HFOT is a nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for severely injured Veterans Post – 9/11. These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country. And enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT also builds homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
Marine Sergeant Toran Gaal has no recollection of the incident that occurred on June 26, 2011. An improvised explosive device (IED) detonated beneath him, resulting in the loss of both leg and severe brain injury.
He first deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 as an Infantryman with the 37th Armored Division. During deployment Sergeant First Class Escobedo sustained a concussion after falling off his vehicle in Baghdad/Al Kufa-Najaf, Iraq.