[AMP-L] Double Amputee Soldier Gets New Home in Hillside (Chicago,
wayne at renardson.org
Thu Jun 30 13:42:40 PDT 2011
via WLS-TV Chicago
June 29, 2011 (HILLSIDE, Ill.) (WLS) -- A suburban soldier who was
seriously injured in the war in Iraq received a big gift from his
Army Specialist Sergio Lopez and his family now have a brand new home
in Hillside. The home is suited to fit Lopez's needs as he undergoes
rehabilitation after losing both legs in the war.
The people of Hillside, Plote Construction and numerous businesses,
contractors, labor unions and individual contributors presented the
home to Lopez, his wife Maria and their two daughters Sasha and Sofia
at a dedication ceremony.
"Let us be proud as a community in helping someone who gave so much
for us," said Joseph Tamburino, village of Hillside.
Five years ago, Lopez, who is from Joliet, was serving with the U.S.
Army in Iraq on his second tour when he lost both of his legs in a
roadside bombing. But the wounded warrior did not lose his spirit and
will to live. What he needed was a home to accommodate his needs and
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