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Widowed Mom Gets the Surprise of a Lifetime

Widowed Mom Gets the Surprise of a Lifetime

When Sara Wood, a widowed mom from Houston, TX, attended a Houston Texans football game this past season, she thought she was just taking her son to see the team his daddy had loved. But an organization called Operation Finally Home was there at the game to surprise Sara and her son — with a brand new house!

Wood's husband, Scott, was a fallen soldier in the U.S. military, and was buried (in a Texans jersey under his dress blues) just a few weeks before the game. 

Operation Finally Home, run by philanthropist Dan Wallrath, builds mortgage-free homes for families of U.S. troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, they have completed 17 homes and are working on another 19 properties for the families of these heroes. 



Do you know any families who've lost a mom or dad to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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KellyRussell33945 KellyRussell33945 5 years
Awesome story. It is charities and people like this that "give" far better than the government to those that need it without the waste and fraud!!
doraHetrick doraHetrick 5 years
That's GOOD news - the kind we don't get enough of. Those selfless acts are admirable.
BrandyFisher15896 BrandyFisher15896 5 years
So awesome!
DonnaCottrell61185 DonnaCottrell61185 5 years
what a wonderful surprise there are so many of our soldiers losing their lives men and women and the families are left behind. god bless our soldiers and bless those wonderful people who helped this and many other families out.
4NoMore 4NoMore 5 years
Love this, something wonderful.
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