SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The family of a Navy sailor nearly killed in Syria is starting the new year with one less challenge.
Over a year ago Navy EOD Tech Kenton Stacy was left paralyzed after an IED explosion. As Stacy was recovering in San Diego, renters were destroying the family’s Virginia home.
“Just with everything we’re going through, it added stress. I just couldn’t believe how someone could damage our home and be okay with it,” said Kenton’s wife Lindsey.
The home reeked of cigarettes, and the carpet, walls, and blinds were destroyed.
When the EOD community in Virginia learned what happened in November they began to make repairs on the home.
Julie Fish, a real estate agent with Signature Realty Select, also stepped in to help, taking over as the realtor.
After reaching out for more help, people around the country offered money, time, services and resources.
“These guys are...it’s like a brotherhood, there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for one another, and I like to think the wives are the same way,” said Fish, whose husband is also a Navy EOD Tech.
Less than two months later, the home looks brand new and is on the market.
“Very blessed that they just took that burden off of us, one less thing that we had to worry about, stress out about, and we just can’t thank everyone enough,” said Lindsey.
Anyone interested in purchase the Virginia house can learn more about it here.