Welcome Home Josh

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On Aug. 10, 2012, Marine Corporal Joshua Langston-White was on deployment serving with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, when he was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The blast resulted in the loss of both his legs above the knee.

After undergoing 13 surgeries and a year and a half of recovery, Joshua is now back in his home state of Florida where he works for Citrus United Way running the veteran service program Mission United. He enjoys playing golf and any activity involving water – fishing, swimming, and tubing.  As of now, he is more focused on his wife Brittni and the birth of their son Parker due to be born in December.

Although he has made progress in his recovery, Joshua still struggles with daily activities. Even small tasks such as carrying in groceries from outdoors are a challenge because he has to step over a curb. In the home, there are more hazards including narrow doorways, high shelves, and inaccessible appliances.

A mortgage-free, specially adapted home from Homes For Our Troops on a level lot, with an open floor plan, automatic doors, and roll-under sinks will make it easier for Joshua to perform routine activities. Joshua is most looking forward to raising his family with his wife Brittni. He says knowing he will a have a home adapted to his injuries, where he can live safely, provides a great comfort to him. “The home is where you teach your kids everything,” he says.

Joshua is choosing to build his home in Florida because he has family and a support system there.

Joshua says he was shocked to learn there was an organization willing to build him a specially adapted home. “Marines are known for being tough but I wouldn’t be surprised if I shed a few tears when I walk into that house for the first time knowing I can provide for a family and be a productive member of society.”
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Thank You Chuck Vance/Commander - US Navy ret.
(and my extraordinary golfing buddy!) for your donation.
Josh White - Mission United Coordinator
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So, I have raised funds before but never for such a valiant cause. As you read about Josh, you can't help but be impressed.

The reasons I am trying to raise as much 'real' money as possible for him are many however #1: because of his kindness and kindness to others. He has his own major issues yet he spends most of his time finding ways to help his fellow veterans in need.

The 2nd reason (and most important as I see it):
He is going to receive his own home through the generosity and gratitude of others. This is an unbelievable gift from many gracious people.
The problem with having a home - as most of us have - is that Josh will have the same chores we have, once he moves in. Things like taking care of the yard, having to buy all the things a new home does not have or is missing (stocking up on those 'little' items that add up to more and more money; making all the deposits for utilities and services...

So, YES! This IS all about the money. The money raised will be used to hire a lawn service, pay for deposits and other required services that are not included with a new house.

The home should be done before next Summer 2018 so we have time to start donating. Little by little, step by step, dollar by dollar - the goal says $5,000 but this is a minimum goal.

It seems to me that the usual donations we all make usually go for an organization or a cause. The donations you make here have no admin cost, no TV commercial, no mis-direction of your intended target.

You donation here will go DIRECTLY to Josh for the services stated and/or any other purpose at his own discretion - to make his life possible, without a lot of added difficulty.

I am sure you would agree... he has enough difficulties already. So give generously as often as you can or choose to give... we have some time before the funds will be needed but Summer 2018 (or maybe even sooner) will be upon us sooner than you think!
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