Helping A Hero is presenting a specially adapted home for wounded hero, MSgt (Ret.) Blaine Scott, USMC, in New Braunfels, Texas. Country icon Lee Greenwood and special guests officially presented the keys to MSgt Scott in honor of his sacrifices for our country.
MSgt Scott was severely wounded by an IED explosion in Iraq that burned over 40 percent of his body in 2006. After extensive rehabilitation and a second deployment to Afghanistan he served as the Staff Noncommissioned Officer In Charge of the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East, San Antonio Military Medical Center Detachment (SAMMC) where he supervised the care and transition of the wounded, ill and injured Marines assigned to the hospital until his retirement.
MSgt Scott and his wife Lilly have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping other wounded Veterans and requested a handicap accessible Wounded Warrior Suite for their home so they could invite Veterans in crisis to stay with them without displacing their own children.
In Fall of 2016 the Scott family suffered the loss of their daughter, Isabella. The 12-year-old was the victim of bullying and taunting at school due to her epilepsy. Isabella committed suicide in their home just a few hours later. The Scott family was beyond devastated but has become an incredible example of doubling down and pushing through incredible heartache to help others, especially Veterans and children contemplating suicide. Lee Greenwood will sing “Wind Beneath My Wings” as a part of the ceremony as a Butterfly Release is held in memory of Isabella.
“Blaine and Lilly are humble leaders who love America and are committed to serving other wounded warriors who struggle with their new normal. Helping a Hero is honored to play a small role in their road to recovery through this home that will give this family a new beginning” said Meredith Iler, Chairman Emeritus of Helping A Hero.
The home’s furniture is being donated by Rooms to Go.