Injured Veteran Having Smart Home Built in Crestline
United States Army Captain Nick Vogt, who was injured in Afghanistan, is having a smart home built for him and his family through the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Vogt, who is from the Crestline area, lost both legs above the knee, suffered severe brain injury, and was diagnosed with a seizure disorder, after he and his stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) which exploded upon impact during his deployment in 2011.
Nick and his wife Lauren currently reside in Crestline. They welcomed their first baby, Nathan, in February 2017. The Gary Sinise Foundation is proudly building them a specially adapted smart home, so Nick can have the accessibility he needs to be independent. A dedication will be held on Friday, July 13th at 9:30 a.m.
The Gary Sinise Foundation honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Through its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment), specially adapted smart homes are being constructed for severely wounded veterans and first responders nationwide. Each one-of-a-kind home is customized to ease the everyday burdens of a wounded hero, their family, and caregivers.