Homes for Our Troops builds house for a local veteran

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Risking your life to save others is never an easy choice.

"They've give up so much, their lives have changed so drastically," says Homes for Our Troops Community Outreach Coordinator Mary Espinoza.

Master Sergeant Eric Marts found out how quickly life changes during his service in Iraq.

"I was in two other explosions that had given me a traumatic brain injury and because of the swelling inside my head, I lost my optic nerves, rendering myself blind,” says Marts.

Seeing what marts has gone through, some caregiving members of the community are paying him back in a special way.

"When we were notified that we were going to receive a homes for our troops specially adapted, it was like, imagine winning the lottery. It’s going to make such a difference in my life and my wife's life,” says Marts.

A home with features like a voice activation system, to help Marts get through daily tasks a little bit easier.

Homes for Our Troops builds houses to help veterans rebuild their lives after war.

"Each veteran that I meet and, the struggles that they deal with, knowing that they don't have to go through that any longer, it's just astounding and I can't be happier" says Espinoza.

"Looking around at the people that came out to support me, and Homes for Our Troops and my family, they'd understand why I chose to live right here in Fargo Moorhead,” says Marts.