Retired Army Corporal who lost his legs in war gets new smart home from Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Double amputee, Silver Star recipient and retired Army Corporal David Bixler received a “smart” house in his hometown of Waldorf, Maryland from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation this week reported Amy Aubert of ABC7.

The house has an elevator and can be entirely run from an iPad that Bixler can use from a wheelchair.

“It’s like a dream come true,” said Bixler. “That’s the best reaction I can give you. It literally feels like a dream come true.”

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in full gear to get to the World Trade Center to help victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Siller was killed in the collapse of the buildings. The foundation has built many “smart” homes for wounded veterans and has more than 50 home projects underway or completed.

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