A Hawkinsville family will soon get a new home, designed to their needs, thanks to a non-profit organization, Homes For Our Troops.
13WMAZ brought you the story of CPL Tony Mullis and his family in May 2011. Mullis lost his legs when an IED hit him in Afghanistan, just one day after his son Cason was born.
On Saturday morning, Homes for Our Troops hosted a ground-breaking where family, friends, and members of the community got to share in the family's new journey.
"For them to still care, even after, it's been almost two years so for them to still care after that long," said Mullis. "It just shows you that they actually do care."
Homes for Our Troops is spearheading the efforts to build a home that will be designed for Tony's needs.
"Here comes Homes For Our Troops and we're building these homes that are completely accessible to them," said Larry Gill, of Homes for Our Troops. "Wider doors, wider hallways, roll over cooktops, automatic doors, pull down cabinets, roll in showers everything to make his quality of life a little bit easier."
And while this is only the groundbreaking, the home is already a dream come true.
"I cried, I cried when they called us and told us I was just emotional, I couldn't think I was like I know that I am going to have a house now and I don't have to worry about Tony, I don't have to worry about Cason it's just going to be amazing," said Jeanie Mullis.
To find out how you can help and monitor the home's progress go to this website http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer?pagename=Tony%20Mullis.