Nearly 17 years after Bryan Anderson’s life changed forever during the Iraq War, his parents were again by his side and he was surrounded by supporters inside the frame of his under-construction Dickson County home from the Gary Sinise Foundation R.I.S.E. program.
Anderson, a retired Army sergeant, lost his legs and an arm from an improvised explosive device, or IED, while serving his second tour in Baghdad in October 2005. Despite life-altering injuries and 13 months of rigorous rehabilitation, Anderson told attendees at the unveiling event, “I really have nothing to complain about.”
Bryan was surrounded by friends, relatives, and neighbors who added personal messages to the Foundation for Bryan's soon-to-be-built, specially adapted smart home; as part of the Gary Sinise Foundation "Walls of Honor." The Foundation, along with key partners, is in the process of constructing a new home for Bryan that uniquely suits his needs while restoring Bryan's Independence and Supporting his Empowerment. Click below to read the full story from The Tennesseean!