A Hero’s Welcome

Ryan Homes is proud to work with Helping a Hero to build a special home for a wounded warrior.

Keeping House

A brand-new four-bedroom home makes for a special homecoming for Sergeant Andrew Mullee, a wounded warrior who served in Afghanistan.

A new chapter of life has opened for Drew Mullee and his family as he rebuilds his life in Kannapolis, North Carolina. As a result of a bomb explosion in 2012, which resulted in the loss of his right leg and other serious injuries, Drew underwent a year-and-a-half rehabilitation at Walter Reed Medical Center, where he had to relearn basic functions such as eating and walking.

To help Drew and other veterans like him, Ryan Homes works with Helping a Hero, a non-profit organization that provides wheelchair accessible homes and other adaptive homes for veterans who have been severely injured. In conjunction with Kellswater Bridge, a prestigious community in Kannapolis, NC, and Patriot Charities, a four-bedroom home has been created to meet his needs.

This Ryan home is fully wheelchair-accessible and includes wider doors and hallways, an adapted bathroom that includes a roll-in shower, roll-under sink, and other safety features needed to help Drew be independent. Now he, along with his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Easton—born while Drew was healing at Walter Reed—can create a new chapter of their lives in a comfortable, beautiful new home. We wish the Mullee family continued healing and happiness in the days ahead.