Groundbreaking ceremony for a new home to be built in Bethesda, Maryland through the Gary Sinise Foundation's R.I.S.E. Program for Captain Luis Avila, an U.S. Army veteran who served five combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Captain Avila was injured when an improvised bomb exploded in 2011. He lost his left leg and suffered two strokes, two heart attacks and brain damage. The home is the 41st that the foundation is building for wounded U.S. veterans.

R.I.S.E. was established to provide wounded heroes and their families with the necessary resources to overcome their new life challenges. Whether providing home modifications, adapted vehicles, wheelchairs/trackchairs or constructing custom Smart Homes, the Gary Sinise Foundation is committed to helping our wounded heroes increase their mobility and reclaim their self-reliance. Learn more by visiting http://garysinisefoundation.org/programs/rise

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