Army Sergeant Jordan Folmar


Mission Accomplished on June 29, 2024

Jordan Folmar wanted to join the military since he was a child. He enlisted in the Army as an Infantryman with the 1-508 PIR, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, first deploying to Afghanistan in 2009 and again in 2012.

On July 6, 2012, during his second deployment, Sergeant Folmar was on a dismounted patrol in Zhari District, Afghanistan, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). SGT Folmar lost both legs above the knees and sustained ruptured eardrums in the blast.

Jordan spent several years undergoing surgeries, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and learning how to use prosthetics at Walter Reed Medical Center. He is now a stay-at-home father and baker for his and his wife Amanda’s cookie business. In his current inaccessible home, Jordan cannot access most rooms in his wheelchair because the doorways are too narrow. “Having a fully adapted HFOT home will be life-changing. No more crawling on the floor to get into my daughter’s bedroom to say goodnight, no more putting on my prosthetics to go out in the front yard, no more standing up on my wheelchair just to reach a glass for water,” he says.

Originally from Texas, Jordan is choosing to remain in the state and build his home in the Austin area for the excellent school district.

Jordan wants HFOT’s donors to know he is grateful for their support. “Without amazing people like yourselves, HFOT could not continue their mission of building specially adapted custom homes for severely injured Veterans. You are changing hundreds of people’s lives with your generosity,” he says. “These Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and their families are all living more comfortably.”