U.S. Rep. McSally Helps Wounded Warrior Receive Life-Changing Housing Grant
WASHINGTON, DC—U.S Representative McSally today celebrated a casework victory: a wounded veteran received keys to his brand new-home, customized to meet his specific needs.
Marco DeLeon served as a Sergeant (E5) in the AZ Army National Guard from 2007-2014. On Thanksgiving Day 2009, Marco incurred severe injuries from an IED explosion while on patrol in Iraq. He was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury that left him handicapped.
For two years, Marco DeLeon tried in vain to receive a grant from the VA to modify his home to meet his handicap needs. Within one month of learning of his situation, Congresswoman McSally’s office successfully secured Specially Adapted Housing Grant totaling $77,000 for the DeLeons. Today, Marco DeLeon received keys to his new home which was customized just for him.
“Marco DeLeon is an American hero. He made a tremendous sacrifice for our country and the least we can do is ensure his needs are met,” said Congresswoman McSally. “I am deeply grateful that our office was able to secure this grant for his new home, and that he will be able to live and move more comfortably now. If you are a veteran in need assistance, please to reach out to my office. We are here to help.”
Watch Marco DeLeon give a tour of his new home with Rep. McSally below: