pfc isaac blunt
Marine Private First Class Isaac Blunt joined the Marines shortly after high school and started his first deployment to Afghanistan in March 2011. On June 13 of that year, PFC Blunt, a rifleman with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, was on foot patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, when he stepped on a pressure plate improvised explosive device (IED). The blast resulted in the loss of both his legs, his left eye, and several fingers on his left hand.
Now medically retired, Isaac plays wheelchair basketball on Balboa Medical Center’s team, Wolf Pack. He also trains to stay in shape for mountain climbing.
In a mortgage-free home, Isaac will be able to focus on his future without having to worry about moving apartments frequently. With this stability, his daughter will have a place she can call “home.” The special adaptations Isaac is most looking forward to are the pull-down cabinets and lower countertops, making it easier for him to reach appliances while in his wheelchair.
Originally from Wisconsin, Isaac is choosing to build his home in California to be near the VA and his sister.
Isaac would like HFOT’s supporters to know their donations are going to a good cause and this home will make a difference in his daily life. “The service you provide to make our lives easier is beyond words,” he says.