Marine Sgt Craig Brady
Craig Brady enlisted in the Marines as a combat engineer, drawn to the lifestyle and camaraderie of the elite force.
On January 7, 2010, during his third combat deployment, Sergeant Brady was conducting a battle damage assessment with the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, when he was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Nowzad, Afghanistan. He lost his right leg below the knee and sustained injuries to his back and left forearm. Stateside, Craig underwent surgeries at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
Craig, a sales representative for a power company, and his wife, Catie, a veterinary technician, enjoy spending time with their sons, Bruce and Luke. Craig plays wheelchair lacrosse and coaches sled hockey. While he leads an active lifestyle, Craig faces challenges with daily tasks in his current living environment. The home is wheelchair inaccessible, with stairs throughout, making it difficult to access his sons’ rooms.
A specially adapted custom HFOT home with an open floor plan and barrier-free environment will allow Craig to navigate the entire home from his wheelchair. The wheelchair-accessible roll-in shower reduces the risk of slipping on a wet floor and the therapy tub provides options for him to rest and recover from his injuries. Craig is looking forward to the financial freedom of a mortgage-free home.
Originally from Massachusetts, Craig is choosing to remain in his home state to be close to family.
Craig says there are no words to thank HFOT donors and supporters. “Thank you so much for this incredible opportunity. HFOT will set my family up for success in the future and provide me the opportunity to live comfortably in my home.”