HM3 Adrian Walker
Las Vegas, NV
For Adrian Walker, serving his country was not part of his plan for the future. In high school, Adrian became interested in music and joined a band after high school playing the drums, but that route was not financially stable. After his short stint with the band, Adrian enlisted in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for the camaraderie and to learn new skills.
From January to April in 2013, during his first combat deployment with Marine Attack Squadron VMA-231 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, HM3 Walker experienced intense physical demands on his body that included resupply missions and rucking a hundred miles a month. This resulted in Adrian developing bilateral compartment syndrome and popliteal artery entrapment. Adrian underwent several surgeries, eventually resulting in the amputation of both of his legs below the knee.
Now medically retired, Adrian enjoys spending time with his wife, Esther, and their two children, Jaden and Rylan. Adrian is an avid hand cyclist, averaging 13 miles per day. He has many hobbies, including content creation for social platforms, boxing, music, and video games. While Adrian has numerous interests and goals, he has limited time to pursue them because of the challenges he experiences with daily tasks in his current home. A primary obstacle is the shower, which is a challenge to navigate and poses significant safety issues.
By receiving a specially adapted custom home from Homes For Our Troops, Adrian believes many opportunities will be opened up to him and his family. He has seen firsthand the impact an HFOT home has on severely injured Veterans and their families. He looks forward to being able to access the entire home in his wheelchair, including outdoors. The pulldown shelving and roll under counters in the kitchen will empower Adrian to cook again. He even looks forward to being able to do daily tasks like laundry. He also plans to build the garden Esther has always wanted. He looks forward to paying it forward through volunteering, and is looking forward to the financial freedom the home will provide to do more activities together as a family.
Originally from Nevada, Adrian is choosing to remain in the state to stay close to family.
Adrian sincerely thanks HFOT donors and supporters. “Thank you for providing a safe place for my wife, my children, and me.”