck, Homes for Veterans aims to restore John's independence and grant him the safety and freedom he deserves.

  • Barrier-free bathroom will include a zero threshold accessible shower, grab bars, hand held shower head and wheelchair accessible vanity and sink 
  • Accessible cabinets in the kitchen so John can access both upper and lower cabinets without assistance
  • Wheelchair-accessible deck so he can easily wheel outside with her service dog and enjoy his backyard

The road ahead is not without its challenges, but with the support of the community, Homes for Veterans is determined to see John's project through to completion. Collaborating with local partners like Lowes, Homes for Veterans is working tirelessly to secure the materials needed to bring John's vision to life.

Your help and collaboration are essential in making John's dreams a reality. Your support could transform his life, granting him the independence and safety he so desperately needs. Together, we can make a difference in the life of a veteran who has given so much for our country.

Join us in supporting John Supon on his journey to transformation. Your contribution, whether big or small, will make a profound impact on his life and reaffirm our commitment to honoring and serving those who have sacrificed for our nation.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the generous contributions from our supporters:

  • Veteran Villages for their $500 contribution
  • Lowes for a $500 material grant
  • Ms. Janet Silverstein for her $4,500 contribution