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Triple Amputee Vet to Receive Custom-Built Home

Army Sgt. Adam Keys will receive a house in Anne Arundel County built to meet his special needs. He lost both legs and his left arm following a bomb blast in Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Adam Keys will receive a house in Anne Arundel County built to meet his special needs. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Facebook page
Army Sgt. Adam Keys will receive a house in Anne Arundel County built to meet his special needs. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police Facebook page

An Army veteran who became a triple amputee following a bomb blast in Afghanistan will have a home built in Anne Arundel County that is adapted to his special needs. 

Army Sgt. Adam Keys was deployed in December 2009 with the 20th Brigade of the 27th Engineer Battalion to a rural area southeast of Kandahar, to keep the roads clear for supply lines. Six months into his tour, he hit an improvised explosive device causing catastrophic injuries, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Facebook page.

The blast broke Keys’ jaw, left shoulder, arm, and ankles, and he suffered a severe concussion. A massive infection set in that would nearly kill Keys and required the amputation of his left arm, an ankle and one leg above the knee. Eventually, his other leg would be amputated, too.

During his recovery, Keys would undergo more than 130 surgeries, along with skin grafts and numerous hours of physical therapy.

A home will be built in Anne Arundel County for Keys to accommodate his injuries. This effort was sponsored by the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Gary Sinese Foundation and Warrior Events of Annapolis.
Joe Galvagna July 09, 2014 at 07:42 AM
God bless and keep that Vet and the wonderful people that built him that home
Joe Galvagna July 09, 2014 at 07:43 AM
How can I get one of those driving dogs
Joe Galvagna July 09, 2014 at 07:44 AM
Please find that precious little baby soon

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