Cecil County Marine Given New Home
Updated: Saturday, February 15 2014, 09:39 PM EST
Over 200 people in a Cecil County community gathered Saturday to welcome Marine Corporal Jeffrey Kessler to his new home.
Kessler is a double amputee who was wounded during his service in Afghanistan in 2011.
Kessler and his family are the recipients of a brand new house from a military non-profit organization called "Homes for Our Troops.
The family's new home has been custom designed for his injuries.
Tim McHale of Homes for Our Troops describes the special features, "From wider doorways, to power door frames, to being able to roll around under the kitchen." The house has plenty of room for the family including four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Kessler himself admits, "Every day's gonna be a challenge for me. But this house is gonna make it easier on me."
His wife Morgan added, "At this point, I'd just like to jump for joy, but I'm just taking everything in and letting people enjoy it as much as we do."
One of the first editions the Kessler family added was an American flag in the front yard of their new home.
The Kessler's home was the 163rd house built by Homes for Our Troops and its volunteers.