Married Military Heroes Gifted Accessibility-Friendly Home in San Antonio
U.S. Air Force veterans Daniel "Reese" Hines and his wife Kyle Hines couldn't be more excited for their new home. The couple married in 2018, after meeting in an Air Force Wounded Warrior sponsored softball league. Both suffered from combat-related injuries while on respective tours in Afghanistan (Reese) and Iraq (Kyle). Kyle endured a permanent brain injury when a rocket landed roughly 10-feet away from her and was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Reese was injured by an explosive device detonating less than two-feet from him, resulting in permanent damage to his eyes, the loss of his right hand, and broken bones. Reese also suffered a brain bleed, a traumatic brain injury, and later received the diagnosis of PTSD, as well. Reese was awarded a Purple Heart Medal for his service. As a result of the couples injuries, living in a "regular" home is difficult for them, but as you can imagine, building a home customized to their disabilities is a huge financial undertaking.
That's where Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and national homebuilder KB Home come in, gifting a free home in San Antonio—the couple originally lived in Alaska together—personalized to the couple's needs. Later this month, their new home will be ready for move-in, with the couple celebrating with a key ceremony on February 21st as they tour their new home for the first time. The 2,300-square-foot abode will include accessibility features like wider interior and exterior entries, level or zero-edge thresholds, and a roll-in master bath-shower enclosure. The Hineses played an active role in designing their new home—they even ensured that one of the living spaces in the house was reserved for their service dogs, Baxter, Wilber, and Huey.
“We are extremely grateful to Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and KB Home for gifting us with a beautiful home in San Antonio. This move from Alaska to Texas is going to give us access to state-of-the-art rehab facilities and emergency care which will help make our lives easier. Getting a home that we are able to personalize to our needs was the icing on the cake. We got to work directly with designers to ensure the home had our personal touch while also incorporating accessibility features that meet our needs," the Hineses expressed to Southern Living. "We are excited to dig our roots in San Antonio and can’t wait to see the finished product and settle into our forever home.”
Jeffrey Mezger, Chairman, President, and CEO of KB Home, echoed the gratitude of the couple—emphasizing that they're truly the ones who are eternally grateful. “KB Home is honored to team up with Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors to build a personalized, mortgage free home for the Hines family. We are forever thankful to Reese and Kyle Hines for their service to our country, and while we know we can’t change the injuries they incurred during their time in the military, we can provide them with a new home that is tailored to their needs," Mezger shared. "It has been our pleasure to work closely with this deserving family to ensure their home has all the design and accessibility features they need to thrive. We can’t wait for Reese and Kyle to move in and enjoy their new home.”
Needless to say, we can't wait for this special couple to move into their new residence and enjoy all that San Antonio has to offer them, too. We wish Reese, Kyle, Baxter, Wilber, and Huey, the best as they embark on this new chapter in River City.