USMC Cpl Travis Dodson, a Deming, New Mexico native, deployed to Iraq in September 2006.

While serving as a machine gunner, Cpl Dodson was critically injured by an insurgent’s grenade on February 14, 2007. He lost his right leg above the knee and his left leg at the hip.

After becoming disabled, Cpl Dodson developed a passion for athletics.

He was a member of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team and competed in the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi. He is now a member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team, and won a gold medal with them during the 2018 Paralympics in PyeongChang. Cpl Dodson is continuing to train for the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is building Cpl Dodson a new smart home in Franklin, Tennessee.

He is looking forward to the freedom the home’s customized technology will bring, particularly in the kitchen, where cooking and accessing the cabinets is often a struggle for him.