SPC Noah Bailey

Spring Branch, TX

Noah Bailey was a junior in high school on September 11, 2001, a day that inspired him to serve his country. He enlisted in the Army while still in high school and headed to basic training after graduation.

On December 4, 2005, during his first combat deployment, Specialist Bailey was serving with the Scout Sniper Platoon, 2-503rd Parachute Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Zabul, Afghanistan when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast ejected him from the vehicle, trapping him underneath the rear wheels. After being medically evacuated, SPC Bailey’s right foot was amputated.

He was transported to Landstuhl, Germany before returning stateside to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After additional surgeries, Noah elected to have doctors amputate his left leg below the knee.  

Noah and his wife, Tia, are parents to Tristan, Anthony, Clementine, and twins, Aurora and Phoenix. Noah manages an engine repair shop while Tia runs a catering business. Although they enjoy outdoor activities as a family, their current home is inaccessible and limits Noah’s mobility, with narrow doorways that he cannot navigate through in his wheelchair, and a shower that he is unable to access without risking injury.

In a specially adapted custom HFOT home, Noah will not have to struggle with basic tasks with easy and safe access to every room in a single-level, open layout. Pull-down shelving in the kitchen, a roll-in shower in the bathroom, and a wheelchair-accessible walkway surrounding the entire home are just a few of the features that will give Noah more independence and freedom in his daily life. The mortgage-free lifestyle will allow the Baileys to start their own farm-to-table business and save for their children’s futures.

Originally from California, Noah is choosing to build his home in Texas to be close to family and friends.

Noah is grateful to HFOT donors and supporters for this life-changing gift. “Your support and donation do more than just help build a specially adapted custom home. It’s what the home means to someone with severe injuries. The little things I used to take for granted.”

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