Houston-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, Helping A Hero, presented a specially adapted home for local wounded hero, Sgt (Ret.) Daniel Cowart, on Saturday, May 13 in Santa Fe, Texas. Country icon Lee Greenwood and special guests officially presented the keys to Sgt Cowart and his family in honor of his sacrifices for our country.
May 13 was also Sergeant Cowart’s 10th anniversary of his alive date where he lost his left leg to a suicide bomber in Iraq during his time serving in the War on Terror. In addition, Cowart suffered nerve damage to his right leg and hearing loss in both ears, which makes it more difficult for him to perform basic daily functions.
The organization has awarded over 100 homes in 22 states for wounded veterans. Helping A Hero partnered with Keystone Concrete to design a beautiful four bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home that is fully wheelchair accessible. It features wider doors and hallways, a roll-in shower, roll-under sink, and adapted toilet area to make daily life easier for Sergeant Cowart, his caretaker and wife Sarah.
Cowart is currently working on his college degree and wants to work with other wounded veterans to assist with their recovery. He believes sharing his story and encouraging other wounded warriors to press through the pain and challenges of recovery will help each of them transition to civilian life more successfully. He credits his wife and their twin 11-year-old daughters, Alyssa and Avalon, with being the source of his strength in his recovery.
These homes would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors. Keystone Concrete donated materials and labor from start to finish of the home’s design process. Spark Energy donated electricity for the home for an entire year. The home’s furniture is being discounted by Rooms to Go and funded by Rotary District 5890. Rudy’s BBQ donated a lunch following the Saturday Welcome Home Ceremony.