Veteran Who Lost Both His Legs Receives Custom Accessible Home From Gary Sinise

The world tends to forget about all the veterans and soldiers who put their lives on the line trying to defend their country.

It’s easy to congratulate them after a victory and even easier not to give them enough credit for the hardships they go through. However, one foundation, the Gary Sinise Foundation, chooses not to overwrite their deeds and help them out after the war days are over.

Many will lose their limbs, get fatal injuries, suffer from post-traumatic stress, and in worse situations, die. Gary Sinise, the founder of the charitable organization, dedicates himself fully to ensuring that army veterans, soldiers, and defenders get the care and attention they need after war.

The organization has been in existence for over four decades, aiding out thousands of veterans and their families. It doesn’t seem to slow down any time in the future. Sinise has family members who have served in the military that inspired his organization, but so did his role as Lt. Dan in “Forrest Gump.” Sinise said the role changed his life and even led him to found the Lt. Dan Band, which performs for active-duty military overseas.

In 2019 one deserving marine, Jonathon Blank, was given a custom-built house from the Gary Sinise Foundation after he lost both of his legs in an IED explosion in 2010. He also suffered trauma to his head and upper body and still suffers from insomnia, migraines and chronic pain. The home is fully accessible and made to serve all of Blank’s needs. Keep reading to learn more about Blank and what this home means to him.

Jonathon Blank and his close friend Jonathon Nelson have a true bond that can only come from serving together in the United States Marines. The two veterans became friends after serving together in the same special operations unit while in Afghanistan over ten years ago. Nelson was present during the explosion when Blank lost his legs.

That has not stopped the pair from hiking together, however. One day while driving past Mount Timpanogos in Utah, Nelson decided that he wanted to take Blank with him to the top. “I thought this would be something epic for him to experience, to actually get into the saddle,” Nelson said.

It is not a surprise that the two would want to tackle this journey together. While in combat, the pair shared an abundance of blood, sweat, and tears while serving their country.

Nelson climbed 14.3 miles to the top of Mount Timpanogos with Blank on his back. This was quite the physical feat, considering that Blank weighed 135 pounds and the hike boasted an elevation gain of 4,500 feet.

Fellow hikers Nate Larid and Phil Casper were coming down the same trail when they saw Nelson and Blank. They were awestruck. “When you see that, you see that determination for them to do what they do, and you want to do that for you and your families,” Laird said.

Blank said that the hike was significant because it proved to other people that anything is possible. “Not only have I lived through this, but we’re also special operations guys. We can do anything”, he told Fox59. “We can maybe instill that mindset into other people.”

When Blank first came home after his injury, he realized how dramatically his life had changed. Tasks like getting up and down the stairs in his home were now so much harder. “Some days it just gets old. The world is not meant for people with disabilities,” Blank said. “It’s just a hard truth and that’s something that I’ve dealt with every day since I was injured.”

“It’s such an incredible gift,” Blank shared, adding that some of his Marine friends got teary-eyed when they heard the news. “Even some of those tough guys, when they found out about this, they got pretty emotional about it.”

Blank also had the opportunity to collaborate on ideas for the home while it was being built. “Honestly, I didn’t really know that I would be so involved with the planning and the layout of the building,” he said.

Blank’s girlfriend, Brittney Harris, also spoke out on how much the home would change his life before it was built. She said:

“He’s dragging, hauling all his stuff up and down the stairs all the time. Nothing slows him down, but just to imagine cupboards that he can pull down and reach rather than having to jump up there — it’s going to be such a huge difference for him.”

The home is customized with lighting control and other tech systems to help Blank. Blaine Christensen, co-owner of Advanced Integrated Systems, said:

“We’re proud to have helped provide Sergeant Blank with a home that will forever change the trajectory of his life; it’s a tremendous gift from the American people and corporations like Legrand. He is enjoying the amazing amenities his new home provides and loves how it gives him the ability to do things that haven’t always been easy for him.”

It’s apparent that nothing has stopped Blank from living his best life. No matter what adversities are thrown his way, he has proven that he can overcome anything. The veteran posted a clip on Instagram showing off his athletic abilities with a huge smile on his face. The post’s caption was filled with plenty of inspiring hashtags, including “#neverstop #sendingit #nolegs #noquitting.”

Fortunately, it seems like Blank has a lot of space to move around in his home. In November 2020, Jorgenson Builders posted a heartwarming photo to Facebook showing Blank in front of his home that was crafted thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation. The caption read:

In this season of gratitude, we’re so grateful we got to build a specially adapted smart home for the @GarySiniseFoundation’s R.I.S.E program benefitting (sic) USMC SSgt Jonathon Blank. What a great program to be a part of! We were able to turn the home over to Jonathon on Veterans Day. We hope he loves his new home and want to welcome him to Midway!

According to the Gary Sinise Foundation website, R.I.S.E. stands for Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment. The program focuses on building smart homes for “severely wounded heroes” by providing home modifications.

While Sinise found fame through acting in numerous plays, films, and TV series, his legacy is surely as a humanitarian. Aside from his work with the Gary Sinise Foundation, he is also on the advisory council of Hope For the Warriors, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing non-medical care to combat-wounded service members and their families. Sinise has been honored numerous times for his efforts in helping wounded veterans, including the Sylvanus Thayer Award in 2015 and an award from the Location Managers Guild in 2020.

What do you think of this gift from the Gary Sinise Foundation? Does Blank’s story inspire you? Let us know, and be sure to send this on to your friends and family.

“Frost Man!” How The Child Of The Most Beautiful Albino Singer Looks Like

There are a lot of things that we can not explain or are very hard to do so. One of those topics is albinos. Scientists have studied The phenomena of albinos, but we are still surprised when we see one.

Bera Ivanishvili is probably one of the most beautiful albino singers. He has been known and loved by many but his heart has long been occupied.

Recently he had a son who instantly became famous. His son’s name is Beruk and he is a very cute little boy.

The sad part is that people often bypass the boy’s beautiful mother. Who is very beautiful, but of course not in the same extraordinary way.

Peyton Hills still in intensive care after rescuing his kids from drowning – ‘prayers needed’

Peyton Hillis, a former Arkansas Razorback and Cleveland Browns running back, has been struggling for his life since last week. On January 5, the valiant former NFL player was engaged in a catastrophic swimming mishap in Pensacola, Florida.

Hillis was rescuing his kids from drowning. While waiting for the ambulance, lifeguards and medical workers treated Hillis on the beach. The former running back was eventually airlifted to a neighboring hospital by helicopter.

Hillis paid a high price for his bravery. He had lungs and renal damage, and he was unconscious when he was admitted to critical care. Hillis’ children, as per accounts, did not require medical treatment.

Following the event, different speculations about Hillis’s health began to circulate on social media. However, Arkansas football posted some good news on Friday:- “Thinking about our man @thepeytonhillis. Encouraged to learn he’s doing better after his heroic act saving his family.”

Soon after, Hilli’s uncle, Greg, came to Facebook to express his optimism. According to Greg, Peyton is progressively recovering, despite the fact that he is still unconscious and in critical care.

He simply wished to let Razorback Nation know that Peyton is doing well. He’s still in intensive care and has some renal and lung issues, but the doctors believe he’s recovering, Peyton’s uncle added.

He just wanted to head off any speculations that may be generated. He is sure he’d want everyone to know how much he appreciates all of the prayers spoken in his honor!

Hillis has made some slight improvements in certain areas, but as of Sunday morning prayers were requested as some more concerns with his kidneys are reason for concern.

Willis is an Arkansas native and the happy dad of 2 kids. He has one son and one daughter with his ex-wife Amanda Hillis.

The co-parents married in October 2011, but formally divorced in 2020.

Peyton looks to be in a relationship with actress Angela Cole at the moment.

Last summer, she posted a photo of herself and Peyton with the caption that she don’t give a damn what people say about Peyt. She believe he is fantastic.

Sometimes someone comes into your life and changes everything, she continued. She is eternally thankful to him.

Peyton was forced to retire from the NFL in 2015 due to the number of head wounds he has experienced.

Throughout his remarkable career, he represented the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New York Giants. Many individuals also knew him on the cover of EA Sports’ enormously successful video game Madden in 2012.

Prayers for a full and rapid recovery for this young man. We wish he has a great team of physicians and nurses and achieves the same results as Damar Hamlin.

The girl who looks like a doll is now 9 years ord. What does she look like today?

Little Aira had to pass the test of fame very early. Already at the age of two, she became seriously interested in modeling. Her parents decided that such a doll-like appearance should be noticed by professionals, and took their daughter to a modeling agency.

The agency immediately came up with a role for the girl — the image of a famous doll.

Photos of Aira’s appearance spread all over the Internet, many users refused to believe that a girl could have such a doll-like appearance, and often wrote that it was a hoax, and the photos were simply photoshopped.

But over time, everyone came to terms with it, because the girl was real.

It is impossible to say with certainty whether Ira was happy with what was happening to her. In this case, it was her parents who decided her fate. She did not attend kindergarten, did not play with her peers and spent all her time in modeling agencies and photo studios.

Ira was very famous, she was recognized on the streets and asked to take a picture with her when they met.

But as she grew up, her appearance changed. She stopped looking like a doll, and modeling agencies stopped inviting her to shootings and shows. Her popularity began to fade.

Sometimes she was still invited as a model for certain projects, but this was very rare.

Now she, like many children of her age, has her own page on social networks. And it is worth noting that there are no photos of her «doll» past, perhaps the girl does not like what her childhood was like.

Lost Their Beauty and Youthfulness. Photos of Stars who haven’t Benefited from the Years

Let’s face it: not everyone gains from the passage of time. Certainly, some of us are fortunate enough to have time stand still. They are fortunate to retain their shape, beautiful skin, and dazzling appearance. Even among the stars, however, there are individuals who were not fortunate enough to defeat time. Today, I’ve gathered photos of celebrities that have transformed beyond recognition in recent years for you. It’s impossible to spot the idols of millions among these chubby and unkempt people. Continue reading “Lost Their Beauty and Youthfulness. Photos of Stars who haven’t Benefited from the Years”

Spoiled herself irretrievably. Basinger, 69, came out after plastic surgery

Kim Basinger, an American actress, model, and singer, turned 69 on December 8. The Hollywood diva appears to have decided to keep up with her celebrity colleagues by changing her appearance. Kim has lost her former beauty and charm in her pursuit of eternal youth. The new appearance of the beauty in the world created quite a stir. Continue reading “Spoiled herself irretrievably. Basinger, 69, came out after plastic surgery”

When the surgeon overdid it: 9 stars that are almost impossible to recognize after plastic surgery

According to some, it is preferable to approach plastic surgery with the mindset that “everything is possible for me, but not everything is good.” However, the desire to rapidly drop a few pounds, feel younger, or improve one’s life frequently results in a dependency on interventions: a person does not want to stop at one lift because it is not sufficient for him. Continue reading “When the surgeon overdid it: 9 stars that are almost impossible to recognize after plastic surgery”