Bill would help disabled veterans remodel homes
For a Marine who lost his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan, learning to walk on prosthetics was not the only challenge. His family also had to come up with the money to extensively remodel their Chicago-area home to make it handicap accessible.
On Saturday, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will tour the house in the southwest suburb of La Grange as part of his push for a bill that would help disabled veterans like Lance Cpl. Josh Misiewicz.
The Marine was on patrol in southern Afghanistan when he was hit by a roadside bomb in July 2011.
A nonprofit group helped with costly home renovations.
The bill known as the HAVEN Act would provide matching government funds to allow such organizations to help more disabled, low-income veterans.