Montrose vet receives home

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MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The national nonprofit organization Homes for Our Troops donated a home to Army Specialist Steven Baskis Saturday.

Baskis was severely injured while serving in Iraq. He was on a patrol when an explosive device detonated next to his vehicle. The blast resulted in the complete loss of his vision, traumatic brain injury and nerve damage to his left arm.

Steven has not let his injuries prevent him from living life to the fullest. He spends much of his time outdoors – mountaineering, skiing, cycling and kayaking.

Steven's new home in Montrose will have dozens of adaptive features tailored to his injuries such as zero threshold doorways and shower, and phone-activated temperature controls.

The organization donated the home to Steven, thanks to contributions from donors, supporters, and corporate partners.

Currently, there are over 90 active projects in need of more donations to be completed. Find more on those projects on the Homes for Our Troops website by clicking here.

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