Injured USMC Corporal Receives Mortgage-Free Smart Home in Glen Rose

On May 17, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation welcomes home United States Marine Corp Corporal Patrick Myers (ret.) and his family into their new mortgage-free smart home in Glen Rose, Texas.

Cpl Myers enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2003, and he deployed to Iraq in January of 2005. Cpl Myers was weeks away from coming home when his vehicle was hit by an IED on November 9, 2005. He lost both legs above the knee in the blast and suffered multiple other injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding, a broken back, the collapse of his lungs and PTSD.

In the years since his injury, Cpl Myers volunteered with several non-profit organizations to support his fellow veterans. He has coached his son’s football team and is currently coaching his baseball team. He loves having the opportunity to mentor these young athletes while educating them about people with disabilities.

In attendance at the home dedication are Cpl Patrick Myers, his wife Mindy, their children, their service dog Oakley, FDNY Battalion Chief (ret.) John LaBarbera, USMC Sgt Frank Hewell, Mayor of Glen Rose Joe Boles, US Navy Senior Chief Joe Hill (ret.), Somervell County Sheriff Alan West, and Local VIPs, Sponsors and Partners

The Tunnel to Towers Smart Home Program builds specially-adapted, smart homes to help our most catastrophically injured veterans live more independently.

Cpl Myers’ smart home is outfitted with automatic doors and wider hallways that allow him to freely move through the home in his wheelchair. The kitchen features lower counter space, pull-down cabinet shelves and a stove that raises and lowers to wheelchair height. The home’s lights, thermostat, and security system can be controlled via an app allowing him to control many aspects of the home without having to get up or ask for help.

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About the Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Born from the tragedy of 9/11, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation carries out its mission to “do good,” by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. Tunnel to Towers is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America to Never Forget September 11, 2001. Visit to learn more.

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Trevor Tamsen