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Army SSG Robert Canine, Mexico Missouri, was a truck commander returning from a patrol in northwest Baghdad in May 2009 when an Explosively Formed Projectile (EFP) blasted into his vehicle leaving him with injuries so severe that both of his legs required amputation.First transported to a field hospital, SSG Canine was then taken by Blackhawk helicopter to Balad before arriving in Landstuhl, Germany where he fell unconscious. Five days later Robert awoke at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and began his road to recovery. SSG Canine enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer and eight year old son, Sebastian. He has always enjoyed playing football and watching baseball. He also enjoys fishing with his young son. At this point Robert is not sure what the future holds for him. He may decide to further his education or find a job that interests him...his main focus however will be taking care of his family. When asked if there was anything he would like to say to those who have made this specially adapted home possible SSG Canine replied, "I feel so honored that volunteers are willing to do so much for me and other veterans. It is humbling and I appreciate it so much. The specially adapted home I receive from Homes for Our Troops will eliminate the daily challenges I have just getting around...this home will improve my quality of living every day."
Please consider donating supplies or labor or making a monetary donation! Donations may also be made at the United Credit Union. Anyone interested in donating time or resources should come to Lowe's , 201 Conley Road, Columbia, Missouri (573-499-6767) at 6:00pm on January 26, 2010 for the Informational presentation and overview!! Representatives will be on site signing up volunteers who would like to help with the project for SSG Robert Canine!
Please join the Volunteer Registration Day on January 26, 2010 at Lowe's in Columbia, MO from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.